Dust and smoke! The photo is our view of the deadly Glen Innes fires last week-around 100km away. Between fires and drought things are getting pretty desperate in the bush. The last of the deep holes in our creek is drying up and the fish are dying-Murray Cod around a metre long! So sad-they must have been so old...
The sheep and cattle are being moved around the farm to chase water in the remaining dams. Like most farmers at this time of year, we are unable to even sell the livestock, as they have young lambs and calves. We are all trying to look out for our friends and neighbours, as these conditions are unprecedented.
On a brighter note, the Sleepy Merino launch in Inverell was a great night, held in conjunction with our local Eat Drink Live New England Festival. We held a fashion parade at a Wine and Canapes event, and a market stall. Despite the tough times in our region, the local community has been very supportive of the new business, and lots of pyjamas were purchased for Christmas presents. Thanks so much to the wonderful models-all local girls.
Please support the Buy from the Bush, and Buy Regional This Christmas campaigns. These intitiatives are really helping regional businesses to stay afloat. It is not only the farmers being affected by the drought. We have had many businesses close their doors in our town, including the big end of town-we have lost Target and will soon lose Big W.
Storms around tonight, so hopefully a little rain to get some grass growing.