What is a drought anyway? We asked the Robinson brothers

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What is a drought anyway? We asked the Robinson brothers BROTHERS IN ARMS: Kody, 12, Charlie, 5, Jock, 8, and Rhys Robinson, 10, at Bathurst Goldfields following the Surnise live cross. Photo: NADINE MORTON 081018nmdrought7
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Rural Aid ambassadors Grant and Chezzi Denyer with siblings Kody, 12, Rhys, 10, (front) Jock, 8, and Charlie Robinson, 5, following the Sunrise live cross at Bathurst Goldfields on Mount Panorama. Photo: NADINE MORTON 081018nmsunrise6

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT: Rural Aid ambassador Grant Denyer and Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew at Bathurst Goldfields on Mount Panorama on Friday. Photo: NADINE MORTON 081018nmsunrise3

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT: Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew following the live cross at Bathurst Goldfields on Mount Panorama on Friday. Photo: NADINE MORTON 081018nmsunrise5

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT: Rural Aid ambassador Grant Denyer and Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew at Bathurst Goldfields on Mount Panorama on Friday. Photo: NADINE MORTON 081018nmsunrise2

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT: Rural Aid ambassador Grant Denyer, Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew and Rural Aid founders Charles and Tracy Alder at Bathurst Goldfields on Mount Panorama on Friday. Photo: NADINE MORTON 081018nmsunrise4

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT: Rural Aid ambassador Grant Denyer and Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew at Bathurst Goldfields on Mount Panorama on Friday. Photo: NADINE MORTON 081018nmsunrise1

TweetFacebookFairfax Media to talk about how the drought had changed their lives.

Read more: Sunrise shines a light on drought-affected farmersRyhs said it was quite easy to explain to people what a drought meant to farmers.

“It’s where all the farmers out west and all that have got no stock and no water and can’t feed any of their cattle,” he said.

His younger brother Kody helped with the explanation.

“There’s no water in sight, there’s no rain, it’s all just wind and dust and there’s hardly any feed left,” he said.

The siblings all agreethat a drought means a very tough time for farmers.

“We’ve only got one paddock with grass,” Jock said.

While Kody said:“There’s hardly any water left in the dams. It’s green but there’s no feed”.

Read more: Rural Aid’s delivery brings tears to farmer’s eyesCharlie said it took a long time to feed the cattle and that he and his siblings help their parents to do the feeding.

“We have to give them bales of hay,” he said.

While Kody said that Charlie “sits in the tractor”.

The brothers said that the community could help out farmers who were doing it tough.

“Donate hay and money and feed for the farmers,” Kody said.

Rhys said: “Donate to Buy a Bale”.

Western Advocate

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