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I recently persuaded a friend that moving to a low lying fen area was a bad idea for exactly that reason

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Dec 21st, 2010 at 11:42:41 AM EST
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Good for you.

In the old days, when people had to live near their fields, living in a flood plain made a little bit of sense.  Those areas are the best farmland, usually, having nice deep black topsoil that is easily worked and produced an abundance of crops.

Now it's dumb.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Dec 21st, 2010 at 12:14:36 PM EST
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And what you told him is

'Keep to the Fen Causeway'

Now I know!

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Tue Dec 21st, 2010 at 01:53:32 PM EST
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