Last Updated: February 27, 2015

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Olivia changes mounts

ON APPEARANCE, it would seem like a career where fairytales are made real.

Quail a game changer

NEVER tried game before? Perhaps you thought it was too difficult to cook, but it’s not.

Don’t let them bug you

SOME garden pests have a distinctly weird appearance. Scales are a good example.

Farmer Jack’s place

COUNTRY LIVING: Old sheep farmer Jack Stevens

I WAS intrigued to meet Jack Stevens, a 92-year-old farmer who lives and still works west of Euroa.

Skilled kid Blake will get the Show cracking

Whip Cracker

HE’S only six but Blake Kelly is already a dab hand with a whip, and his cracking skills have landed him a role as the face of Sydney’s Royal Easter Show.

Best bus bar none at Wimmera

Best bus bar none at Wimmera

IF YOU can’t get to the brewery, then Otway Estate Prickly Moses will bring the brewery to you.

Olivia changes mounts

Olivia O'Connor

ON APPEARANCE, it would seem like a career where fairytales are made real.

Food from the snowy mountains

Ben Bound

“MOUNTAIN food prepared by mountain men”, is how the Melbourne Food Festival brochure describes it.

Morwell starting to see clearly

Gippsland New Power

“THE people of Morwell are a good bunch of people,” says Ray Burgess.

Get ready to take the Veg Pledge

fresh fruit

A NEW campaign to inspire Tasmanians to eat more veg will be launched at Hobart’s Farm Gate Market.

A rodeo queen-in-waiting

Rodeo queen Latoya Wards

LATOYA Ward just can’t wait to be queen.

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Weekly Times Travel Club

Sri Lanka, a taste of paradise

IT WAS one of my more surreal travel moments.

Castles on the river

Castles on the river

HISTORIC Europe beckons, with The Weekly Times Travel Club’s Grand European river cruising tour

New York a charming great city

 View from the top of the Empire State Building towards the New York Financial District. Manhattan. May 2010.

I’M from a small country town in NSW with an official population of 99.

Flying by the vines

Supplied Editorial

THE Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria’s premier wine regions, with about 100 wineries and vineyards.

Live in the moment

Live in the moment

I WAS devastated when, less than a week into my grand European adventure, the unthinkable happened.

Don’t let them bug you

SOME garden pests have a distinctly weird appearance. Scales are a good example.

How to grow corn

Peter Cundall

IT PROBABLY seems a bit weird, but most sweetcorn patches should occasionally become a bog garden at this maturing stage.

Breaking new ground

Breaking new ground

THERE are always problems to overcome when creating a new garden.

Prune a plum job

Peter Cundall

I’VE been wandering through part of our garden where some fruit trees were planted about 35 years ago.

Answer is in the wind

 Protea growers Ian and Denise McLaverty's property Sancreed Flora, St Leonards. King protea.

SOME gardens I’ve come across were so windy many original shrubs and trees were blown out of the ground.

Quail a game changer

NEVER tried game before? Perhaps you thought it was too difficult to cook, but it’s not.

Coconut ice slab

Coconut ice slab

THIS iced coconut slab is simple to make and tastes delicious.

Lemon snow

 Image from Jane Kennedy's book 'Fabulous Food minus the Boombah'. Apple and lemon snow.

THIS delicious recipe for lemon snow is an ideal summer dessert.

How to make ice cream

CL Jeremy Vincent Food

SUMMER and ice cream go hand in hand. These days an ice cream machine is in regular use in many homes.

Neil and Valerie’s soup

 FAMILY FOOD .. Girl Drinking from Soup Bowl

TRY this delicious soup recipe.

Dunny’s big last stand

LADIES and gentlemen, it’s time to announce the winner of our Best Worst Shed competition.

Echuca’s Captain Snooze

Echuca’s Captain Snooze

IT’S great covered saleyards are comfortable for livestock, but are they too comfortable for the buyers?

Back Paddock Rain’s on the way

Back Paddock Ant nest

BATTEN down the hatches and ready Noah’s ark to prepare for the big wet.

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Ute swear it was new

Ute swear it was new

LIKE a lot of 1950s utes, Terry Sullivan’s International L110 has seen a bit of action as a workhorse.

Meet Gracie, the great Defender

Meet Gracie, the great Defender

BY MODERN motoring standards, the Land Rover Defender falls down on many fronts.

