Last Updated: August 23, 2014

Weather: Canberra 2°C - 16°C . Sunny periods developing.

Runs on the board

TO have one winter Olympic competitor in a family is impressive.

Foodies all about travelling

IT was while Gippsland farmers Paul and Jenny O’Sullivan were in Europe the idea dawned on them.

Pickers second treasure search

THERE are rich pickings in the sheds and garages of rural Australia.

Extra special visit to Horsham

Extra special visit to Horsham

WHEN Jerilderie-born Rosalie Ham signed up to have her book The Dressmaker made into a movie, she had a couple of clauses.

Ciders take on nation's best

TAS_MER_NEWS_CIDER_20AUG14

TASMANIAN cider producers will show off their best in next month’s Australian Cider Awards.

Butcher snags state prize

Best sausage in Victoria

LOCAL butcher Brad Bennett and his team at Benno’s Meating Place have earned the honour of having the state’s best sausage.

Department store frozen in time

Department store frozen in time

CORSETS, garters, brassieres and long evening gloves — you got them all at Albury’s Abikhair’s Emporium.

Pickers second treasure search

 Aussie Pickers, Foxtel.Cecily Hardy with Lucas Callaghan and Adam McDonald Picture: Supplied

THERE are rich pickings in the sheds and garages of rural Australia.

Runs on the board

Andrew Paul

TO have one winter Olympic competitor in a family is impressive.

Foodies all about travelling

IT was while Gippsland farmers Paul and Jenny O’Sullivan were in Europe the idea dawned on them.

A haven of calm at Narbethong

 Saladin Lodge, Kim Rycroft, Narbethong Picture: Supplied

KIM Rycroft proudly shows off Saladin Lodge, built after Black Saturday bushfires.

Chicago, it’s a breeze

24 Hours in Obamaville. Tulips and skyscrapers along Chicago's artery, Michigan Avenue, where the Obamas dined at Spiaggio Re...

TOURISTS who travel to Australia and see Sydney but not Melbourne don’t know what they are missing out on.

Penguins — the island drawcard

 Jpeg File penguin. Credit: Phillip Island Nature Parks Picture: Supplied

THERE is something about the sight of small, furry creatures waddling up a beach that prompts gushing.

Bendigo’s food, wine trail app

Mt Majura Vineyard for Best Weekend Canberra Story

BENDIGO Regional Tourism today launches an app for people who want a food and wine experience.

Get passion in spades

IF you want to learn quickly how to grow vegetables, get yourself a passionate teacher.

Brawn and beauty camellias

Camellia Festival

ONE day there was a massive, healthy camellia in bloom, then fire came.

Plant colour and joy

 winter spring flowering plants 14 august 08 pics of the first late winter spring flowering plants for pic cap please. (Photo...

SPRING beckons, so it’s time to put in the hard work right now for your warm-weather colour spectacular.

How to grow a lemon tree

 Open Garden - Sally Gamble at her garden near Benalla. Lemon.

A THRIVING lemon tree is a gardener’s source of pride and delight. Here are some lemon growing tips.

RAT barrow makes life easy

RAT barrow makes life easy

THIS ingenious Ride-on Articulated Tipping barrow will go most places around the farm to make life easy.

Fix up the leek

EVERYONE has probably heard of the soup resulting in the combination of leek and potato.

Celebrity chef Koutsantonis rallies behind Beer

Food Manufacturing

SOUTH Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has come to Maggie Beer’s support.

Okra out of Africa

Food Pics

OKRA is one of those vegetables you might see in a store but not understand what you can do with it.

Chicken/lamb/beef curry

Chicken/lamb/beef curry

TRY this versatile curry recipe which can be adapted to either chicken, lamb or beef.

The main squeeze

Food Pics

AVAILABLE year round, the versatile lemon can be found in kitchens throughout the world.

Shaun shores up charity funds

THIS London display is enough to send Shaun the Sheep fans into a spin.

Cowboys’ taste for humour

Cowboys’ taste for humour

THE Weekly Times’ writer Peter Hemphill discovered this PETA shirt while on a road trip in the US.

DEPI to the rescue Anteloper

FERGUS THE BLACK BUCK

AFTER five months on the run, Fergus the blackbuck antelope is behind bars in Mansfield.

We’re in deep trouble here

We’re in deep trouble here

HOW bogged is bogged? When even a back hoe can’t dig itself out.

Dozing dogs Spooning dogs save bed space

Spooning dogs save bed space

“HAVE I ever told you how much I love you?”

The Shed

Adding a touch of Beetle magic

Adding a touch of Beetle magic

RICHARD Graham has been a fan of Volkswagen Beetles for as long as he can remember.

