For a few days back there the internet and phone were cut off, so we were reduced to reading email on Jean’s cellphone while standing in a field.
After a couple of visits the Orange techies hooked up their fancy meter to the end of a line and found that the fault was about 150m our side of the junction box on the road a couple of farms down.
Walking 150m down the road from the box they found this brand new trench with some cut wires sticking out of each side. This looked a likely candidate.
Some patching work…
…and we’re back online.
The new trench was dug because that farm has a big chicken shed that was flooding in all the rain.
I had a chat to the farm owner while the techies were testing the lines. Inside the shed were 17,000 little guys that get slaughtered very young at a weight of 800g. The operation is automated, with temperature and food very closely controlled. She checks them three times a day.