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In the May 2014 issue


Out of our own blocks
An online fruit and vege delivery service is offering a new way of making money to block owners.

10 tips on chainsaw safety
You might have one lurking in your shed, but do you know how to use your chainsaw safely?

Why you need a business plan for your block
Even if you don't want to make a profit, it pays to have a good plan.

12 tips to having a great WWOOF experience
An experienced WWOOF host gives vital tips on how to attract and manage willing workers.

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What to do with half a pig’s head The very best way to clean out your coop Why fungi are our friends (and relatives) Really great old apples Ticks bringing in a nasty new disease Drenching & how to avoid it 3 great things to do with feijoas

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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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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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10 ways to use your wood burner wisely

10 ways to use your wood burner wisely
The days are getting shorter and it’s almost time to get your winter woollies and electric blanket out of the closet, and sort out a stack of seasoned firewood piled up near the back door.

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What plantain can do for your block

What plantain can do for your block
A Hawke’s Bay on-farm trial shows lambs fatten faster on plantain and yield better than lambs grazed solely on pasture.

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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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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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