Tips for writing a good blog

October 26th, 2013

The internet is buried in blogs. Some are brilliant and some mind-numbingly bad. But most blogs are simply mediocre, with a huge percentage read by very few.  Fortunately most farm blogs don’t fall into this category.  There is strength in a diversity of rural voices – people writing from a wide variety of industries, backgrounds, […]

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The Vegetarian Myth, by Lierre Keith

March 19th, 2013

Lierre Keith was a vegan for twenty years, suffered severe health problems then started researching.  She wrote a book about what she discovered, called “The Vegetarian Myth”. I haven’t read Lierre Keith’s book (only found out about it today) but this television interview is very interesting.  Lierre explains how being vegan “becomes who you are” […]

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Steele Rudd – Arthur Hoey Davis

March 13th, 2013

I believe Arthur Hoey Davis (pen name “Steele Rudd”) is by far and away Australia’s best ever writer, due to the originality and relevance of his stories and characters, combined with his great writing ability. Only heard of ‘his’ Dad & Dave jokes?  (Actually written [very badly] by others…much to Steele Rudd’s dismay). Do your […]

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Cattle station work featured on ‘Big Australia’ – 7Mate TV channel

November 26th, 2012

The most recent episode of  7Mate’s  ‘Big Australia’ TV series featured life on a northern Australian cattle station.  Over the one hour programme, 3,000 head were mustered out of Green Holes paddock on the Acton Land & Cattle Company’s ‘Millungera’ Station, in Queensland’s Gulf Country. Brothers Graeme and Evan Acton are well known in the […]

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McLeod’s Daughters ‘Drover’s Run’ accommodation open to the public

August 8th, 2012

The popularity of  the ‘McLeod’s Daughters’ telemovie in 1996 resulted in the long-running and highly successful television series produced by Channel 9.  Written by Sydney resident Posie Graeme-Evans, filming the  ‘McLeod’s Daughters’ television series commenced in 2001 and continued until 2008 – 223 episodes over 8 series.  McLeod’s Daughters  has now been screened in 41 […]

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‘I’m farming and I grow it’ YouTube video

July 1st, 2012

The creators of the ‘I’m farming and I grow it’ YouTube video, the three Peterson brothers, were interviewed on Fox News two days ago.  They’re modest as well as talented. Not even a week after ‘I’m farming and I grow it’ was put on YouTube, and more than 2.3 million people have viewed it.     […]

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The Peterson Farm Brothers – ‘I’m farming & I grow it’

June 28th, 2012

If anyone needs proof of the large numbers of rural people, worldwide, who have taken to social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and blogging – then the run-away viral success of this online video is it. Greg Peterson and his younger brothers Nathan and Kendal feature in their YouTube video they’ve called ‘I’m […]

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The Great Cafe Challenge-bridging the urban/rural divide

June 21st, 2012

Blogger and rural resident Alison Fairleigh and Weekly Times journalist Emma Field have done a fabulous job creating a movement called ‘The Great Cafe Challenge’.  The aim is to encourage all cafes, Australia-wide, to include at least one rural newspaper in the reading material they have on hand for customers.  After all, cafes (restaurants etc) […]

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‘LEAF’, Linking the Environment And Farming, England

June 15th, 2012

‘LEAF’ is a registered charity in England which promotes public understanding of farming through all-year-round visits to demonstration farms and ‘Open Farm Sunday’; plus competitions, surveys etc; and promotion of ‘environmentally responsible farming’ via technical field days for farmers, with approved produce sporting the Leaf logo. On LEAF’S  ‘ Open Farm Sunday’ website the latest […]

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‘The World’s Toughest Trucker’ TV show

June 12th, 2012

An Aussie roadtrain driver was amongst the 8 truck drivers competing in ‘The world’s toughest trucker’ TV show. Australia features in the first and second episodes of the 8-show series.  And while a lot of  film crews will venture inland a couple of  hour’s drive from a coastal city and call it ‘the outback’, ‘The […]

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