When Joe, Gary and Linda Nankervis picked up their trailer on the 10th of December 2019, they could never have expected what would happen next. In the devastating Australian bushfires of late December of 2019, the Nankervis farm tragically lost almost every blade of grass on their 1000-hectare farms.
With a hungry Angus herd to feed, their trailer was quickly put to work carting the required feed. Combined with the substantial repairs required to the farm and keeping on top of the normal chores the stress was immense. Covid-19 caused a raucous, but they were fortunately able to continue operating their properties on both sides of the border with minimal fuss.
A generous Spring and subsequent harvest provided a welcome respite. It is hard to imagine what could have happened had the weather not been so kind. Finally using the trailer for what they originally intended they have been picking up gear from Melbourne and moving equipment and machinery between their properties.
Thank you to the Nankervis family for sharing your story with us. We are inspired and in awe of the grit and perseverance, you have all shown.