Drought relief for family lime farm! We need water

Now
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Who are we:
We are a family of 6 running a lemon and lime farm north of gympie in Gunalda, Queensland. Mum, dad two school aged kids and twin toddlers

With mother nature showing us what she is made of this year we are almost out of water.

What does this mean?

To water our trees just enough in this heat it takes 180000Litres per week, to give you an idea that's over 3 X the average swimming pool! we really should be doing that three times a week but due to the lack of water we are rationing and just trying to keep them alive.  This means the trees are in survival mode, dropping their leaves, dropping the fruit and what fruit stays on is dry and pale. 

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We were really expecting rain which usually comes at Christmas. We missed out. 

We have dug out the dams for the much awaited rain that hasn't come and now our only option is to get a bore which is costly but it would save us! 

A water bore is a hole drilled into the ground to access water then attached to a pump. It can be shallow or deep and depending on the ground it can be incredibly costly.

Most bores around this area can cost up to $200 / meter we are expecting it to be anywhere up to 100metres. Then the electrical work on getting it hooked up and the irrigation and pump work. 

So 50k seems like an incredibly high amount of money. This is our lively hood, we are both farmers and if we do not get rain or a bore we will only have another couple of weeks of irrigation left and no income. 
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We got married on our farm and dream of our kids doing the same one day! 
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Our gorgeous limes that we produce spray free for our local restaurants. 
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Clearing the dam .. hoping for the rain. We know with Christmas everyone is tight, please share so we can get our campaign out there and every $1 gets us closer.

Donations

  • Casey Winslett 
    • $40 
    • 4 mos
  • Will Baron 
    • $40 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Martin Gibson 
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Martin Gibson 
    • $15 
    • 4 mos
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Organizer

Kira Banks 
Organizer
Gympie, QLD
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