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Pigs in Mud

From a high pressured chef to a pig farmer, Ross O’Meara’s pigs bring a paddock-to-plate ethos to his farm-based pork products range.

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Landmark and Legend in Camden Park

Camden Park is Australia’s oldest private residence occupied by descendants of John and Elizabeth Macarthur.

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Gardening Coat of Many Colours

The passage of the seasons is marked by a gardening kaleidoscope of colour at Bebeah in the NSW Blue Mountains.

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A Plum Role

For a host of reasons ranging from health benefits and versatility to good taste it’s time for prunes to have their day in the sun.

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Perricoota Station

Historic Perricoota Station has a fresh lease on life thanks to its new owners, Trevor and Anastasia O’Grady.

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Magic In Forest Hall

Forest Hall in the stunning Victorian Goldfields is the proud product of a 40-year makeover.

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Wild and Wonderful Garden in the Blue Mountains

James Stein describes his garden in the NSW Blue Mountains as a constantly evolving artwork.

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The Kitchen Gardener At Fox Hill Farm

After sad loss in the Victorian bushfires, Lynne Derwin has made a new beginning in the NSW Southern Highlands.

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At Home With History In Spring Park

Lil and Richard Westmacott have restored a remarkable slice of pastoral history on their southern NSW farm.

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BACKROADS TRAIL

The produce that grows on both sides of the Murray River is celebrated by an affiliation of primary producers and venues known as the Backroads Trail.

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PARADISE FOR PIGS

A legend in the world of wine, David Hohnen has returned to his first career as a farmer, this time of free-range, environmentally sustainable pork.

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FUN OF THE FAIR

There’s nothing better that I have found than hearing music with a glorious sound as we ride round and round on the merry-go-round.

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A Sensory Wine Feast

When it comes to matching food and wine, Western Australian winemakers Cathy and Neil Howard need look no further than their garden.

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THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST

They say when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Penny Blatchford showed her mettle when her region was threatened by a coal seam gas mine.

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Balance Point of Wine

Like many other life-altering decisions, Dorothy Barlow’s return to Australia was a long time in foment but perfectly swift in execution.

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Cream of the Crop

The Crooke family produces some of Australia’s finest ice cream from a factory in a former milking shed on their dairy farm in the lush Kiewa Valley.

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A FRUITFUL LIFE

Wayne and Marie Stewart first bought their patch of rural paradise in 1980 in Peachester, overlooking Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

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GARDEN GNOMES AUSTRALIA: WENWORTH FALLS

In Garden Gnomes Australia, hundreds of pointy-tipped hats, white whiskers and grins emerge from the undergrowth.

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A SHEEP FARM IN MONARO HIGH COUNTRY

Third-generation sheep farmers John and Sally-Ann Cottle live in spectacular surrounds in the Monaro High Country.

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COWGIRL LIFE ON THE FARM

Michelle Simons has traded her city existence for a cowgirl cocky’s life on a farm in the middle of a volcanic caldera in northern NSW

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S WOOLEEN STATION

The owners of Western Australia’s Wooleen Station have taken a new direction in a bid to make their property sustainable.

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A CHESTNUT TREE CHANGE

Taking the plunge into farming chestnuts was a giant step for former Canberra academics John and Heather Kane.

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PERENNIAL GARDEN

A garden that delights year round is the culmination of the lifetime experience of two passionate gardeners.

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FROM PADDOCK TO PARKLAND

Beverley and Graham Thompson spent three decades transforming their Mt Wilson garden from a paddock to a parkland.

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HILLBILLIES CIDER

An enterprising NSW couple has devoted their prodigious talents and energy to creating a benchmark cider from Bilpin’s famous apples.

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A PROUD FAMILY HOME

Through six generations of the Grubb family tree, they always have and will continue to call Tasmania’s Strathroy station home.

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ORGANIC FARMING

When vegie farmer Rob Bauer realised his farm wasn’t performing as it should, he looked to the ways of his forebears and returned to organic farming methods.

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QUEENSLAND AGRITOURISM

The city-country divide is no longer an abstract notion for Queensland dairy farmers Kay and Dave Tommerup since they diversified and opened their farm to agritourism.

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FARMING IN SOUTH AFRICA

Generations of farmers have passed through the doors of this homestead in North South Africa. In its current incarnation, the years and spirits are able to whisper their stories to its visitors.

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HARROW STATION AND HOMESTEAD

Inspired by the great country estates of the UK, Harrow station and homestead are quickly becoming a Darling downs landmark.

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A GARDEN DESIGNED TO SHARE

Nick Smith has devoted almost two decades to creating an ambitious garden, which he is now keen to share with visitors.

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MAYFLOWER FARM

Flowers are nature’s gift to humanity, according to Chris May who has forged a career around their fleeting beauty.

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COUNTRY HOME IN TOWN

They might take in city rather than rural views from their verandah, but this family remains country at heart.

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MARKDALE STATION

Markdale Station in the NSW Southern Tablelands has evolved under the benevolent hands of three generations of the polo-loving Ashton family.

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TEACHING HOMESTEAD SKILLS

Anna and John Mahy took a bottle of wine, a world atlas and a pin and somehow ended up teaching homestead skills on New Zealand’s south island.

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LIFE IN THE QUEENSLAND HORSE SADDLE

An extraordinary love of horses has completely transformed the life of an adventurous Queenslander.

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LONDON MARKETS

For best of the best bacon, incredibly extraordinary eggs and all-round amazing produce, visit the mother of all markets in the lee of London Bridge.

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1860S WINERY RESIDENCE

For this scion of the famous winemaking brown family, home is an 1860s residence tucked away behind the splendid and wonderful all saints winery.

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SUSTAINABLE AND ORGANIC FAMILY FARM

The Jones family has built a successful business based on sustainable practices, top-notch local produce and consistency.

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A BAROSSA VALLEY GIRL

Cherie Hausler lives between her South Australian base, her Sydney apartment and her business interests in Bangkok. but the Barossa Valley is her home and it’s there that she lives the bucolic dream and recharges her apparently inexhaustible batteries.

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