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In the August 2014 issue

Get in the money honey
How manuka can make you a profit, whether you have it on your block or not

Feeling it
A dedicated craftsperson turns tufts of wool into designer fashion and shows us just how easy it is to do

It’s elementary
Is silicon the answer to having a pest-free orchard?

DIY pigtail storage
Electric fence standards can be messy to store, but this easy-to-make stand takes care of the tangle

Hens eating badly
How to help with sour crop

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  • 10+ trees for fire-resistant shelter
  • 7 times you need to call the vet
  • Why elderberry is a weed
  • 8 tips for using up old bits of cheese
  • Brew up some great tasting beer-based recipes
  • Block design: 3 experts you need to consult
  • 5 easy ways to grow more fruit
  • Meet a woman with unique medical insurance

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  • 7 times you must call the vet in

    7 times you must call the vet in
    When animals are giving birth, there are times when you must act as quickly as possible to get help.

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    10+ fire trees for fire resistant shelter

    10+ fire trees for fire resistant shelter
    Climate change research predicts that Canterbury and other rural areas in NZ will be hotter, drier places in the next few decades, and the tendency for vegetation to facilitate fire spread will become more and more important.

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    3 ways maintaining your block just got easier

    3 ways maintaining your block just got easier
    Anything that makes life a little bit easier is a good thing, especially when it comes to the on-going maintenance of your property.

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    How to felt in 5 easy steps

    How to felt in 5 easy steps
    Felting is so simple. The easiest way is the wet process where you lay out wool, add hot water, soap and some friction, and the result is a unique fabric that you can use to make clothes, bags, shoes, toys or anything else you can imagine.

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    Hens eating badly

    Hens eating badly
    Sometimes a chicken bites off more than it can chew. Well, technically, more than it can grind.

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    Get in the money honey

    Get in the money honey
    Money does grow on this tree, and even more remarkably, you don’t even need to have it on your property to make a profit.

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