Van fans get the bargains

Van fans get the bargains

COMPETITION is running hot in the van segment and that means great deals for customers.

Alexander the great pile of bits

John Potts homemade tractor

WHEN John Potts brings out his hand-built tractor to display at rallies, people gather to take photos.

Miranda

Nature’s true colours revealed

Nature’s true colours revealed

WHAT makes a woman spend hundreds of hours, collecting leaves, bark, flowers, vegetables and fruits?

Rural students have most to lose

Rural students have most to lose

THE Government’s proposed changes to Australia’s higher education sector point to an Americanised system of user pays.

Alcohol not the best stress relief

Alcohol not the best stress relief

GOOGLE the history of alcohol and you’ll discover that we have been imbibing it for thousands of years.

Young people’s place in politics

Young people’s place in politics

I AM in a supermarket aisle in a country town. A headline glares from the newspaper stand.

Bookshelf

Our Kind of Love

Our Kind of Love

THERE’S no doubting the passion between Anna Morelli and Joe Blake.

The Making of Australia

The Making of Australia

WHEN gold was discovered in Victoria, Governor La Trobe was worried men would leave their families for riches.

Amina plates up

Amina plates up

AMINA Elshafei’s cooking has come a long way since, at the age of 14, she blew up the family microwave.

Supercharged Food

Supercharged Food

WHEN we eat, chances are most people think of food as primarily about taste or calories.

Shamed ‘eat and run’ duo pay up

Shamed ‘eat and run’ duo pay up

IT WAS the moment restaurant owners had been waiting for. A couple who left without paying returned to fix up the bill after being shamed on social media.

The sexiest baby names for 2015

Alessandra Ambrosio

THERE’S the most popular baby name list, the bogan baby name list, the list of baby names named after fictional characters and now, we have the sexiest baby name list. Hooray.

See model’s stunning transformation

See model’s stunning transformation

AUSTRALIAN transgender model Andreja Pejic has hit the runway for the first time as a woman, a year after undergoing sex reassignment surgery.

Famous homes up for grabs

copypixJames/Robertson of DVD frame grabs of actor Michael Caton as Darryl Kerrigan and actress Anne Tenney as Sally Kerrigan...

YOU might have missed your chance to snap up the Bonnie Doon holiday shack from The Castle but there are plenty of other famous homes on the market.

Great Ocean Rd clifftop home up for grabs

Great Ocean Rd clifftop home up for grabs

CHECK out the stunning views from this multi-million dollar Fairhaven property — plus our pick of dream homes closer to town.

High-rise house of happy endings

High-rise house of happy endings

IT’S the Aussie high-rise tower that was named the best in the world, but it can now be revealed that it’s also the best place to get some illicit action.

Jodi and Braith on a Bali high

Jodi and Braith on a Bali high

JODI and Braith Anasta share the delights of their Bali retreat with baby girl Aleeia — and thousands of followers on social media, natch.

Airline’s secret free flight club revealed

Airline’s secret free flight club revealed

THIS is one of the best ideas an airline has ever had. A carrier is giving away flights to passengers, but what do they have to do in order to snap up the magic tickets?

Little secret worth sharing

Little secret worth sharing

KAREN Halabi veers off the tourist trail to explore a low-key Greek island.

Anthrax kills Tatura cow

 Vic anthrax animal disease outbreak. bodies of infected cows being burnt near Tatura.

UPDATE: FARMERS in Northern Victorian are on high alert after a dairy cow died from anthrax disease.

Lalbert mourns favourite son

Lalbert mourns favourite son

UPDATE: THE Lalbert community has been plunged into mourning after the death of a Mallee Eagles footballer.

VFF focus on grain payment terms

VFF focus on grain payment terms

SHORTER payment terms for grain need to be considered as a solution to trader insolvencies, Jaala Pulford says.

One fast pass does it all

One fast pass does it all

NEW Amazone Cirrus 03 offset discs/drill combinations enable one-pass cultivation up to 18km/h.

Farmer Jack’s place

COUNTRY LIVING: Old sheep farmer Jack Stevens

I WAS intrigued to meet Jack Stevens, a 92-year-old farmer who lives and still works west of Euroa.

Livestock Doc: Not a scrap of trouble

FARM - PIGS at Corop with Katy Brown

THE dangers of swill feeding and why is it illegal in Australia.