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Country in song and soul

COUNTRY music star Troy Cassar-Daley is having a whirlwind month.

High flyer has a soft landing

WHEN The Weekly Times last spoke to Heathcote’s Jerry Grayson he was releasing his new Imax film.

Smashin’ pumpkins at 88

LAST October, I wheeled a barrow-load of mixed sheep and poultry manure into my vegetable patch.

Rural by design

Leila Sweeney

TATYOON hit the jackpot the day Leila Sweeney came to town.

Country in song and soul

Country in song and soul

COUNTRY music star Troy Cassar-Daley is having a whirlwind month.

High flyer has a soft landing

 Filmmakers Sarah Hine and Jerry Grayson at their country retreat near Mia Mia. Their business, Helifilms, is the world's spe...

WHEN The Weekly Times last spoke to Heathcote’s Jerry Grayson he was releasing his new Imax film.

Anzac heroes honoured

CL - Avenue of Honour

ONE hundred years after World War 1 the small community of Navigators has planted oak trees.

Churchill’s London rocked

Churchill Guitars

IT WAS the era of The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

In the lotus position

Blue Lotus Water Garden

LOTUS have been regarded for millennia as a sacred, religious symbol.

Take a butcher’s hook

CL: Ivan the Butcher and his shop in Newry.

IVAN McNally’s butcher shop in Newry has two cash registers; the old one and the new one.

Historic hotel sells for almost $3.5m

Historic hotel sells for almost $3.5m

THE Queenscliff Hotel has sold for close to $3.5m.

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Where Diggers rest

WITH the centenary of the Gallipoli landing fast approaching, the Anzacs are front of mind for many.

Fast boat seals deal

Supplied Editorial Fwd: More eco boat pics

PHILLIP Island is synonymous with penguins.

Irresistible Gippsland

Graeme and Rachel Robinson on their dairy farm in Gippsland. Cows. Cattle.

HIKING through Wilsons Promontory National Park is just one of the lures which pull visitors to Gippsland.

Gateway to rural delight

Gateway to rural delight

A TRIP into the surrounds of England’s most famous university town is a real treat, writes IAN GILBERT

Ag the focus of tour

 CASE IH Magnum 335 tractor in wheatfield. 25th anniversary this year, new colour scheme for anniversary specials.

VISITS to some of Europe’s leading agriculture machinery factories are the highlights of a Weekly Times Travel Club tour.

Smashin’ pumpkins at 88

LAST October, I wheeled a barrow-load of mixed sheep and poultry manure into my vegetable patch.

Stop the rot this autumn

Stop the rot this autumn

IT HAPPENS every autumn, ­especially in the vegetable garden.

Get set for the big chill

English spinach

IF YOU’RE growing your own backyard tucker, it’s gloriously satisfying but a never-ending job.

Unlock soil’s potential

Lilac trees grow nad bloom better if limed every autumn.

THERE’S a special reason why lime is best applied in autumn and early winter.

Watering can beat heat

 Watering cans on a bench in a garden.

MOST plants with large, soft leaves rapidly lose enormous amounts of moisture during hot sunny days.

Tasty potato salad

MY LOCAL supermarket has several ready-made potato salads in the deli section.

Banana and rhubarb pie

Banana and rhubarb pie

RHUBARB and banana is an unusual combination but it works well in this pie recipe.

Lamb shanks

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THIS recipe for lamb shanks will warm you up as the weather gets cooler.

Cooking with tinned crabmeat

Country Living FOOD PAGE

I AM a great believer in not making things harder than they need to be in the kitchen.

Mango in many ways

Country Living FOOD PAGE

AS WE say goodbye to another summer, we also say goodbye to an abundance of some of the best seasonal produce.

Gladys delivers punch

GLADYS Sanderson, of Coonooer Bridge, north of St Arnaud, knows how to put the punch into punch.

Veg out on this freaky form

Veg out on this freaky form

SO here’s a monster vegetable, in both senses of the word — big and freakish.

Beer lubricates voters

The Advertiser Library

TRIBUTES to the late Malcolm Fraser flowed in parliament last week.

