In February 2009, Bonnie Francis’ home, land, and livelihood north of Melbourne were destroyed by bushfires. 100 acres of land was engulfed in flames after successive days with temperatures in the 40s, which Bonnie cites as almost unprecedented. For the past 20 years that Bonnie has lived on this land she ran cattle, sheep and horses, and also had a bed and breakfast. All was lost in the fires, along with her home. She explains that the material and psychological impact has hit the community hard, with a number of people killed in the fires. With rainfall lessening, and summer temperatures rising, Bonnie fears for the future of her land, her community, and the fate of the planet.