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Country Style

Country Style September 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

There’s always an image in an issue that lingers with me. This time it’s the picture of Lilla Oehm feeding her chickens on page 49 by photographer Abbie Melle. I think it’s because it brought back memories of the hours I used to spend when I was her age making sure the eggs still hatched when one of my hens grew tired of sitting on them. A night under a reading lamp on my desk usually was enough and then I’d rush to the chook shed to gently put the chicks back under their mother. After having a childhood like that myself, I can understand why Lilla’s father Scott wanted a country upbringing for the nine-year-old and her brother Jack, 12, and made the move to Mayfield, a 2000-hectare property…

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JULIA BUSUTTIL NISHIMURA This cook and food writer shares her travels in Japan on page 102. Julia started her food blog Ostro in 2014 after returning to Australia from a stint living in Tuscany. “It began simply as a space to share recipes with family and friends,” says Julia. Her book of the same name featuring Italian-influenced recipes was published last year. For this month’s Holiday Hunter, Julia, her husband Nori and their young son, Haruki, travelled to Kyoto. Nori was born in Japan and the family make the journey back at least yearly. “The Japanese landscape is very lush… Sculpted pine trees and neatly arranged rice paddies are a stark difference to the dry paddocks and gum trees I’m accustomed to from my teenage years living in country Victoria.” KAREN SPRESSER Meet the…

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FRIENDLY ENCOUNTER I would like to compliment the Country Style team on your inspirational magazine. I recently met one of your writers, Claire Mactaggart, on a flight to Broome and we discussed many topics. Claire mentioned a story about Mollymook she had written. I was so interested in her stories and writing that I bought the July issue of Country Style. I was also pleasantly surprised to read about Soul of Gerringong, also not far from where I live. I was captivated for hours, reading it from front to back. The stories were so uplifting and the photography made you feel as if you were sitting in people’s homes or standing right there in the landscapes. I purchased the latest issue and again enjoyed all the stories and scenery. I now…

3 Min.
coming out

NOT LONG AGO I lived in a country town where there was only one gay man (openly, at least). He grew up in the district, but moved to Sydney after school where he came out of the closet. When he returned to the town in his 40s, everyone seemed pretty cool with him being gay. It was an established fact. Another friend in the village would have watched this homecoming with interest. He too was gay, but hadn’t told anyone because he thought he’d lose everything — his friends, his place on the family farm, his country life. He just couldn’t imagine the community accepting him. And since there’d been no other gay people around to prove otherwise, who could have blamed him for being so worried? But the day came, as…

6 Min.
wild beauties

THE LATE WINTER sun filters through the trees casting long shadows across the pastures where horses are grazing in a secluded valley at Glenlogie, 190 kilometres north-west of Melbourne. The paddocks run up onto a plateau and to the boundary fence above the valley, and from here a thick wall of forest starts climbing the dark slopes of the omnipresent backdrop, Mount Cole’s looming granite form. The place is Brumby Junction, a 64-hectare property that’s home to Colleen and Dave O’Brien. The couple live here alongside their children Josh, 14, and 12-year-old Bridie, their four dogs and numerous other creatures that have found their forever homes here. It’s also a sanctuary and rehoming facility for brumbies that have been trapped as part of management programs in Victoria’s Alpine and NSW’s Kosciuszko…

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FOODIE FEAST NSW Mudgee Food and Wine Festival, September 7th–October 1st Wander Mudgee’s historic town centre where the region’s growers, producers, cooks and brewers will be on show, plus drink and dine with local chefs and winemakers at special events throughout the month. Free general admission with tickets available online for dinners and special events. (02) 6372 0120; mudgeewine.com.au weekends away QUEENSLAND Spicers Clovelly Estate Set amid manicured gardens, accommodation ranges from elegant spa suites to a three-bedroom cottage (pictured above) ideal for group getaways. Take advantage of the Sunshine Coast hinterland’s produce and book a table at the on-site hatted restaurant The Long Apron. Rates start at $399 per night, twin share. 68 Balmoral Road, Montville. 137 742; spicersretreats.com NSW 28 Degrees Byron Bay Time your stay to coincide with the humpback migration…