The Shed

Gliding up where the eagles soar

Gliding up where the eagles soar

DAVE Goldsmith has flown a lot of planes in his time, but there is something magical about old wooden gliders.

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.

Miranda

Stay money smart into your 60s

Stay money smart into your 60s

“ISN’T this an asset?” the woman in her 60s says, arms opening wide in her renovated miner’s cottage.

When the going got tough ...

When the going got tough ...

HARD times, whether financial, physical or emotional, challenge us.

Rural students tackle teaching issue

Rural students tackle teaching issue

PLENTY of top teachers go to the bush, but few stay for the long haul.

Search for a new leading lady

Search for a new leading lady

THE canvas on which our lives are drawn is heavy with layers of history and tradition where men have had power over women.

Bookshelf

Bookshelf American Sniper

American Sniper

CLINT Eastwood’s now famous movie mostly skipped over Chris Kyle’s tragic death.

Simply Dressed Salads

Supplied Editorial MR Wilkinson's Simply Dressed Salads, Hardie Grant, $49.95

MATT Wilkinson’s Simply Dressed Salads, follows on from the success of Mr Wilkinson’s Favourite Vegetables.

The Best of Gretta Anna ...

The Best of Gretta Anna ...

IN THE modern culinary world of MasterChef and My Kitchen Rules, Gretta Anna is not a household name.

The World’s Longest Taxi Fare

The World's Longest Taxi Fare

CAN you imagine a taxi fare after more than 11,000 km?

The best April Fool’s gags around

The best April Fool’s gags around

THE start of April did not go without many companies and stars getting in on the April Fool’s Day jokes. Which was your favourite?

Classic April Fool’s Day pranks

1957 April Fool's Day joke - Spaghetti tree harvest.

IT’S April Fool’s Day today and what better way to start you thinking of the best pranks to pull with 10 all-time classics that fooled millions.

Mormon model gains cult following

Supplied Editorial MORMON MODEL

HE’S been compared to a young Brad Pitt, but this teen model has a much bigger following — and a more curious background.

Block apartments on the market

Block apartments on the market

AGENTS are gearing up to sell the four South Yarra townhouses from The Block: Triple Threat series later this month.

Rapid house price growth slowing

Aerial images of Melbourne over the Eastern Suburbs, Moorabbin, Springvale.

THE Melbourne housing market started 2015 strongly but is losing steam compared with a year ago, a monthly index shows.

Harry Potter star to keep Aussie property

Jameson Empire Awards 2015 - Winners Room

HARRY Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has taken his luxury Toorak apartment off the market in light of a possible return down under.

Why you’ll never want the aisle seat again

Why you’ll never want the aisle seat again

AISLE seat lovers may think again if this latest aircraft has its way. Find out how the window seat just got even cooler.

‘I lost 22kg on gruelling 4000km walk’

‘I lost 22kg on gruelling 4000km walk’

ANDY Davidhazy took a photo of himself every day during his 4185km journey from Mexico to Canada. His transformation is incredible.

The side of Mexico few tourists see

The side of Mexico few tourists see

FAR from the sprawling, packed resorts in Mexico’s famous Los Cabos lies a wild and beautiful part of the country that few tourists ever see, but should.

$5b windfall for rural Vic

Macarthur wind farm in western Victoria..

WIND farms worth almost $5 billion are poised to be built across Victoria.

Saints to atone for past sins

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

BENALLA Saints will be out to exorcise its demons when the Goulburn Valley Football League kicks off.

New Wodonga yards in gridlock

NVLX sale 12.2.2015 Wodonga

DELAYS in loading and unloading cattle at the new saleyards at Wodonga are creating headaches for carriers and producers.

Aussie baling history on show

Aussie baling history on show

A TWO-horse pull-power hay press will be displayed at the International Harvester Historic Baling Festival.

Rural by design

Leila Sweeney

TATYOON hit the jackpot the day Leila Sweeney came to town.

Going native one step at a time

Jindi Farm Bush Foods

LESLIE Smith wanders through her farm at Jindivick in Gippsland with daughter Leila.