Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The heartbreak of farming

The photos below were sent to me last night by my farming brother in Western Australia.  They've had 6mm of rain for the month of June.  There should be green grass in the paddocks and crops growing.  Paddocks were mostly dry seeded in the hope it would rain.  It breaks my heart.  The sheep are currently on a diet of barley and hay.



Can you imagine feeding triplets in such conditions?

12 comments:

Kar said...

Truly sad! Saying prayers that they get rain soon.

Helsie said...

The life of a farmer is such a hard one. Don't know how they do it.

greenthumb said...

It must be such a hard life, day in and day out.

Joyful said...

All around the globe it is either drought or too much rain. I hope these animals and the farmers where your brother lives can get the much needed rain soon.

Joolz said...

Poor little lambs, I hope there is some more rain coming soon, surely!

Julie @Dragonfly Gems said...

I hope they get some rain soon..
Julie xx

Jacquie said...

It's such a distressing scene Anne.
Our farmers lost loads of sheep this last winter due to them getting trapped in snow drifts. It is so hard for farmers to deal with extremes of weather.
Hope western Australia gets some much needed rainfall very soon.
Jacquie x

Liz said...

I'm always moaning about how much rain we get here in Scotland, but looking at those pictures, perhaps I shouldn't.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Claire said...

Hey Anne, it is a heartbreaking occupation at times.
Here's hoping there's rain on the way to top up the tanks and dams as well...

Claire x

BadPenny said...

That looks bleak. Sending hope for rain x

gilly said...

Oh those poor wee lambs... hope they get a good soaking of rain soon.
xx

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Oh goodness, here's hoping it rains real soon.