Drought hits home!
Last week I caught up with an old friend in Forest Glen, and it is here that I am shocked to see the reality of how bad the drought is in NSW. Their enormous water tank is now empty. A feature lake near the house is a shrinking puddle. My friend is having to adjust an already tight budget to pay for water to be trucked in to keep their home functional. She gathers drinking water or enjoys an indulgent shower at friends ‘in town’ when she does a grocery shop. Our acreage neighbours are doing it toughbut spare a thought and extend a helping hand to our farmers (and their animals) who are bearing the brunt of this drought.
Words and illustration by Susanna Mills