Warms lambs

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

DE­SPITE the flood of pub­lic sup­port for farm­ers strug­gling to deal with drought con­di­tions, not ev­ery­body is able to give gen­er­ously.

But there are ways peo­ple can lend a hand that take time, rather than money.

Mandy Har­vey (pic­tured) has estab­lished her Adare prop­erty as a drop-off point for the Lamb Jumpers or­gan­i­sa­tion, which works to de­liver hand­made jumpers to farm­ers and their stock who are in need.

It is com­mon for ewes to aban­don their lambs in dry con­di­tions and the jumpers al­low them to sur­vive through the cold win­ter months.

Mrs Har­vey is urg­ing the com­mu­nity to get in­volved, ei­ther if they have knit­ting or cro­chet­ing skills or know of any lo­cal farm­ers who would ben­e­fit most from the ini­tia­tive.

Her home is one of seven places set up as a drop-off point in Queens­land and there are sites 22 across New South Wales.

“It’s a good way for peo­ple who don’t have money, they can do some­thing,” Mrs Har­vey said.

“If they’ve got left­overs, get knit­ting, get cro­chet­ing.”

Knit­ting and cro­chet pat­terns can be found on the Lamb Jumpers Face­book page.

The drop-off point is lo­cated at 15 Ja­cana Drive, Adare.

— Lach­lan Mcivor

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