Last Updated: April 18, 2015

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Serving as token of home

WITH the centenary of Anzac Day approaching Back Paddock was intrigued to come across this picture.

Early picking just to cocky’s taste

Early picking just to cocky’s taste
“MMMMM. Quite a cheeky little shiraz with just a hint of blackberry with some notes of gum nut.”

Play time takes on new meaning

Colac store sale 10.4.15
YOU know you’re getting old when you think the police officers look like they should be still in school.

Interested? Try calling

Interested? Try calling
ANYONE in the market for a one-room motel with air con and loo out the back?

Laughing gear: Playing around

Laughing gear: Playing around
A BLOKE has been stranded on a desert island for 10 years.

Ask Agnes: Lost in love

Ask Agnes: Lost in love
DEAR Agnes, As an owner and breeder of Samoyed huskies, I take great pride in their pedigree.

Laughing gear: Counting rabbits

Laughing gear: Counting rabbits
A TEACHER is giving one of her students, Patty, a maths lesson.

Ask Agnes: Money for pets

Ask Agnes: Money for pets
DEAR Agnes, How much is too much to spend on a sick/injured pet?

Some are steamed

Some are steamed
AT THE risk of being boastful, it looks like we got some of our readers a beauty last week with our April Fool’s story.

Harrison finds a fun road to mow

Australian Tractor Pull Championships, Quambatook
NO ONE could say a tractor pull is not a family sport all ages can enjoy.

No deal brings light relief

No deal brings light relief
FOR SALE: Commodious establishment with great views and all modern conveniences.

Standing despite the fall of nature

Standing despite the fall of nature
WE couldn’t resist revisiting our series on old sheds after Bob Newton sent in this picture of an outhouse.

Deere all white for wedding

Deere all white for wedding
THERE was no stretch limo or white Rolls Royce for Aaron and Chenelle Peterson when they got married earlier this year.

Beer lubricates voters

The Advertiser Library
TRIBUTES to the late Malcolm Fraser flowed in parliament last week.

Gladys delivers punch

Gladys Sanderson
GLADYS Sanderson, of Coonooer Bridge, north of St Arnaud, knows how to put the punch into punch.

Climbing the fashion ladder

Climbing the fashion ladder
WHAT? Haven’t you ever seen a calf wearing the latest in galvanised iron jewellery?

Veg out on this freaky form

Veg out on this freaky form
SO here’s a monster vegetable, in both senses of the word — big and freakish.

Ask Agnes: Kids and gizmos

Ask Agnes: Kids and gizmos
DEAR Agnes, I am becoming increasingly alarmed at our children’s inability to travel without electrical gimmickry.

Like looking in a mirror?

Like looking in a mirror?
JACKELENE Norrie and Eoin Gleeson liked getting married so much they did it twice.

Laughing gear: Angry driver

Laughing gear: Angry driver
A COPPER stops a driver for shooting through a red light.

Clarkson revving-up tractors

Clarkson revving-up tractors
AFTER years as the face of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson wants to do a farming show called Top Tractor.

Black drum magic for biggest crops

Black drum magic for biggest crops
NOW that’s what you call a zucchini.

Easy cob out

Easy cob out
DUNNSTOWN dairy farmers Karl Britt and Laiken Teague might have found a found a new string to their bow.

Chilling tactics

Shooting Ducks Season
DUCK hunters’ efforts to delay the arrest of anti-duck hunting campaigner Laurie Levy didn’t amount to much.

It’s a Hereford at a stretch

It’s a Hereford at a stretch
BACK Paddock has heard of beef breeders trying to get more “stretch” into their cattle, but this is ridiculous.

Ask Agnes: Too much hard work

Ask Agnes: Too much hard work
DEAR Agnes, Can we get paid for the work we do as unpaid employees of supermarkets, banks, phone companies.

Laughing gear: Costly mistake

Laughing gear: Costly mistake
TIMES were lean on the farm so Dad decided to send Dave to town to earn some extra money by doing odd jobs.

Plenty of room for this pooch

Peppin-Shaw 2015 - day 2
NOW that’s what you call a dog kennel.

Lucky escape Skippy, the watering can-garoo

Skippy, the watering can-garoo
A KANGAROO has got a little too keen for a drink, getting its head stuck in a watering can, until two locals stepped in to save it.

Strain shows fence post face

Strain shows fence post face
IT LOOKS like this fence post just received some bad news.
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