About 11 million hectares of land has burnt and more than 1 billion animals perished in this fire season.
After a year that was the hottest and driest on record, farmers across NSW are wondering when the rain will come.
When the government makes its decision later this year, it won't just be making a decision about whether to give the go ahead to a new mine, but also a decision about the future of agriculture on the Breeza Plain.
Angus McDonald's funeral service will be held at St Carthage's Catholic Church, Trangie at 10.30am Monday, January 20.
For those affected by the bushfires, take some time - your mind and body will need time and space to process what's happened.