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Country Style

Country Style April 2018

Country Style celebrates the diversity of modern country living. Brings to life the stories of inspirational people and places from around Australia - coast to coast. We visit amazing homes and gardens, travel through Australia's most vibrant regional centres and sample all the good things the country has to offer

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2 Min.
a letter from the editor

My son was lucky enough to grow up with his grandfather who, among many other things, taught him a very good game of chess, so our story about three generations living under the same roof in this issue struck home with me. And they really have done it in the best possible way by building two houses that are mirror images of each other — one a home for Kate Thornell-Staig’s young family and the other for her parents, Marg and Doug. “We were between rental houses and moved in with Mum and Dad,” Kate explains. “And there we all were, with two border collie puppies, it was winter and we all got the flu, and Mum said, ‘I wish we could stay together all the time!’” Fast forward a…

1 Min.
in this issue...

GEORGINA REID The garden designer and editor of popular online magazine The Planthunter is now the face behind In the Garden on page 87. Our new contributor believes she has an inherited love of plants and gardening. “Mum is a horticulturalist and my grandmother was an excellent gardener. I guess it’s in my blood,” says Georgina, who spent her childhood on a farm near Molong, north-west of Orange, NSW. “Growing up connected to the earth is a gift I am incredibly grateful for,” she says. After initially pursuing a career in journalism, Georgina decided to follow her heart and enrolled in a horticulture and landscape design course. Then, in 2013, she launched her online magazine, The Planthunter. “I really love plants, so having a job that’s entirely based around them is wonderful.…

3 Min.
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INSTAGRAM Inspired by the many ceramicists we’ve featured over the years, the Country Style team tried making our own pots at The Pottery Shed @thepotteryshed_. Here’s what we ended up with... as well as a new appreciation for what those talented ceramic artists do! Follow us on Instagram @countrystylemag Our February cover featured Maisy the Beaglier, whose owners made the tough decision to sell their drought-stricken SA farm and move to a beautiful property in Victoria’s Coleraine. Collette Dinnigan @collettedinnigan shared her fashion tips, comedian Tanya Hennessy spoke about her country childhood, and we chatted to the pioneering couple behind@murchisonriverswags. Photography Marnie Hawson @marniehawson Styling Lee Blaylock @lee_blaylock A BEAUTIFUL REMINDER By the time I sit down to start my February Country Style, I am pretty defeated by the dry weather. My trees look forlorn and…

3 Min.
adventure land

EVERY MORNING BERYL STEWART puts out freshly washed tablecloths on the picnic tables at Green Valley Farm, an adventure park she and her family built on their sheep farm south of Inverell in northern NSW. Have you ever heard of an adventure park with fresh tablecloths? On a sheep farm? Or one where they encourage you to bring your own food rather than queue up like corralled cattle to buy awful hamburgers? I hadn’t. But that’s because I hadn’t been to Green Valley Farm before. I never knew the adventure park concept could be so civilised. My husband — in all seriousness — describes it as one of the wonders of the modern world. A piece of the bush full of homemade rollercoasters and metal slides, cows with five legs (for real),…

6 Min.
milk man

IT’S A BRIGHT, warm summer day as Nick Haddow, founder of Bruny Island Cheese Co, drives down onto the river flats of his new farm where the mighty Huon flows through this verdant valley in southern Tasmania. Stopping at one of the hot-wired enclosures, he pushes the wire down to the ground with his boot and ushers the way in to where his pride and joy — a small herd of dairy cows — are munching on the rich grasses, while others, lying down, languidly chew cud in the sun. You won’t find the ubiquitous black and white cows at Glen Huon Farm though — this herd is made up of old dairy breeds: pretty-faced Brown Swiss, Australian Dairy Shorthorn, and the panda-eyed French breed Normande. “We’ve selected three traditional cheese-making…

8 Min.

VICTORIA Bright Autumn Festival, April 27th–May 6th Head to Bright for this celebration of the region’s wonderful autumn colours and produce. The highlight is the Gala Weekend event, which includes a market, music and a grand parade on May 5th. brightautumnfestival.com.au book a table NSW Fins Restaurant This restaurant is celebrating 25 years of serving award-winning seafood under the direction of chef and owner Steven Snow and his sommelier wife Morgan. Fins is now serving an autumn menu based on the finest local produce. It has also launched another in its series of pop-up restaurants — this time an Italian food bar beside the restaurant. 5/6 Bells Boulevard, South Kingscliff. (02) 6674 4833; fins.com.au Grazing at Gundaroo Book a table at the award-winning Grazing at Gundaroo restaurant for a menu that focuses on the best…