In the wake of the 2016 floods, one British farmer was left with no choice but to leave his farm to the water, and to relocate his business.
The flood left the farm completely without water, but he is now finding ways to cope with the situation, even as his staff struggle to cope.
In the first of a series of videos, farmer Mark Huddleston shows the impact of the floods on his small farming business, which has been able to operate since the end of February.
As well as water issues, HuddLeston also faced the challenges of a lack of money, a lack, in some cases, of support from the government, and even the possibility of being kicked out of the country altogether.
The business is thriving, but not without challenges, as Huddls farm is not able to grow food to meet the growing demand.
The farm has been left without a water source for more than a year, and Huddlieston’s wife, Ann, says it is impossible to work without it.
“We have had to take out loans from family members, which is not good for us, but the cost of the loan is also a huge burden,” he told Business Insider.
“It’s hard for the young people that are unemployed to find work in this situation, but we also need people to get on the property so we can grow food for the community.”
Mark Huddland has been farming in the county of Westmorland for 30 years, and says he has no intention of stopping farming after the flood.
He says it’s important to look at the future, and is hopeful that the drought could be over in time.
“I hope we’ll be back, and we’ll have some fresh water and a bit of good, well-managed agriculture for a bit longer,” he said.
“Hopefully we’ll start again and start to make some money again.”
This article originally appeared on Business Insider UK