I NEED your advice to save both my family and the family wool growing business.
My father was a very astute wool grower who made a fortune off the sheep's back.
He set aside a tidy sum in a trust for his grandchildren which is fine, but none of the young devils will come and help me run the stations. All they want is dad's money, without even offering a day's mustering or rouseabouting.
I have put my foot down and told them that I will continue to run the family trust until they do their day's share of dagging, dipping and all those other chores on the farm.
Their reaction has been to give me one of those Marshall Baillieu one finger salutes and to take me to court.
Agnes what should I do? Am I being a bit too harsh on the kids?
What is it about inheritance that people think they should get it without lifting a finger to earn it ?
No one sits around all day at work doing nothing, giving everyone the one-fingered salute and still expects to be paid - OK, apart from Kyle Sandilands.
My father told us we had to wait for the right time to tell us about our inheritance. Turned out it was the week after he kicked the bucket when the will was read. As it happened my brother Jack got the farm which, of course, was a huge relief to the rest of us.
I'm a firm believer the best inheritance for a child is to make them stand on their own two feet.
So should you win your court case, tell the kids they have to hop to and pull their weight on the farm.
Otherwise, everything goes to the lost cats home.