‘Stormy weather,’ she sings. ‘Yeah right,’ I think, looking out over the valley from my shack under the cliffs. A bit of stormy weather would be good right now. The valley hasn’t seen rain for a while.
There is a range of initiatives happening across the Shire, not least the six trucks with bales of feed that the Mullumbimby Co-Op sent out to struggling farmers on Monday.
Many people in the Northern Rivers district are wondering if there is to be something organised in the way of drought relief this year, as many of our farmers are suffering the worst drought in living memory.
Peter Olson, Goonengerry. From January 1 to June 15 Byron Shire received 1.2 metres or 47 inches less rain than it normally does, a trend that actually began two years ago for the whole east coast of New South Wales.