WHENEVER you talk to visitors to the local area, especially those from East Gippsland and further afield, they never cease to be amazed at the magnificent state of the farming country in this area.
And the number of bales of silage and hay in the paddocks have they absolutely baffled.
“How can it be so good here and an hour down the road, nothing,” was one comment heard over the weekend.
While the hot weather looks like arriving with a vengeance this week, everyone in South Gippsland has baled their silage and hay requirements, and then some.
Last week, Wonthaggi identity David Pugh was out and about moving bales for his son Scott’s clients and was impressed with the quality of the hay and the number of bales.
“It’s as good as they’ve had I think, and the quality of the hay is excellent. We’re pretty lucky here,” he said while working in the Anderson area last week.
But there are plenty of areas that are struggling and it might be time for the best organisers in the district to get together for another big hay drive in support of those farmers less fortunate than ourselves… what about it?