Last Updated: July 02, 2015

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A day of moos and rainbow hues

RAINBOWS were everywhere on social media last week — not because of rain, but to support gay rights.

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Mail madness Australians know a good letterbox

Letterboxes
It’s not unusual to find bulls on hay plains or tractors at Inverell but microwaves in paddocks at Yass? That’s what’s happening in the bush where farmers turned mailboxes into quirky pieces of art.

Barnaby’s map’s as clear as mud

Barnaby’s map’s as clear as mud
LOOKS like Barnaby Joyce prefers good old mud maps to Google Maps when it comes to directing people.

I’ll take that mail now

I’ll take that mail now
“STAND and deliver ... the mail” is what this chap seems to be saying to the world.

Lone Pyne a punctual politician

Lone Pyne a punctual politician
WHAT was Christopher Pyne up to when Tony Abbott called his class of 2015 together for a photo last week?

Laughing gear: Toothy tale

Laughing gear: Toothy tale
BARRY put a 5m croc in his pool and offered a million bucks to anyone with the guts to jump in for a swim.

Ask Agnes: Buying local

Ask Agnes: Buying local
DEAR Agnes, A new cafe opened in our little town last week.

Stuck in a rut

Stuck in a rut
HOW long since this boat has seen the sea?

Deliveries from the dead

Deliveries from the dead
GOOD to see the grim reaper is not averse to doing a bit of exercise to keep fit.

Laughing gear: Holy power

Laughing gear: Holy power
TWO nuns, Sister Mary and Sister Helen, are travelling through Europe in their car.

Ask Agnes: Facts of life

Ask Agnes: Facts of life
DEAR Agnes, My wife and I are struggling to keep the darker side of cattle production from our daughter.

Sizzling idea for perfect pig-out

Sizzling idea for perfect pig-out
BACK Paddock is always a bit ambivalent about celebrating national “such and such” weeks.

BACK PADDOCK How to hog the limelight

Debenham Australia field day
BACK Paddock knew pigs were intelligent but didn’t think that extended to attending field days.

Sumo grips Melbourne Cup

Sumo grips Melbourne Cup
HE’s not the usual pint-sized figure you would expect to be holding a Melbourne Cup.

The Colonel goes rustling

Colac store cattle sale 5.5.15
BACK Paddock was perusing this paper’s market pages last week and noticed this photo.

Letter box drop at the tip

Letter box drop at the tip
YOU know what they say: one man’s junk is another man’s letter box.

Laughing gear: Birthday surprise

Laughing gear: Birthday surprise
BARRY rings the local cop shop.

Ask Agnes: Sanity check

Ask Agnes: Sanity check
DEAR Agnes, I’m a bit worried my wife is having a midlife crisis and she’s only 63.

Heifer offers helping hoof

Heifer offers helping hoof
GORDON Smith, from Walwa, reckons the care shown by animals to their own can put humans to shame.

Ask Agnes: Sponge off the table

Ask Agnes: Sponge off the table
DEAR Agnes, My daughter is coming up for the weekend with her new fiance.

You say potato, we all say dictator

You say potato, we all say dictator
LOOKS like North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un is doing a better job of feeding his people than his father.

Laughing gear: Blunt reminder

Laughing gear: Blunt reminder
MURPHY showed up at Mass one Sunday. He’d never been to church in his life.

It’s a mail thing ...

It’s a mail thing ...
HOW’s this for a racy mailbox? In fact it’s not so much a mailbox as a work of art.

Better a crooked tree

Better a crooked tree
KEL McMeeken from Broadford spotted this solution to every fence builder’s dilemma.

All dolled up for Rutherglen

Rutherglen Winery Walkabout 2015
LOOK at which popular celebrity couple turned up at Rutherglen’s annual Winery Walkabout at the weekend.

The best-dressed address in country

The best-dressed address in country
HOW’s this for the ultimate country mailbox?

Noodle in a haystack

Noodle in a haystack
IF THIS bloke was trying out for a spot on the Freestyle Motocross team, looks like he failed big time.

Sign offers rubbish advice

Sign offers rubbish advice
ROBERT de Wit, from Silvan, was in Queensland recently and was a bit confused about rubbish.

TLC takes Little Billy to grand age

TLC takes Little Billy to grand age
LOOKS like we may have found the oldest pony yet. Meet Billy the Shetland who turns 50 this year.

Ask Agnes: Sledging sheep

Ask Agnes: Sledging sheep
DEAR Agnes, What’s all this about that PETA mob who reckon that a farmer swearing at us sheep is guilty of cruelty?
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