If it doesn't, I don't know what we'll do with the animals. It hasn't been this bad since we've been here, or maybe it has and I've repressed it. Here, in the middle of the rainiest part of the SE, barely a drop has fallen in our valley. All the pasture is dried brown, crunchy as sticks underfoot, and the cows have become fractious. We had them in the tree paddock yesterday becasue the dam there is just about empty, so that field will be useless when the water is completely gone. But there's bugger all in there for a cow to eat, and they let us know, at every opportunity. They'd congregate at the gate and start bellowing their disapproval whenever the G-man or I could be seen, which was pretty much all day since the paddock is opposite our house.
Barbed wire is no match of a hungry ton of beef and if they really had a mind to push through into the neighbor's paddock across the road, they would. So I bit the bullet and rang, asking if we could let our cows into their property. They are cattle people from Rocky and understand the concept of starving animals, and I'm that grateful to them for their generosity. We've got a heap of nursing mothers and they are just bags of bones from lack of nutrition.
I even had to let the garden fall into ruin this year - no water to keep it alive, and if it doesn't rain soon, we'll be on dam water ourselves until it shrinks to a puddle of mud, a potential problem of bogged cattle.
So, a pox on you Tony Abbott and all your business as usual climate change denying cronies. It is happening, it is real, it is clear and present danger. Come to think of it - a pox on you too Ruddster and your bullshit carbon trading scheme. No invisible market hand is going to be able to arrest it. It is already underway. It is bigger than you and your desperate three year cycle of electioneering vote buying crap.
What we need is a survival plan, not a business plan. Bastards.