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In the April 2014 issue

Blowing up a storm
A huge storm that wrecked havoc on parts of Canterbury last year has ongoing lessons for all block owners.

Meet the alpacas
If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with an alpaca, this is the time to do it.

Heat, Cook, Love
10 tips to using your wood burner wisely.

Plus

  • Why you need plantain in your pasture
  • 4 tips for autumn livestock
  • Home-grown milk benefits
  • Cheese and oil do mix
  • Why you need to practice biosecurity in your hen house
  • 6 common bugs that are natives
  • One of the best herbs you’ve probably never heard of
  • A great tip for growing brilliant blueberries
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A great Mother's Day gift idea

A great Mother's Day gift idea
If you love to eat cheese or partake in a glass of wine, it might be surprising to learn that breads can be just as complex in their flavour. Better yet, they’re much easier to whip up.

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Biosecurity in the backyard chicken flock

Biosecurity in the backyard chicken flock
What does an official-sounding word like biosecurity have to do with your small flock of chickens or ducks?

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Meet the alpaca

Meet the alpaca
Within the large herd of alpaca grazing on Robyn and Philip Anderson’s block, there’s an award-winning sire called Hermes who has just taken out his third supreme champion fleece award, his high-class progeny, and a lot of other high quality genetics that have been sold around the world.

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Poultry shows 2014

Poultry shows 2014
The best birds in New Zealand will be on show soon - check out where to see them.

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4 handy hints for autumn animal husbandry

4 handy hints for autumn animal husbandry
Checks to help your livestock be healthy this autumn.

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Book look
Everything you nee d to know about farming, growing, animals, organics and more is available at the NZ Lifestyle Block book store.

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