Last Updated: November 01, 2014

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From tragedy, triumph

BIANCA Gillanders drew on the strength of her horses to pick herself up after a traumatic car crash.

How to cook roast lamb

YOU may have cooked lamb on many occasions but still find cooking a whole leg intimidating.

A road less travelled

SOME of Victoria’s finest scenery is on offer on the Great Alpine Road, writes SARAH HUDSON

Humour is a blowtorch

Country Living: Sculptor and jeweller Russell Petherbridge

RUSSELL Petherbridge successfully crosses the gulf between sport and art.

Empowering the powerless

Gippsland trip

FROM the outside, it could be any shop in the main street of any rural town.

Straw building stacks up

 Derwent Estate Winery Co owner Trevor Hanigan in front of one of the picture windows in the straw bale winery being built on...

A VINEYARD on the Derwent has built possibly the state’s largest commercial straw bale building.

Surf’s up in a winning way

Rural Achievement Awards 2014 winners - Surfing Mamas, Inverloch

FINDING the time to surf or simply get down the beach is not easy for new mums.

From tragedy, triumph

Equitana 2014 - Bianca Gillanders horse trainer. Way of the horse.

BIANCA Gillanders drew on the strength of her horses to pick herself up after a traumatic car crash.

B&B comes with scout’s honour

B&B comes with scout’s honour

REMEMBER Bob a Job? Old Boy Scouts will. It’s what they did.

A road less travelled

SOME of Victoria’s finest scenery is on offer on the Great Alpine Road, writes SARAH HUDSON

Plumbing the depths

State Coal Mine at Wonthaggi. Ex-miner Lou Storti holds up a lump of coal.

AT FIRST, walking a steep path down into the earth’s crust does not feel so bad.

San Fran just made for kids

Supplied Travel FW: Pic # 1 Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the lookout at the Marin Headlands

FINDING family-friendly activities in big cities isn’t always easy, but San Fran is full of them.

Return to the Blue Mountains

Harry Karavias

TRAVELLERS are encouraged to return to the Blue Mountains, as the region recovers from bushfires.

A land of contrasts

A land of contrasts

IT is the world’s most populous nation, and home to villages that haven’t changed in hundreds of years.

How to grow tomatoes

A LITTLE guile and preparation can make all the difference when putting in seedlings.

Grow the right pumpkins

 Greengrocer John van den Bosch mobile fruit and vegetable market, pumpkins for sale

THERE’S not much point growing a big crop of pumpkins if the varieties selected are poor keepers.

A spring in their step

A spring in their step

SOMETIMES even the most hardy of flowering performers need a good feed to lift their spirits.

Spuds with little effort

Spuds with little effort

AFTER almost four months away from our vegetable patch I returned to be confronted by giant weeds.

Open Gardens’ last stand

 Neil Robertson, former CEO of Open Gardens Australia. NB This is a Fairfax photo so only use as a tight headshot Picture: Su...

FOR 27 years Open Gardens Australia has been showcasing beautiful properties around the nation.

How to cook roast lamb

YOU may have cooked lamb on many occasions but still find cooking a whole leg intimidating.

Heinz recalls canned beetroot

 03/05/2007: 03/05/2007: 21 Dec 2005 Golden Circle cannery - New equipment in the high speed packing plant PicBruce/Long conv...

HJ Heinz has recalled Golden Circle Beetroot Slices due to the potential for microbial growth.

Make your own chocolate bites

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

ALMONDS are one of the great assets of the kitchen, used in both sweet and savoury cooking.

Flippin’ heck Australian pancake recipe goes viral

Australian pancake recipe goes viral

AN AUSSIE pancake recipe has gone viral in the most unexpected way.

Make your own tahini

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

TAHINI, or sesame seed paste, is a staple of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking.

Stuck in the middle with ewe

“SPRING has sprung and the grass has ris. I wonder where the ‘lambie’ is?

Beauties and the beasts

Beauties and the beasts

SO that’s where we’ve been going wrong.

Ducks make a splash

Ducks make a splash

“COME on in guys, the water’s great.”

Hunters in the do-do

Hunters in the do-do

BACK Paddock was perusing the latest amendments to the state game reserve regulations.

Gough the inspiration!

Outback Way

IF you wondered what it takes to get Warren Truss protesting in the streets, you need two words: Gough Whitlam.

The Shed

Museum collection Museum a tribute to Banjo

North East Victoria Trip

THINK of the Snowy River and most people imagine Banjo Paterson’s famous poem.

