Last Updated: October 25, 2014

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Glimmer of hope in cancer battle

CANCER can strike anyone without prejudice, with one in three of us likely to suffer it.

Ready, set ... goat

THERE will be plenty of goats to spot in the town of Bullarto on Sunday.

Time to plant basil

THE weather should be sufficiently warm enough now to start off that most prized of herbs, basil.

Mont De Lancey is a treasure

Mont De Lancey

SURROUNDED by orchards, Mont De Lancey homestead sits snugly in a postcard-perfect landscape.

A taste of France in cider vinegar

Country Living: Michel Renoux, handmade vinegars

“CREPES, cider and vinegar,” says Michel Renoux in his deliciously strong French accent.

Farmer raises money for charity

Farmer raises money for charity

A FARMER’S management tips, presented in a calendar, are raising money for mental health.

Glimmer of hope in cancer battle

Spokes of Hope

CANCER can strike anyone without prejudice, with one in three of us likely to suffer it.

Ready, set ... goat

Ready, set ... goat

THERE will be plenty of goats to spot in the town of Bullarto on Sunday.

Favourite events Country festivals battle for top honours

 Ballarat Begonia festival. Flowers. (for Victoria Secret extrago March 6)

TWO Victorian festivals — from Ballarat and Bendigo — are in the running to be named Australia’s Favourite Event.

Plumbing the depths

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.

Temples of delight

 DE12AG Street scene, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Asia alamy positional, fee for high res Picture: Sup...

IT IS a region that has captured the hearts of many travellers to South-East Asia.

Grow the right pumpkins

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.

Pest control, naturally

Pest control, naturally

ABOUT two years ago I tried an experiment in spray-free pest control that was a great success.

Make your own chocolate bites

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

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.

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.

Bake it to make it

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

RICOTTA is an Italian curd cheese. Made from whey, it is traditionally a byproduct of making cheeses such as mozzarella.

Cow reaches new heights

YOU could almost slap a saddle on this cow and enter her in the Melbourne Cup.

Shed of the week

BACK PADDOCK: Sheds. Old sheds. Falling down sheds.

BACK Paddock has been thinking about what agricultural architecture is worthy of preservation.

Have a dip at names

Have a dip at names

BACK Paddock was driving on Challicum Rd last week and off the to the right was Dip Rd.

That’s probably not roadworthy

That’s probably not roadworthy

HAY bale artists are inspired and churning out new installations.

That’s gold Beer battered fish

Beer battered fish

WHEN these genius Territorians had no way to cook their catch, beer came to the rescue.

The Shed

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.

Bike bliss on show at Motorclassica

Jon Munn

CHILDHOODS are fertile breeding grounds for far-fetched ambitions, and Jon Munn’s was no different.

Miranda

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.

Learning difficulties no barrier

Learning difficulties no barrier

HAVE you ever been asked who you’d invite for dinner if you could invite anyone from any lifetime?

Bookshelf

Extinct and Endangered Mammals

Extinct and Endangered Mammals

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

Joyful

Joyful

LEON Joyce showed no desire for a sex life, a trait which led to him being psychologically assessed.

The Climb

The Climb

WOMEN remain woefully under-represented on boards and in positions of power.

An Unsentimental Bloke

An Unsentimental Bloke

LITTLE was known about Australian poet C.J. Dennis, who penned more than 3000 poems, until now.

Top Ten Stories

  1. What’s Kerri-Anne’s big secret?

    Kerri-Anne Kennerley at Lunch with

    KERRI-Anne Kennerley has always looked incredible but this week she seriously turned heads. So what is her secret?

  2. Pippa: How I keep my butt firm

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Pippa Middleton is seen at the front row during the Temperley runway show at London Fashion W...

    PIPPA Middleton, whose bottom captivated the world at her sister’s Royal wedding, has revealed the four steps she uses to keep it firm.

  3. Identical twins to identical dolls

    Identical twins to identical dolls

    IDENTICAL twins Emma and Sara Koponen are obsessed. They live exactly the same lives and through cosmetic surgery aim to be identical dolls.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Melbourne auction rush will test market

    Melbourne auction rush will test market

    MELBOURNE will set a new auction record this weekend with more than 1600 homes to go under the hammer. Search this week’s results

  2. Multi-million dollar homes face auction hammer

    797 Orrong Rd, Toorak

    GOT a spare $4 million? You’ll need it if you want to buy some of the top offerings of Melbourne’s biggest ever auction weekend.

  3. Bidding wars

    Realestate cover pic

    IT will pay for bidders to have a game plan on this record-breaking auction weekend in Melbourne. We asked the experts for their auction day tips.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Is this the ultimate job perk?

    Is this the ultimate job perk?

    Aussie company Atlassian wants new employees to be energised and refreshed: so it gives them a holiday BEFORE they start work.

  2. 10 big cruise ships you need to know

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    WATER wars are on the cards as new megaliners launch and cruise companies vie for attention. Check out the must-sees at sea in 2015.

  3. Why you should take Bali off your bucket list

    Why you should take Bali off your bucket list

    SANDY beaches, lush landscapes and tropical waters? Think again. This couple had a very different experience of the popular holiday spot.

Gippsland train chaos

A V-Line Velocity train, (Fast Train), crosses the Barwon Heads road at Marshall.

UPDATE: Gippsland train services to be thrown into disarray during the height of next month’s election.

Country footy salary cap debate

AFL Victoria Community Cup, AFL Victoria Country v Victorian Amateur Football Association

AFL Victoria will trial a salary cap to put a lid on the rising costs of country footballers.

Case mid-sized tractor updated

Case mid-sized tractor updated

CASE IH has hit the 100hp market with its new Farmall C mid-size tractor range.

Mont De Lancey is a treasure

Mont De Lancey

SURROUNDED by orchards, Mont De Lancey homestead sits snugly in a postcard-perfect landscape.

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.