Last Updated: September 30, 2014

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Dogs For the love of dogs

PERHAPS it was the big brown eyes, the shaggy coat, or its innate intelligence.

Love’s flames glow

THE course of true love has never run smoothly, as Shakespeare so wisely pointed out.

Pruning is shear luxury

THERE’S a certain, intensely-satisfying, therapeutic value in pruning trees and shrubs.

Bush poet Bushie Bob tells drover’s tale

Bushie Bob tells drover’s tale

BARCOO Bob worked as a stockman in central Queensland and his only regret is not wearing pants.

Barkers Creek perfect hideaway

 Nic Low, author Arms Race, who lives part-time in Castlemaine. credit pics to Stephen Mushin Picture: Supplied

THE Barkers Creeks cottage where Nic Low wrote Arms Race had no power, water, kitchen or bathroom.

The Whistleblower Kelly’s third play on stage

Kelly’s third play on stage

A SWAN HILL playwright Andrew Kelly is making final preparations for his new play.

Heathcote’s wine, food to shine

 Heathcote Wine and Food Festival.

HEATHCOTE is gearing up to welcome thousands of visitors for the wine and food festival this weekend.

Beer bottle collection Beer bottle booty

Beer bottle collection

AN EARTHMOVING contractor has paid $5000 for one of Victoria’s rarest beer bottles.

Dogs For the love of dogs

Country Living: Jodie Cawood runs Maremma Rescue Victoria Country Living: Jodie Cawood runs Maremma Rescue Victoria

PERHAPS it was the big brown eyes, the shaggy coat, or its innate intelligence.

Domestic tour bliss

YOU don’t need to travel far to see some of the most spectacular places on Earth.

Enjoy the cruise views

 Italy. From Swagman Tours

PERHAPS the loveliest way to see European capital cities is from the vantage point of its grand rivers.

Easy life, easy rider

Grasshopper Advntures

JASON Williams turned a few thousand dollars on his credit card into a successful business.

Ready for take off

Ready for take off

THE new Weekly Times travel club farming tours will take readers to some fascinating parts of the world.

Don’t forget your gun

Don’t forget your gun

A GLACIER park in the US offers spectacular scenery and also some beastly dangers.

Pruning is shear luxury

THERE’S a certain, intensely-satisfying, therapeutic value in pruning trees and shrubs.

Bright idea in light bulbs

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

LIFE’S not all about colour at Tesselaar Tulip Farm.

Cundall: My inspiring journey

Cundall: My inspiring journey

I’VE never liked holidays. Sitting around doing nothing has never held any appeal for me.

Home How to encourage birds

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A BUSH-INSPIRED garden will encourage birds to your home. Follow Tony Fawcett’s tips.

Grow as you garden

Country Living: Legendary garden designer Paul Bangay

AS a long-time gardener I reckon I’ve made my share of mistakes.

How to cook rhubarb

DURING winter I regularly added some stewed rhubarb to my daily breakfast cereal.

A blast from the parsley

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

ONE of the most versatile herbs used in cooking is parsley.

The icing on the cake

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

I WAS looking in the kitchen cupboard the other week and discovered six different kinds of vinegar.

Lamb a spring delight

Food Pics

LAMB is a family favourite for many households and spring lamb is a popular option.

Asparagus season closes in

Food Pics

ASPARAGUS comes into its own during the spring-summer months.

Groom gives bull bum steer

IT SEEMED like the perfect country wedding photo shoot — beautiful couple, idyllic countryside — and a photobombing bull.

Uni calendar to usher in nude year

Uni calendar to usher in nude year

IT’S been a while since we’ve seen a nude charity calendar featured in Back Paddock.

A Hawk in sheep’s clothing

A Hawk in sheep’s clothing

LANGWARRIN Primary School celebrated the last day of term with a football parade last Friday.

Sure as eggs, that’s different

Sure as eggs, that’s different

IT’S been a while since we had a weird egg, so here’s one from Max and Sharyn Star.

Ask Agnes: Volunteers

Ask Agnes: Volunteers

DEAR Agnes, I’m having trouble getting volunteers for the working bees at our club.

The Shed

Top brass in a class of its own

Top brass in a class of its own

BESOTTED with brass — that’s the only explanation David Lockhart can offer for his collecting passion.

