North west Queensland had been in drought for five years when an extreme weather event fell in February earlier this year.
When the downpour finally came graziers were elated, but it quickly turned to heartbreak when the north west transitioned from drought to a flood disaster zone and producers lost hundreds of thousands of cattle.
This event, equivalent to an inland cyclone, decimated the livestock and native wildlife as they were constantly exposed to wind and cold driving rain and could not be accessed.
The majority of the country was either covered in flood water or churned into a bog, making their feed inaccessible.
One central Queensland cattlewoman, Fiona Skinner, Amaroo, Theodore, who was also battling the dry, decided there must be something she could do to help.
The question Mrs Skinner kept asking herself was "what would I do if this happened to me?"
Her answer was that she probably wouldn't want to get out of bed - so how would these cattle producers now pick themselves up after such an traumatic event?
"It really was totally devastating to see your life's work totally washed away after waiting to receive the rain they so badly needed," she said.
Not one to dwell for long, Mrs Skinner quickly joined forces with Adrian Hollingsworth and Ange Willoughby.
Mr Hollingsworth lives at Ulcanbah between Charters Towers and Aramac, and with his wife Jocelyn operates the Who Got the Drought social media page.
Mrs Willoughby owns Willoughby Hay and Chaff Supplies, Charters Towers.
They used the title Re-stocking the North West and worked under the auspice of registered charity Drought Angels to help restore some morale to those who were affected.
"We were never about replacing the thousands of cattle lost, it really was the mental aspect to give these producers an incentive to keep going," Mrs Skinner said.
While Mr Hollingsworth worked on the agistment aspect, Mrs Skinner sourced the livestock and Mrs Willoughby worked on the trucking logistics.
So far, Mrs Skinner has accepted 606 head of cattle consisting mainly of heifers as well as 45 sheep, eight bulls, and 14 ponies suitable for children.
Many came from producers affected by Queensland's ongoing drought, willing to send their livestock and horses to greener pastures.
While most of the cattle were donated by Central Queensland beef producers, the bulls and horses came from all parts of the state including drought stricken NSW.