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If you're looking for information on living and farming on a lifestyle block then you've come to the perfect place.

You’ll find hundreds of information-packed articles in the lifestyle file covering just about everything you need to know about rural living.

Our columnists provide advice and ideas to inspire you. Our classifieds are best place to buy and sell the things you need and if you want to ask for advice, or offer it, then head to our lively forums.

If you're just starting out on your block then download our free eGuides to get you started.



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Click here for more helpful videos from FMG on managing the risks on your lifeststyle block.


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Hot Wire

Hot Wire

Telling it like it is.

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When the shoestring's a bit short

When the shoestring's a bit short

A weekly piece full of tips and old fashioned wisdom (with an up-to-date twist) to help with the constant battle of financial survivial.

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Down to the ground

Down to the ground

Diana Noonan, award-winning author and passionate gardener shares her ideas and inspires us to make the most of our gardens.

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  • Snap!

    herbseedlingwIs seed-raising on your mind? SNAP! Me too, and what could be better than some personal seed-raising tips from one who doesn't want to count the cost of buying seedlings from the garden centre come spring!

  • Why is home-kill meat so much better than meat from the works?

    meatThose of you who have eaten home-killed meat will have noticed that it is more tender and tastier than meat from animals killed in the freezing works. This is partly because commercial operators must comply with a regulation requiring that stock are visibly clean when presented for slaughter.

  • Battling the Big 'O'

    barrowofwoodIs it just me, or is the big 'O' being talked about more than anything else these days? I'm referring, of course, to 'obesity'. I'm not suggesting that we ignore the issue but, as gardeners and life-style blockers, I suspect we may very well have a lot less to worry about, where weight is concerned, than most.