HARD to believe but Back Paddock turns five this week.In March 2007, we launched our new page promising to "provide a little light relief from the weekly diet of serious news".
During our first five years we have published umpteen pictures of bogged tractors, countless mice caught in traps, dozens of hay bale sculptures, bizarre mail boxes, the motliest collection of paddock bombs you will ever see and more nude PETA protesters than you can poke a soy milk-soaked zucchini at.
We have upset politicians and bureaucrats by calling them windbags and posers and narrowly avoided law suits from approximately 100 Dills of the Week - mainly because truth always wins in litigation.
While Back Paddock has been well received, there has been the odd complaint - like one reader who told us to stop telling Irish jokes.
So we did. We now tell only Paddy jokes.