Ford-thinking Eddie’s US dream

 Eddie Ford With A 1959 Cadillac Eldorado, One Of About 20 Cars In His Shed Picture: Supplied

EDDIE Ford bought his first car, a 1932 Ford Coupe, in 1967.

A Fergie workhorse that heals

Pete's Shed

PETER Dickinson was 14 years old when he bought his first Fergie tractor. Now he’s opened Pete’s Shed.

SHED Hidden gems of a true collector

 Max Kerr With Quart Pots. Pics by Genevieve Barlow Picture: Supplied

ON MAX Kerr’s farm there’s a shed with all the usual farm stuff — utes, cars, tractors.

Miranda

Fix domestic violence rot

Fix domestic violence rot

OUT out here beyond the tramlines domestic violence is a deep and damaging rot.

Massage the foodie message

Massage the foodie message

OH, the lurks of marketing. How they move us so. Australian farmers are relatively new to this game.

Education changes don’t add up

Education changes don’t add up

THE Federal Government’s proposed changes to higher education deserve great scrutiny by rural Australians.

Searching among the debris

Searching among the debris

SUN after weeks of chill. We emerge as butterflies from cocoons for our first foray into the garden.

Bookshelf

The First Week

Supplied Editorial SA WEEKEND Books

THERE is a range of nightmare scenarios that every parent fears.

The Boy who could Tickle Clouds

The Boy who could Tickle Clouds

The Boy who could Tickle Clouds is a tell all, emotional roller-coaster.

Pretty Funny Tea Cosies

Pretty Funny Tea Cosies

A SIP of tea is so much more than a warm beverage.

Coleman

Coleman

JOHN Coleman packed a lot into his short 44 years of life before he unexpectedly died in 1973.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Newlyweds look like twins

    Newlyweds look like twins

    THEY are man and wife but resemble identical twin sisters: meet the heterosexual couple who both wore white dresses to their wedding.

  2. Our most embarrassing bodily functions

    Our most embarrassing bodily functions

    WHETHER it’s making a stink or creating some gassy noise, let’s face it, our bodies can be pretty embarrassing. But if you think it’s just gas making us squirm, think again.

  3. The babies stranded by the Gammy saga

    Biological Parents Leave Down's Syndrome Twin With Thai Surrogate Mum

    TEN Australian families are trying to get 14 babies born to Thai surrogates home — but they’re stranded after the baby Gammy saga stymied their surrogacy deals.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Happy 21st: house value up by nearly 1000%

    Happy 21st: house value up by nearly 1000%

    SIX bidders fought it out at the weekend for a three-bedroom house and the vendors scored a nearly 1000 per cent return on their 1993 investment.

  2. Victorian rental properties fall behind

    House For Rent Thinkstock image for letter to the editor, Feb 12, 2013.

    HOMES in Victoria are being rented without heating or weatherproofing, despite families making up the majority of tenants.

  3. Why it doesn’t pay to have a big house

    Why it doesn’t pay to have a big house

    WITH the era of the McMansion in full swing, you might think bigger really is better. Here’s why living large may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Qantas meals get fast food makeover

     ##### ALERT ALERT ##### BEFORE REUSE OF THIS IMAGE CHECK CONTENT AND COPYRIGHT ISSUES WITH THE /PICTURE /DESK - 2001 - D/I -...

    AIRLINE food is about to leave a different taste in passengers’ mouths. Find out what’s on the new domestic flight menu.

  2. Man’s terrifying outback tornado selfie

    Man’s terrifying outback tornado selfie

    DAREDEVIL or drongo? An outback Australian explorer attempted to take a selfie in front of a dirt tornado with terrifying results. But is there more to this video than meets the eye?

  3. Jetstar the new Flying Kangaroo?

    GCB Plane

    JETSTAR looks set to become Australia’s main international carrier, with Qantas to move overseas operations to the budget model.

Trout troubles run deep

STREAM DAMAGE

IT used to be one of the most highly anticipated weekends of the year.

Picola opens its books

Country footy merger

PICOLA and District president Shane Railton says the league will continue to look at options to expand its competitions.

Cambodia eyes Aussie cattle

The announcement by Federal Government to halt live cattle export to Indonesia is going to have a negative impact on the Nort...

CAMBODIA is expected to be opened as a new market for Australian cattle.

Massey Ferguson show and tell

Massey Ferguson show and tell

NEW Massey Ferguson tractor and farm machinery ranges will be revealed at the Vision of the Future Expo.

Extra special visit to Horsham

Extra special visit to Horsham

WHEN Jerilderie-born Rosalie Ham signed up to have her book The Dressmaker made into a movie, she had a couple of clauses.

Editor’s letter: August 2014

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

IN case you’ve ever wondered how important branding is, you only have to listen to Rita Bikins from Red Rock Olive oil at Pomonal to know the truth.