Friday, February 7, 2014

Living on Hope

I know I've been sharing a bit of stuff, quite a bit, about the drought of late, as I think this one will go down as significant turning point in our industry. Anyhow, one thing I have really noticed lately, is that bush people are starting to get a voice. Are starting to tell their stories. And I love this, if nothing else comes from this fairly horrible situation, the fact that are starting to speak clearly, with thought and consideration.

This wonderful video, shot by ABC Open, on a property nearby us, is just spot on. Encapsulates everything that we are and do. There might be some others doing a lot worse, but they are poking along, not given up. The spirit of hope lives on in them.

I'm afraid I can't work out how to imbed the video into my blog post, but please do visit HERE - Hope in the time of drought.

Regular programming to resume ;-)


  1. Great video, thanks for sharing. I like hearing about what is happening, I don't like that it is drought but I still like to read about it.

  2. Good on ya Sharon. Mostly I envy you young ones, but at the moment I can see the advantage of being a retired old fogey with only one horse and a dog to worry about, ( oh and Old Di ). In 35 years on the land this is the worst I have ever seen my paddocks, but at least I don't have to worry about making a living or raising kids.
    Stick with it, there never was a drought that wasn't broken. Good luck.

  3. I can't watch it at the mo b/c it's 2am (!!!!) and I can't find the headset. Anywho…
    You're absolutely right, the message is getting out there, it's splashed all over our papers and I think (HOPE) it is finally sinking in.
    Old Nev up there has a point "there never was a drought that wasn't broken".
    stay positive, the rain will come

  4. Off to view .. And continuing to think of you. It's blogs like yours which bring home, and get the message out to the rest of us, just what it means on a very personal level to game e to live through drought. And when we over here are beset with floods, I feel so frustrated we haven't managed to find a way to move water round the world. I mean, if we can pipe oil from Russia across Europe ...

  5. It's been a week….hoping you have had a down pour x


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