We have a bit of a problem here in Australia as you might have heard.

It was great to see the arrival of firefighting experts from the U.S. arriving in Melbourne to back up the 160 people already here.
The people at the terminal clapped loudly as we do appreciate all help during these times.

My local firearms dealer has offered free ammunition to licenced people/farmers to put down injured stock.

I just nipped outside as I heard the sound of another water-bombing helicopter dipping it's bucket into Lake Hume.

I am next to the lake, a few days ago there was enough smoke to trip the smoke detectors if I opened the door to the workshop. Normally they only do that if I am brazing.

Here is a linky to the local area. https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

So once again. Thank you all.

* doggie *