Shed Farm’s salute to the steam age

Lakeside Antique Machinery Museum

GIPPSLAND locals are accustomed to seeing Peter Coleman chugging along on his steam roller.

Warracknabeal Museum Museum’s good medicine

Longerernong, Agricultural College

A BEQUEST from a Warracknabeal doctor has the town’s Wheatlands Agricultural Museum on the move.

Museum gets a ray of Sunshine

Liza Dale-Hallett. Museum Victoria

HUGH Victor McKay himself would surely be proud.

Miranda

We may not be cooking with gas

We may not be cooking with gas

IS THE natural gas plan about to become a costly albatross?

Women need to be seen and heard

Women need to be seen and heard

MANY of you will have read critiques of newspaper reporting of recent violent deaths in families.

The age of anxiety is upon us

The age of anxiety is upon us

EARLIER last month was women’s health week and I missed it!

Late-life passions feed the soul

Late-life passions feed the soal

WOMEN in Pat Gabb’s mother’s era might not recognise the lives of country women aged 60 plus.

Bookshelf

Seen but Not Heard

Seen but Not Heard

IS A bird a thing of beauty for its song or feathers?

Marble Bar

Marble Bar

GARETH Ford knows someone would like to teach him a lesson when he finds his housemate and fellow worker murdered.

Through the Seasons

Through the Seasons

COOKING has become a competitive sport.

Extinct and Endangered Mammals

Extinct and Endangered Mammals

AUSTRALIA prides itself on its natural wonders, its flora and fauna.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Sickening response to catcall video

    Sickening response to catcall video

    HER face went viral yesterday after she was filmed being catcalled and harassed by men on the streets of New York. This was not the response she expected.

  2. Meet the boyfriends and husbands of Victoria's Secret models

    Model partners

    In anticipation of the Victoria’s Secret show on December 2 in London, we profile the other halves of the world's most famous Angels.

  3. ‘Find it in your heart to forgive me’

    ‘Find it in your heart to forgive me’

    A US teen’s parents sent her to the depths of Siberia to teach her a lesson - three years ago. The world has watched in disbelief as she begs to come home.

Top Ten Stories

  1. One-bedroom unit without a bedroom

    One-bedroom unit without a bedroom

    IT’S the ultimate convertible, a one-bedroom unit without an actual bedroom, and it could be the future of apartment design.

  2. Hippy hip hooray at auction

    Hippy hip hooray at auction

    IT wasn’t just the house that was stuck in a time warp when real estate agents embraced the groovy 1970s to auction a 42-year-old Croydon South home.

  3. World’s cheapest house? Yours for $2

    World’s cheapest house? Yours for $2

    WE ALL know how hard it can be to get onto the elusive property ladder. But this home could be yours at a bargain basement price of $2. Yes, there is a catch.

Top Ten Stories

  1. What happens to lost property at airports?

    Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction

    EVERY year thousands of belongings are left behind at airports. From surfboards, bikes and musical instruments, here’s what happens to them.

  2. Will this seat revolutionise air travel?

    Will this seat revolutionise air travel?

    ALWAYS dreamt of lying flat in economy? Well now there could be a way thanks to this innovative designer who is proposing a solution to our flying woes.

  3. 13 horror movie sights to see

    13 horror movie sights to see

    Freak yourself out on October 31 by touring these sites from your favourite scary movies. Are you game to visit them after dark?

Ouyen’s grim death toll

 West Wimmera Harvest. Unloading wheat at the Laharum Grain Storage site. The wheat is travelling up into silo

UPDATE: The Mallee community has been shattered by the accidental death of another young farmer.

Review into country cricket

Supplied Editorial FW: picture

UPDATE: COUNTRY cricket in Victoria is about to go under the microscope.

Auctions take direct hit

Corowa sheep sale

LAMB pricing appears to have shifted in favour of direct selling this spring.

John Deere 1025R a little ripper

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday

SIMPLICITY and versatility are the main selling points for John Deere’s 1 Series sub-compact utility tractors.

Humour is a blowtorch

Country Living: Sculptor and jeweller Russell Petherbridge

RUSSELL Petherbridge successfully crosses the gulf between sport and art.

Editor’s Letter: October 2014

 Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

THE Weekly Times held its first FORUM last month, a day for farmers to get together and hear from some successful producers and marketing gurus on how to build a strong business brand.