Last Updated: February 28, 2015

Weather: Canberra 14°C - 31°C . Partly cloudy.

Dunny’s big last stand

LADIES and gentlemen, it’s time to announce the winner of our Best Worst Shed competition.

Echuca’s Captain Snooze

Echuca’s Captain Snooze
IT’S great covered saleyards are comfortable for livestock, but are they too comfortable for the buyers?

Back Paddock Rain’s on the way

Back Paddock Ant nest
BATTEN down the hatches and ready Noah’s ark to prepare for the big wet.

Holes in argument

Holes in argument
GOOD to see people observing directions when given.

This dragon slays the competition

This dragon slays the competition
THIS creature is Sir Knightly, a Gypsy Cobb Clydesdale cross looking a lot like a dragon.

Ask Agnes: How ironic

Ask Agnes: How ironic
DEAR Agnes, My husband has now retired while I continue to work.

Laughing gear: Toothy predicament

Laughing gear: Toothy predicament
A YOUNG man saw an elderly couple sitting down to lunch at McDonald’s.

Caught out What’s in the background?

What’s in the background?
WHEN a Queensland bloke posed in a photo with a 118cm barra, he should have checked the background.

Three-legged calf is healthy

Three legged calf
IRELAND has again produced an unusual animal.

So easy to get stuck in a rut

So easy to get stuck in a rut
CHRIS Shorland sent in this picture of what happens when you take your eye off the track for a millisecond.

Year of the ... ummm

 Sue Cairns with her Damara sheep on her property at Harcourt North.
WHEN Chinese New Year ticks over tomorrow, it’s going to be the Year of the Sheep — or is it the goat?

Danger in shed being unhinged

Danger in shed being unhinged
AUDREY from Moama has a dilemma.

Ask Agnes: Incessant eaters

Ask Agnes: Incessant eaters
DEAR Agnes, What is it with these people who go to the cinema for a feed?

Laughing gear: Good as new

Laughing gear: Good as new
In THE hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where a family member lay gravely ill.

For sale: Just $500

For sale: Just $500
WE’RE not exactly sure what it is but this taxidermy creation was spotted at the Bendigo market yesterday.

Skier channels horsepower

Skier channels horsepower
PHILIP Sadler found this picture of the good old days when he was working at Mt Hesse near Winchelsea.

Laughing gear: Piece of cake

Laughing gear: Piece of cake
ROSIE was fat and had to make a confession to her best friend, Martha.

Ask Agnes: Home schooling

Ask Agnes: Home schooling
DEAR Agnes. I’m really keen on home schooling my kids and want to get it right.

When Beatles and Nats intersect

NEWS Nationals Party Room
IT WAS quite a sight to see about 20 federal MPs wandering the streets of Wodonga last week.

More leaners than lifters

More leaners than lifters
PERPENDICULAR buildings — they’re so overrated.

Missing Jack a sign of the times

Missing Jack a sign of the times
WHO needs Facebook or Twitter when a good old-fashioned handwritten cardboard sign will work.

Our chief’s become Sitting Bull

PM Abbott at Bulla Dairy Foods
LESSON one for any political minder is to never let the boss stand near an exit sign when a photographer is lurking.

Handy with hay

Handy with hay
FOR a first effort at hay bale sculpture, Glenice Ficken from Fairley has produced a commendable effort.

Sandy is ageing gracefully

Sandy is ageing gracefully
LOUISE Batchelor from Macedon has a 40-year-old Palomino quarter horse still going strong.

Ask Agnes: Unhappy camper

Ask Agnes: Unhappy camper
DEAR Agnes, I have just returned from my first time camping on the coast.

Clean out your gutters or ...

Clean out your gutters or ...
SEE what happens when you don’t clean the gutters?

We’ll be stuffed

We’ll be stuffed
YOU’VE heard of a turducken - a chicken stuffed in a duck stuffed in a turkey.

Laughing gear: Stormy night

Laughing gear: Stormy night
ONE evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small boy into bed.

There’s Warragul and then there’s ...

Warrgul Other
AT BACK Paddock, we always assumed there was just one Warragul.

Blow me down if this isn’t a lean-to now

Blow me down if this isn’t a lean-to now
IF OLD sheds could be said to be political this one it seems, leans to the left. Even the dog kennels are in sympathy.
Weekly Times Back Paddock

Anthrax kills Tatura cow

 Vic anthrax animal disease outbreak. bodies of infected cows being burnt near Tatura.

UPDATE: FARMERS in Northern Victorian are on high alert after a dairy cow died from anthrax disease.

Lalbert mourns favourite son

Lalbert mourns favourite son

UPDATE: THE Lalbert community has been plunged into mourning after the death of a Mallee Eagles footballer.

VFF focus on grain payment terms

VFF focus on grain payment terms

SHORTER payment terms for grain need to be considered as a solution to trader insolvencies, Jaala Pulford says.

One fast pass does it all

One fast pass does it all

NEW Amazone Cirrus 03 offset discs/drill combinations enable one-pass cultivation up to 18km/h.

Farmer Jack’s place

COUNTRY LIVING: Old sheep farmer Jack Stevens

I WAS intrigued to meet Jack Stevens, a 92-year-old farmer who lives and still works west of Euroa.

Livestock Doc: Not a scrap of trouble

FARM - PIGS at Corop with Katy Brown

THE dangers of swill feeding and why is it illegal in Australia.