Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Optimism in the face of drought

from w
Nullawil is a tiny wheat-growing town halfway between Hopetoun where we lived for six years and my hometown Swan Hill. The drought has been on-going for years and most farmers are not going to strip the harvest at all this year. But as Ron Pollington said, 'I say if you're getting three feeds a day and half a bed at night and the bank manager is not at your door and if you've got your health, you're doing all right.' How's that for optimism.

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Blogger The Moody Minstrel said...

I'd say people have a lot to learn from Mr. Pollington.

4:57 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Yes, he has a nice view. However putting on such a brave face isn't the whole story. There are very sad stories of men on the land becoming very depressed and some have committed suicide when they feel they are overwhelmed by debt and they are a failure and cannot support their families.

7:16 PM  

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