Well I must say that like Alan, we were horrified to know that a fire was raging, at the back of us.
Luckily about half an hour before the fire really took hold we’d seen the smoke moving across the hill and my other half asked where the goats were, I told him and his words were, “go and move them”.
This I did. And it saved them. It also meant that those gallant men in their tankers and four-wheel-drives could go through the paddock without too much trouble.
They gave up their New Year’s Eve parties, etc to come and fight a fire, which should never have happened.
When it crested the top of the hill we left with our pets and felt certain that we’d come back to a razed house and more.
But those fantastic firefighters from the CFA, and there was Glenlyon, Creswick, Daylesford Franklinford, Newstead, and so many more, who fought gallantly and, yes, they saved our home.
Their fabulous air wing, was really awesome, and like Alan, there aren’t enough words to heap the praise onto these guys and gals, for without them we would now be mopping up through rubble.
Yes, we’ve lost fences, and our big paddock is useless so I have to hand feed my girls more hay, but we still have our home and the livestock.
So to the CFA, all units who fought and controlled the beast, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Also thanks for the extra patrols you did for the next week and a half to make sure the beast was dead I just hope that some day we can do something for you that equals everything you put on the line for us.
Peter and Marj Drury,
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