A year on from the horrendous Ashburton floods and farms are slowly getting back to a new reality. MPI set up funding of $4 million and $3.5 million has been paid out to 144 applicants. One farmer Bryan Beeston farms on the banks of the Ashburton River and had 200 cows washed away and tonnes of shingles transplanted onto the paddocks. He says the last 12 months have been very busy.