Last Updated: December 22, 2014

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Artists emerge from the farm

ARCHIBALE Prize entries are coming in thick and fast from across Victoria.

Snake caught in hay bale

Snake caught in hay bale
THE fear of most is to be bailed up by a snake. So it makes a nice change to see a Joe Blake baled up.

Wallaby chucks a wobbly

Wallaby chucks a wobbly
THERE’S a ripper video on the Weekly Times’ Facebook page of a wallaby’s encounter with a fox.

Carp calendar is off the scales

Carp calendar is off the scales
THE charity calendars of unclothed lads and ladettes are now passe.

Milking the worst shed title

Milking the worst shed title
JUDI Robertson from Mortlake has sent in what is easily one of the best worst sheds we have seen.

Rural Victoria the big apple

Rural Victoria the big apple
HE SURELY must have had big apples on his mind.

Laughing gear: Caught out

Laughing gear: Caught out
FOUR high school boys skipped morning classes and headed down to the river to pass the day.

Ask Agnes: Tattoo taboo

Ask Agnes: Tattoo taboo
DEAR Agnes, My daughter is obviously intent on becoming the Tattooed Lady.

Santa’s busy at “the bay”

Santa in Pt MacDonnell, South Australia
FOR all those who think Santa Claus spends December making toys and preparing for his big Christmas Eve trip. Think again.

Hay, that’s the last straw Santa

Hay, that’s the last straw Santa
CARMEN and Leo Glass from Allans Flat have decided to get into the spirit of Christmas this year with a Haybale Santa.

Dan dresses for high wire

Dan dresses for high wire
PREMIER Dan Andrews will have to become a siege negotiator to get his legislative agenda through Parliament.

Old treasure Chester is gold

Old treasure Chester is gold
WE must be getting close to our oldest animal.

Backbreaking yakka

NEWS Tai Chi at Bairnsdale cattle sale.
IT’S true when they say blokes, are their own worst enemies when it comes to their health.

Kids for sale at Tallygaroopna

Kids for sale at Tallygaroopna
“AWWWW, Dad, can we get one please, we promise to look after it.”

Going, going ... gone

Going, going ... gone
SOMETIMES old sheds just fade away quietly, gently slipping back into the landscape.

Hay, roll up for the Archibale Prize

Hay, roll up for the Archibale Prize
WHO doesn’t love a bit of paddock art?

Laughing gear: Close shave

Laughing gear: Close shave
A PEDESTRIAN steps off the kerb and on to the road without looking and is knocked flat by a cyclist.

Dear Agnes: Christmas dinner

Dear Agnes: Christmas dinner
DEAR Agnes, How should I display suitable hospitality this Christmas for vegans?

Simon says it’s still technically a shed

Simon says it’s still technically a shed
AT WHAT point does an old shed become a ruin? When it isn’t useful anymore or no longer keeps the rain out?

The sign of a disgruntled electorate

Back Paddock - Road sign
HERE’S one way of making a point about the dire state of country roads.

Ask Agnes: Overreacting to flies

Ask Agnes: Overreacting to flies
DEAR Agnes. We attended a lovely outdoor reception the other day. The bride looked fetching, albeit this being her fourth time around.

Laughing gear: It’s heaven in hell

Laughing gear: It’s heaven in hell
AN ENGINEER dies and reports to the Pearly Gates.

Jane Bunn is back

WIN News TV meteorologist and weather presenter Jane Bunn with umbrella. Bunn is a guest at Wimmera Machinery Field Days 2013...
JANE Bunn will front Seven News bulletins during weeknights from December.

The Castle house for sale

PROPERTY: 'The Castle' house in Bonnie Doon.
NOW here’s a holiday house to put straight in the pool room.

Top dollar for a top tank

Top dollar for a top tank
THE “old livestock” just keep getting older.

Clean, green, no soil to be seen

Clean, green, no soil to be seen
BLIMEY, this could be the future of farming and it’s here now.

Giant egg’s left us shell-shocked

The Big Egg.
BLIMEY, they do things big up around Wedderburn.

Ask Agnes: Mode of departure

Ask Agnes: Mode of departure
DEAR Agnes, I am planning for my shuffling off this mortal coil but can’t decide my method of departure.

Laughing gear: Almighty promise

Laughing gear: Almighty promise
A FLABBY middle-aged woman has a near-death experience on the operating table.

Old shed makes a trunk call

Old shed makes a trunk call
“I JUST need to take the weight off the old stumps for a bit. Ahh that’s better.”
Weekly Times Back Paddock

RET deal warning

RET deal warning

CONSUMERS face electricity price rises unless a deal is done on the future of the RET.

Harvest pulls up stumps

Harvest pulls up stumps

IN TERMS of an introduction to bush cricket, there is nothing like it.

LFP sold to Parmalat

Holstein cow with tongue sticking out

THE boss of Longwarry Food Park said selling the business to Parmalat would enable it to grow faster.

GT hoe in blitz at Bathurst

GT hoe in blitz at Bathurst

THE JCB GT backhoe was recently crowned the fastest digger after reaching speeds of more than 116km/h.

Jingles keeps trucking

JINGLES: Graeme Neal aka 'Jingles' Livestock carrier from Swan Reach.

OWNING 14 trucks in 73 years might seem like a lot to some but to Jingles Neal it’s not nearly enough.