It is a lifestyle? Or a life sentence?

Having even the smallest of lifestyle blocks can doom the unwary to a life of unruly sheep, petulant pigs, downright despicable chickens, unfortunate episodes involving electric fences, and water pumps that break down on the Friday evening of long weekends.

I was battling the weeds in the vege garden last weekend when I noticed there was a whippet in my parsley.

Rachael Wise: Hang on ... who's the boss in this relationship?