Farming Australia The backbone of the nation - rockyone
Nature çan certainly be cruel to us. Beechal Creek near Quilpie in outback Queensland flooded and swept away this important structure so now the ground has dried off, perhaps we should wake it up to stand vertical for a few more years. From a cloud burst up stream, we got a phone call to say we would be flooded in two days time. We were. No rain here what so ever. Just a huge flood. Flat country. Water as far as the eye could see. Poor old sheep were floating by in the narrow creek, doomed to die.We had 750mm of flood water through our steel framed living quarters. Had to put our beds up on seats and the sheep dogs slept on the beds with us. Where else could our helpers live. Water was too deep for them. Lit cooking fire on top of stove.

Nature çan certainly be cruel to us. Beechal Creek near Quilpie in outback Queensland flooded and swept away this important structure so now the ground has dried off, perhaps we should wake it up to stand vertical for a few more years. From a cloud burst up stream, we got a phone call to say we would be flooded in two days time. We were. No rain here what so ever. Just a huge flood. Flat country. Water as far as the eye could see. Poor old sheep were floating by in the narrow creek, doomed to die.We had 750mm of flood water through our steel framed living quarters. Had to put our beds up on seats and the sheep dogs slept on the beds with us. Where else could our helpers live. Water was too deep for them. Lit cooking fire on top of stove.

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