Carol Denton wrote:I've been wondering about that too. My son used to live in Melbourne and now lives in New Zealand. He said the smoke from the fires has, at times, been visible where he is on the south island.
Yes I can confirm that too, i.e. I have a friend on the southern NZ island who said the sun struggled to break through the smoky haze but it seemed to be just a few days. The news showed Mt. Cook covered in white ash from the Australian fires!
Amy Francis wrote:What is the location of Geoff Lawton's farm?
1158 Pinchin Rd, The Channon NSW 2480, Australia
Thanks for that....hmmm.....doesn't look good then does it? Hopefully he managed to evacuate in time.
My heart goes out to those now suddenly homeless, stripped of everything they once owned, not even a change of clothes maybe! Hopefully many will be able to stay with friends in areas so far unaffected by the fires.
I heard today that the Australian government is now going to shoot over 10,000 camels because they drink too much water! 😮 Wow! Such drastic action!!! (I have been wondering where they get all the water to deal with the fire....presumably they can't use seawater then?)
It is necessary, therefore it is possible.
It was a huge relief to hear from Geoff. I hadn't realised I was worrying so much.
I love how he took this opportunity to share his top five drought- and wildfire-proofing tools. It really took it to a positive place.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
We can fix it! We just need some baling wire, some WD-40, a bit of duct tape and this tiny ad: