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A pictorial web of intrigue

TOCUMWAL farmer Lynda Snowden has discovered a new perspective on life through her camera lens.

Corrine’s cup of tea

THE year was 2000 when Corinne Noyes — yearning for a rural retreat — bought a 20ha property at Mt Best in South Gippsland.

You can conquer clay

EVERY garden has its problem areas, but that does not stop certain plants growing strongly.

Keeping farmers posted

Supplied Editorial

OUTBACK postie Dave Hammond has a mail run so long it is a tourist attraction.

Corrine’s cup of tea

Madame Flavour

THE year was 2000 when Corinne Noyes — yearning for a rural retreat — bought a 20ha property at Mt Best in South Gippsland.

A pictorial web of intrigue

A pictorial web of intrigue

TOCUMWAL farmer Lynda Snowden has discovered a new perspective on life through her camera lens.

The woman from way out nowhere

EAST GIPPSLAND: Judy Edwards at Tubbut

JUDY Edwards has been known to camp out in a paddock at night with a shotgun by her side.

Pamper packs bring flicker of joy

COUNTRY LIVING: Ladies of the Land

THERE’S no doubt a lot of farmers are doing it tough.

Jon’s slice of the pie

COUNTRY LIVING: Thorpdale Bakery

WHEN Jon Marsh was a kid he baked a lot of apple pies.

Never run out of steam

Paddlesteamer

“ONCE a river rat, always a river rat,” says Echuca’s Beth Conner.

Brush with death

Warrnambool Yarns

ON A hot summer’s day in February this year, Simon Rigg was exploring the volcanic crater at Warrnambool’s Tower Hill, when he got bogged.

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The Bellarine bounty

IS IT unfair to say some regions in Victoria appear to be more blessed than others?

Walk the Great Wall

The Great Wall of China

IT RISES up in to your view like something out of another world.

New Outback direction

Charlotte Plains station

RURAL communities do it tough — none more so than those in the Outback.

Art of a one-pub town

Supplied Editorial Fwd: Montague & Gippsland

BRIAGOLONG, in Gippsland, has been hiding a secret.

Home of the good life

 t19 destoz CR TOURISM NSW Views of Mount Warning and Tweed district from the Pinnacle lookout (Pinnacle in foreground), Bord...

MOUNT Warning is an ominous name for such a beautiful summit.

You can conquer clay

EVERY garden has its problem areas, but that does not stop certain plants growing strongly.

Beauty amid the pain

Beauty amid the pain

SOMETIMES we come across unforgettable plants in strange places and even stranger circumstances.

How trees cry for help

How trees cry for help

CITRUS trees cannot think. However, they do have a kind of horticultural memory.

Get ready for spring

Get ready for spring

THE great news is that in less than three weeks we’ll be entering spring.

Sweet and easy spuds

Sweet and easy spuds

POTATOES are produced in such an unusual and easy way, it’s possible to grow excellent crops at home.

Slow shanks, thanks

THE secret to cooking lamb shanks is to cook them low and slow, until the meat is fall-apart tender.

Roast pork belly bliss

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

PORK belly seems to be one of the meat cuts of the moment.

Try a dollop of delight

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

THE supermarket fridge is full of a huge range of yoghurt products, both natural and flavoured.

Warm to a zesty soup

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

A FRIEND who enjoys a vodka tonic with lime recently brought me a bag of the tasty citrus fruits.

Cabbage adds colour

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

CABBAGE is one of those vegetables which some people steer away from.

Monster pumpkin takes over

HOW’s this for an inspired use of pumpkins that doesn’t involve roasting them or making soup.

Laughing gear: Duck walks into a pub

Laughing gear: Duck walks into a pub

A DUCK walks into a pub and asks: “Got any bread?”

It’s Gavin’s taller twin

It’s Gavin’s taller twin

YOU could never accuse Gavin Phillips of being a cardboard cutout — except, of course, when he is one.

The Shed

The pharmacy that time forgot

Dow's Pharmacy Museum

IN 1968 Childtern local Hilda Dow simply turned the lock on her pharmacy and never reopened.

One very pampered Cougar

John Spunner Cougar

ENTHUSIAST John Spunner is meticulous about caring for his 1970 Mercury Boss Cougar Eliminator.

Valiant work helps carve a niche

Craig Jones - Shed

CRAIG Jones created a wooden version of his 1965 Chrysler Valiant ute.

Last laugh in Kelly’s vault

Last laugh in Kelly’s vault

WAS Ned Kelly the quintessential Australian Robin Hood, a larrikin who ended up on the wrong side of the law, or a thug?

Miranda

Honouring Aboriginal history

Honouring Aboriginal history

SOLDIERS’ remains on World War I fields raise an interesting question about lives lost on our own soil.

Many hands make meaningful work

Many hands make meaningful work

HAS your heart gone out to women in the third world, prompting you to buy products they’ve crafted in the hope you’ll be helping improve their lives?

So, my sad friend, get him to a counsellor

So, my sad friend, get him to a counsellor

SHE was sad. She’d tried to encourage her husband to drop his expectations but his happiness depended on his sons coming back to the farm to take over.

Politician brings people together

Politician brings people together

IT’S easy to feel dissatisfaction with politics and political leadership in Australia right now.

Bookshelf

The Best Gallipoli Yarns

The Best Gallipoli Yarns

IN THE centenary year of Gallipoli, this fine book brings to readers the voices of the participants.

Last day in the dynamite factory

Last day in the dynamite factory

SOMETIMES you come across books that you fall in love with and the Last Day in the Dynamite Factory is one of those.

A Year of Practiculture

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ROHAN Anderson suffered from depression, anxiety, high blood pressure and obesity when he left his desk-bound city life.

The Bit In Between

The Bit In Between

IF a lightweight, rom-com book is on your reading list, don’t look at The Bit In Between — this is so much more.

‘Like watching two seals fight’

‘It was like watching two seals fight’

BELIEVE it or not, there is tension in the Bachelor mansion. Yep. It turns out some of the women aren’t fans of each other.

‘My husband and I haven’t had sex in a year’

‘My husband and I haven’t had sex in a year’

MY husband and I are about to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary, and we haven’t had sex in a year. You read that right: a year.

‘Something was terribly wrong’

Supplied Editorial

THERE are some things you really shouldn’t mix with your lady parts. Warning: Fellas, you might not want to read this.

Escape to the country

IT’S got 8 bedrooms, a croquet rink and 18 hectares of gardens. But this magnificent estate is not in the English countryside — it’s just outside of Melbourne.

Big results for bombs, palaces

Big results for bombs, palaces

MELBOURNE’S real estate market is delivering incredible prices at both ends of the spectrum, with buyers paying big sums for bomb sites and palaces.

What your home is worth

Star suburbs of Melbourne's east

A RIPPLE effect is pushing eastern suburbs property prices skyward, with growth in many areas eclipsing overall Melbourne price gains. CHECK OUT OUR EASTERN SUBURBS PRICE GUIDE

This jacket will change how you travel forever

This jacket will change how you travel forever

TWO months ago this 15-feature travel jacket made waves around the world and now its become the most popular fashion item in crowd-funding history.

‘Every passenger ... read this’

THIS hostie is fed up with how far some passengers will go in order to shame her colleagues. Now, she’s calling for change in this letter.

What’s new in New York City

What’s new in New York City

PLANNING a visit to New York? Here’s our guide to what’s new and not to be missed in the city that never sleeps.

Brace for fires

Emergency briefing

VICTORIAN authorities expect there will be at least 4500 grass and bush fires during the looming “above normal” season.

Salary cap’s big savings

Weekly Times Sherrin Footy

SOME Central Victorian AFL clubs could save up to$70,000 when the statewide salary cap comes into effect in 2017.

Bull sales charge up

Dunoon Angus sale Holbrook

MONTHS of stellar beef returns are being reflected in millions of dollars spent on bulls in the past week.

A farmer’s eye in the sky

A farmer’s eye in the sky

A NEW unmanned aerial vehicle allows farmers to check on what’s happening around their property.

Keeping farmers posted

Supplied Editorial

OUTBACK postie Dave Hammond has a mail run so long it is a tourist attraction.

Teasing rain not enough

Teasing rain not enough

THE Bureau of Meteorology’s rain forecast of 25-50mm for Victoria failed to arrive on Wednesday.