A journey through Geoff’s sheds

 Geoff Windridge, collection of motoring originals, near Bendigo Picture: Supplied

GEOFF Windridge has a farmer’s eye for quality machinery, of all sizes and shapes.

Fly into Maryborough

Fly into Maryborough

THIS weekend promises to be a jammed-packed one for Victorian enthusiasts.

Old Holdens get a premier home

Trafalgar Holden Museum

NEIL Joiner would be the envy of any motoring enthusiast.

Miranda

Call for calm over ice epidemic

Call for calm over ice epidemic

FOR 10 months a committee inquired into crystal methamphetamine, ice, use in Victoria.

Shining a light in a dark place

Shining a light in a dark place

MARYBOROUGH is leading the way on family violence.

Glamorous face of farming

Glamorous face of farming

THERE they were, two glamorous women in heels high enough to fall from, babbling about agriculture.

Asylum seeker clinging to hope

Asylum seeker clinging to hope

LET’S swap countries for a moment and imagine we have arrived in Iran.

Bookshelf

Good without Gluten

country living

HOW do they do it, those French, so chic?

Arms Race

country living

FOR writers, finding a voice when penning a novel carries equal weight to plot.

Tony Windsor

country living

FROM involvement with his local rural Rotary Club grew great things for farmer/politician Tony Windsor.

Easy Luxury

Easy Luxury

IT WAS Coco Chanel who said that “luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury”.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Stay for a drink at these wine bar bottle shops

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    WINE shops where you can hang around and drink your tipple are proving more popular around Melbourne. We bring you four of the best.

  2. Consensual sex? There’s an app for that

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    A NEW app aims to solve the problem of date rape and sexual assault by making consent as easy as pressing a button.

  3. Couple pay for bad service with massive tip

    Couple pay for bad service with massive tip

    A COUPLE dining out at their local restaurant waited more than two hours for their meal. But instead of getting angry at their waiter, they left him a $100 tip in a pay-it-forward gesture.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Record price for ‘ship wreck’ home

    Record price for ‘ship wreck’ home

    A HOUSE inspired by the Cerberus ship wreck has sold for a record $4.65 million as auctions took a back seat to the footy at the weekend. SEARCH THE SALES RESULTS

  2. Collette Dinnigan sells Palm Beach home

    Real Estate

    Australian fashion designer Collette Dinnigan has sold her luxury Palm Beach home for $3.2 million.

  3. Small spaces, big ideas

    Block designer Darren Palmer designs Melbourne apartment

    Interior design guru and The Block judge Darren Palmer reveals tricks to turn pokey into spacious.

Top Ten Stories

  1. ‘World’s worst passenger’ goes wild on flight

    ‘World’s worst passenger’ goes wild on flight

    MODERN Family editor Ryan Case has live tweeted the antics of a nightmarish, “drunk” passenger on her flight. Let’s just say we’re glad it wasn’t us stuck next to this woman ...

  2. Another ‘Seasick Princess’ cruise axed

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    THOUSANDS of holiday-makers have had their trip canned at the 11th hour, in the latest of a series of dramas to beset a troubled ship.

  3. First look: P&O’s new Aussie ships

    First look: P&O’s new Aussie ships

    WHAT? No cruise ship buffet? Plans for two ships joining P&O’s Aussie fleet include a reinvention of dining at sea.

Bad fire season looms

Bad fire season looms

VICTORIA’S fire season is already shaping up as shocker with two months to go until summer.

Swans savour a rare flag

Goulburn Valley FL, Grand Final, Benalla Saints v Shepparton Swans

AN undermanned Shepparton Swans team withstood a last quarter assault to win the premiership at the weekend.

Cattle producers slam MLA plans

 FARM. Sandy Leatham with her shop 'Hook and Spoon' in Benalla and on farm with her beef cattle.

CATTLE producers have hit out at Meat & Livestock Australia’s plans for the future of the organisation.

US probes ATV safety

 Cars Guide cover for 10th July 2010. ATV Quadbike.

UNITED States consumer authorities are putting the spotlight on ATV safety in a major new inquiry.

Bushie Bob tells drover’s tale

Bushie Bob tells drover’s tale

BARCOO Bob worked as a stockman in central Queensland and his only regret is not wearing pants.

Editor’s Letter: September 2014

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

I’M not one to be sucked in by outlandish statements or broad generalisations but I just love this one: “Deep down, everyone wants to be a farmer.”