Last Updated: August 30, 2014

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A pub with no... food?

A pub with no... food?
BAD luck if you were hungry and in need of a meal at the Lake Boga pub last week.

Golden Steph gains support

Golden Steph gains support
GOOD to equal opportunity working well in the Victorian Nationals team.

Some dogs refuse to share

Some dogs refuse to share
MOST pooches love a sleeping partner and they’re not fussy if it’s another dog or a cat. Except this one.

Sheepdogs’ guide to herding

 Rookie working dog trainer Jackie Merchant, of Harford, on Tasmania's North-West Coast, Rocky the kelpie, one of the sheepdo...
THE secret to herding sheep is out thanks to some researchers in Europe.

Supporting the boys in style

Supporting the boys in style
YOU’LL never get this sort of comfort in the stands at Etihad or the MCG.

DEPI to the rescue Anteloper

FERGUS THE BLACK BUCK
AFTER five months on the run, Fergus the blackbuck antelope is behind bars in Mansfield.

We’re in deep trouble here

We’re in deep trouble here
HOW bogged is bogged? When even a back hoe can’t dig itself out.

Dozing dogs Spooning dogs save bed space

Spooning dogs save bed space
“HAVE I ever told you how much I love you?”

Ask Agnes: Old sheep dog

Ask Agnes: Old sheep dog
DEAR Agnes, The dearest old dog is sadly waning after many years of unproductive companionship.

Shaun shores up charity funds

Shaun shores up charity funds
THIS London display is enough to send Shaun the Sheep fans into a spin.

Cowboys’ taste for humour

Cowboys’ taste for humour
THE Weekly Times’ writer Peter Hemphill discovered this PETA shirt while on a road trip in the US.

Laughing gear: Tiny tricks

Laughing gear: Tiny tricks
A MAN walks into a bar and asks, “If I show you a really good trick, will you give me a free drink?”

Young’s winter wonderland

 Accidentally leaving a sprinkler on created a winter wonderland in this garden on a farm near Young, in southern NSW, this w...
WE’VE all been guilty of it: forgetting to turn the garden sprinkler off at night.

Couple’s wedding on right tract

Couple’s wedding on right tract
IT’S been a while since we’ve seen a tractor-inspired wedding.

Rachel’s a fan of winter

Rachel’s a fan of winter
HOW cold is it? So cold you need an angle grinder to get the mud off your gumboots.

Hot dog, what’s cooking?

 Pooch200096 Picture: Supplied
“WADDYA mean it’s your turn to use the oven? You wanna cook tea?

Laughing gear: Gold burial

Laughing gear: Gold burial
LITTLE Tim was in the garden filling in a hole when his neighbour peered over the fence.

Ask Agnes: Self obsessed

Dear Agnes: Self obsessed
DEAR Agnes, There is a woman in our tennis group who is nice but she talks incessantly about herself.

Round and round the bales

Terrick West Ram Sale 2014
WHO would have thought a bale of hay would contribute almost as much to art as it has to farming?

A slice of celebrity hits Merbein

A slice of celebrity hits Merbein
KING of Cakes, the President of Patissiers, Adriano Zumbo will be at Merbein on Saturday.

Facts of country life

Facts of country life
ECHUCA farmer John Watson’s beef farm battle reminds Back Paddock of a sign a US farmer erected.

That’ll do drone, that’ll do

Sheep Dog Trial
IF there was one worker you’d never expect technology to make redundant it’s the old sheep dog.

There’s hoop for wool yet

Sheepvention, Hamilton. Wool fashion
READERS might remember the crocheted tea cosy outfit for men at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show fashion awards.

Laughing gear: A horse affair

Laughing gear: A horse affair
PADDY and his two friends are talking at a bar.

Dear Agnes: On a man hunt

Dear Agnes: On a man hunt
DEAR Agnes, I am a country girl, or at least, I was. I’m still in the country but no longer exactly a girl.

Little ray ray ray of sunshine

Little ray ray ray of sunshine
LOOKING at North Geelong-Werribee Centrals match we wondered if we were seeing triple.

Who’s up for some bed hopping?

Who’s up for some bed hopping?
SEEMS like some dogs have no inhibitions when it comes to sleeping partners.

A hole lot of wombat trouble

A hole lot of wombat trouble
WALWA’S Janice Newnham had a scare when a brand new baby cow went missing on her property.

Orange the new black for MP

Orange the new black for MP
BLIMEY, what’s this? Is North East Victoria’s new MP going off on holiday already?
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Omeo grand final axed

Omeo grand final axed

UPDATE: TOMORROW’S Omeo and District league grand final has been called off.

Omeo grand final axed

Omeo grand final axed

UPDATE: TOMORROW’S Omeo and District league grand final has been called off.

John Deere spreader Oz first

John Deere spreader

Control traffic farming prompted a Lake Bolac ag contractor to go for this John Deere spreader.

Phone smarts on chaser bins

Phone smarts on chaser bins

HARVESTING crop farmers are now able to maintain a complete record of grain from the tractor cab.

Steve bends the rules

Steve bends the rules

THERE was no crisis or yearning for a creative outlet that triggered Steve Tobin’s career change.

Editor’s letter: August 2014

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

IN case you’ve ever wondered how important branding is, you only have to listen to Rita Bikins from Red Rock Olive oil at Pomonal to know the truth.