I’m borrowing the title of a post by Mandy McKeesick on her blog “Rocky Springs Rambles”. Mandy and her husband Brian own a property at Coolatai, north-west of Moree in northern New South Wales.
It’s easy enough to think that the real hard-slog heart-breaking rural lifestyle is what we read about in history books, way back before the Internet and cotton farms and all that modern stuff. We need to be reminded occasionally that people making their living off the land are still subject not only to the vagaries of the weather, but also a raft of other imponderables which can bring all except the toughest to their knees.
Please read Mandy’s article “If You Love Her You Will Understand”, which can be found at http://rockysprings.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/if-you-know-her-you-will-understand/