Drought hits home!

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Heartbeats -

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

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