Thursday, April 20, 2017

Beaudesert - BlazeAid

Yep, back on the fences. Got the call to help out. This time at Beaudesert

Cyclone Debbie dumped lots of water and Logan and Albert rivers and tributaries overflowed onto low-lying grazing land. Seems mostly dairy farms. The farmers in the valley here say they have seen many floods over the years, but this one was bigger and faster moving. So lots of fences down and some completely washed away. Early estimates suggest a minimum of six weeks work for BA.

Along the way, after leaving Cotton Tree, dropped in to see the suspension guy re the MH new front-end coil springs that don't quite measure up. The upshot: new ones will be ordered and we have come to an agreement about the costs. But in retrospect, I think I should have originally ordered from the States. Even with the poor exchange rate and international freight, it would have been close to the same cost but all would have been right, first time round. That spring company insists on a weighbridge front-end load measurement before making and supplying any springs.

Cows riding the carousel. They know just what to do.