Thursday, 7 June 2018

What the f&&=(##(@(&........

I wake up and wonder what the f*** am i still doing here..... While it is probably normal for me and my neighbours it is so freaking different from 99%  of others.....  While some work normal jobs..... Others go on wonderful holidays....kick back and relax after dinner....... .I worry about how much feed we have left and how long it will last and if and where we may get more at what cost....... All while the govt continues to not value Agriculture and food security in Australia...... .ok sheep are mustered now so I best go feed them then head off to town work........
Catch you later....... Chookyblue

20 comments:

  1. ...just to let you know some of us here in the city/country fringe have an appreciation for the sheer hard slog farming is......unfortunately politicians live in a celebrity bubble where it’s all about image, re election and not answering any question in a direct manner. Don’t get me started on how clumsy our democracy can be....but a lot of us do care! Hey there was a dairy farmer who used social media to sell cow sponsership maybe you can get people to sponsor a sheep!

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  2. Yes, they do the big tour with their Akubra hats and their moleskin trousers, and think they are 'doing something'. We have our own issues here (river related and being at the end of the line) but nothing like what you guys are going through. Wish I could say something profound, but please know I'm thinking of you. xxx

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  3. Oh I soooo hear you! ... between Mother Nature and Government is like the proverbial rock and a hard place.
    Love, strength and that 'Tribe' you wrote of previously will hold us up xx

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  4. Chooky it has been awhile, my heart and thoughts with you all.We have a friend who is a dairy farmer and learnt of the hardship he is enduring.Recently we visited Eyre, Yorke Peninsula and the Flinders Ranges.Parts barren and no rain for months. A couple of years ago we travelled up North to Longreach. I was appalled by the conditions in all the years we have travelled parts of Australia, never seen it so bad.Hard to put into words.

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  5. Just reading an article about the agricultural hardships and how people in the city complain the rain is going to ruin their saturday plans............if only they had more compassion. All the best...

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  6. Oh Chooky it is a real hard slog and we do appreciate what you guys do. We need you and I only wish there was more help for the farming community.

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  7. A lot of people look at dairy farmers as if they have a very romantic job. There’s a series on Dutch TV that shows us all the stuff we, city-people, never hear of. All the rules and regulations and quota. Policies and legislation re global warming. Young people think milk and meat comes in plastic and they don’t even know where all things we eat, drink and use originate from. I appreciate what all farmers do!

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  8. So difficult for you and heartbreaking too. Hugs. xx

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  9. Life sucks sometimes....luv ya ❤️❤️

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  10. No matter how hard it gets you don't have to deal with the leadership we in the U.S. have to endure right now. If you can call it leadership. What amazes me in your posts is how you use every single minute of a day, and then some. It's a wonder you ever find time for yourself. Next time I have a pity party I'll remember what you have to do in a day.

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  11. hugs sand love and appreciation to you and all farmers.

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  12. I admire your way of living, Chooky. No job is easy. But living in the centre of the capital and working 10-12 hours a day, believe me it is much more worse! I am often thinking of you, my friend, and some times I really feel jealous. Enjoy your beautiful sheeps, my dear. They are so pretty! Kisses!

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  13. Hello Donna,

    Imagine if our Prime Minister had to actually grow his own food! Maybe you should think about sending yours posts to his office and the Minister for Agriculture. Or better still get Sunrise out to your property to see how things are.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Bev.

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  14. I know how hard farmers work and I appreciate every one of you! And livestock farming is so more difficult that produce. If your crops don't make it you are broke but you don't have to worry about how to keep you animals alive. My husband and I considered farming 40 years ago, but chose to go into the boat business instead, so now at retirement age, we have no money and lots of boats! Thank goodness I have a large stockpile of fabric! Hugs!!!!

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  15. So sorry to read that, Chooky...Without farmers, what would we do?...It's the same all over the world, politicians are mindless...Price dumping, weather...You have one of the hardest work. It's good that quilting can compensate that, you deserve to be happy!

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  16. how awful to be so stressed just for everyday needs...hoping there is soon some light at the end of this tunnel...and soon

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  17. There certainly should (and must) be more help for farmers. What would the rest of us do without you? It's too easy for us non-rural types to ignore the harsh realities of farming life and complain about the prices of our knitwear, meat, milk, eggs, fruit and veges and other commodities. I take my hat off to you and Brian and everyone else struggling along and loving the land, despite the hardships.

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  18. I too often think "WTF?" So much crap going on at the moment, it's all such a mess. I feel the need to run away from it all. BTW, I so appreciate all that you do, all that the farmers do. It's sad that some people haven't figured out that you can't eat money! Hugs,!

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  19. Only some people like you can be farmers because you are tough, hard working and resilient. You have done it before and you will again because that's the tough chook you are. Love you ...

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