A very rewarding day in the Cloncurry district. We travelled to four farms where our volunteers have been working all week. While the jobs they do are important, over and over again farmers say it’s the conversation, the companionship and friendships developed that have the most impact. A very important weapon in the battle for mental well being in the bush. As one farmer said to me, “I wouldn’t care if they sat on their backside all day as long as they talked to me”.
Connecting Communities Australia and the RACQ Foundation always try to buy everything locally including food, materials, fuel and of course accommodation. With the grazers suffering, so are towns like Cloncurry.