These last few weeks old Murphy had a field time. The rain pelted unremittingly, the roads got soggy and potholed and then the next door dam breached sending torrents of water onto the stretch just before our farm. That was when the real fun began - us trying to fix things using shovels and then graders, digger loaders, and sandbags. Often we made things worse and so we were marooned for days on end with only 4X4 access. Here in the early stages of the saga Johan is pulled out of the mud by the digger loader.