COUNTRY people have a reputation for pulling together when times get tough.
That attribute was much in evidence in Mepunga yesterday when the local community rallied to lend a hand to the Haberfield family. Farmers from across the district, with trucks and tractors in tow, descended on an outpaddock to cart in silage belonging to Robert Haberfield, who died in a truck accident earlier this month.
Mr Haberfield’s brother Ray said it was an extraordinary sight.
“There were trucks and tractors everywhere. It took them about five minutes to get into the paddock,” Ray said. “It was very special.”
Ray said everyone lending a hand knew his brother and just wanted to do their bit to help out his family.
“Everyone showed up and got stuck into it, then we all went back to the fire-shed where we put on a barbecue to feed them all.
“It’s great to see people are still prepared to lend a hand when someone is doing it tough.
“It really was very special and something the family are very grateful for.”