Ann & John Crossing

Rotary District 9670 Drought Relief Card Voucher Appreciation Response

Dear David,

We wish to extend our appreciation for the very generous $3,000 funding gifted by the Rotary District 9670 for drought affected communities. We are extremely grateful for this support which will be a big help.

Our area has been in drought since the end of 2017 with our annual rainfall for 2018 being 156mm and so far for 2019 we’ve received 72mm in three rain events. In mid-January 2019 we destocked 90% of our sheep as we could no longer afford or justify the purchase and transport costs, as much of it was coming from interstate.

Our heartfelt thanks to all those involved in this very worthwhile project. Your thoughtfulness and compassion means a great deal to us.

Take care and kind regards,

Ann & John Crossing

We hope the following photos give you an insight into our property Glenace and again we thank you for your generous support. These photos show a variety of seasons experienced over the past 8 years of our ownership. Even during this extreme drought we are excited, because when the rains do finally come, seeds in the soil will regenerate and we will see our paddocks green again with many native grasses – and some new ones that have been dormant for quite some time, just waiting for the right conditions. This new growth will not only feed our stock but also support the native wildlife who we rely on for our biodiversity and balance of the environment.

Should you wish to follow our journey we have a Facebook and Instagram page called @nourishandgrownaturallamb.

Kind regards, Ann & John Crossing