• Mark sees it as an opportunity

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    “We were very lucky that the house was okay and that we didn’t lose much stock.”- Mark Radford

    BUSHFIRE affected Creightons Creek farmer Mark Radford said last week that he wouldn’t prepare much differently for the 2015-2016 summer period.

    About 250 hectares of Mr Radford’s property was burnt out in December and he lost nine kilometres of fencing, a hayshed, set of sheep yards and between 60-70 sheep.

    From a bushfire mitigation point of view, he said their house and shearing shed were still in one piece and that he had been prepared for a long time.

    “We keep the grass low and our water supply was good,” he said.

    “I guess at some point (a bushfire) will come, but hopefully not again.

    “We were very lucky that the house was okay and that we didn’t lose much stock.”

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