‘We didn’t think we’d have to face it, it’ll rain by the first of June, that’s fine, it’ll rain…but last year it didn’t. There’s no back up plan if you don’t have water.” Georgie Keynes.
Meet husband and wife team Georgie Keynes and Toby Rosenzweig who manage Keyneton Station, at Keyneton in South Australia’s Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges.
Georgie is the sixth generation to run this historic sheep grazing property in partnership with her parents, Joe and Sally Keynes.
Unfortunately, the area has suffered consecutive dry years since 2018, around the time Georgie and Toby started to solely manage the property.
Dams went dry, water pipes were put in and sheep went into containment lots.
In this episode, Georgie and Toby reflect on some of their toughest years and share what they’ve done to get through the worst drought in living memory.
This program is supported by the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and National Landcare Program.
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Future Drought Fund - https://www.awe.gov.au/agriculture-land/farm-food-drought/drought/future-drought-fund
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