*WARNING* The video contains footage of the devastation the drought has caused.
~ The worst drought in 100 years, coupled with a heat wave and temperatures in the high 40s. It's a recipe for disaster and it's struck the heart of Queensland cattle country, with farmers now at breaking point and stock and wildlife dropping like flies.
It doesn't sound like the makings of an entertaining yarn, but it's actually an uplifting and timely story this Australia Day.
Queensland Weekender host Dean Miller spends a week with the Kinnon family out of Longreach to tell this story.
'Running on Empty' is a Queensland Weekender Australia Day special. A farmstay experience with a difference, as we pay homage to bush resilience despite an ongoing battle against the elements.
Sunday, 26 January 2014 - 5:30pm, Channel Seven ~
It's very upsetting that our farmers are struggling and not getting the support they so desperately need!
I made a small donation through Aussie Helpers and will again next pay week.
Every little bit counts!