Category Archive: Country Living

What is it that makes living in the country so great?

Jun 20 2015

Better roadside facilities on truck routes would draw more women to transport industry: driver – ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Julie Gooch drives road trains across the south west corner of Western Australia, from Geraldton, down to Esperance.But she is not your average truckie; she’s petite, fit and has degrees in music, teaching and law. Source: Better roadside facilities on truck routes would draw more women to transport industry: driver – ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting …

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Jul 23 2014

“It’s always been my home”

I first met Prue Gay at a concert in Cowra, where she and her friends were enjoying one of their ’Sunday Funday’ outings – culminating in Prue joining the band on stage… but more on that later. When we got talking about life on the land, she revealed where her current priorities lie. “I’m not …

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Jun 22 2014

Horses ease symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia

COLUMBUS, Ohio—In the first study of its kind, researchers have determined that spending time with horses eases symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia. A collaboration between The Ohio State University, an equine therapy center and an adult daycare center found that people with Alzheimer’s were able to safely groom, feed and walk horses under supervision—and the experience buoyed …

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Apr 28 2014

Take off those saddles and give Bareback a go!

Many of us started out learning to ride without a saddle, either because we didn’t have one,or because, if you were like me, your parents insisted you weren’t allowed to use it until you could stay on without one. It’s become a bit of an Aussie bush tradition, and while the thought of simply ‘chucking …

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