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Family devotion By KYLIE WILSON
Gabby Simmonds, pictured with brother Barry and their Mum Gwenda, will don her running shoes later next month to raise awareness of Barry’s battle with early onset dementia.
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LESS than a decade ago, former Wangaratta man Barry Woodward seemed to have it all. Married with two young children, and a thriving career as a general manager of a national company, he was also building his dream family home. “It should have been the best time of his life,” said Barry’s sister, Gabby Simmonds, from her Wangaratta home. But unexpectedly and inexplicably, his behavior began to change, and the normally reserved and laidback Barry became obsessive and was behaving out of character. His worried family sought answers, and four years ago this month, received the sobering news he was suffering frontotemporal dementia - a type of Younger Onset Dementia (YOD). “Within three years he deteriorated so rapidly that he is now in permanent care in the dementia ward in an aged care facility, unable to talk,” said Gabby. The 45 year old’s parents Gwenda and Phillip, and siblings Marc, Craig and Gabby, want to see more age-appropriate and family friendly facilities built for those with YOD. And they’ll be rallying for that cause, raising money and awareness of Barry’s condition when they compete, as Team Barry, in The Age Melbourne Run on July 21. continued page |
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Good winter immunity
Home grown fruit
A GOOD immune system is not simply an absence of disease but more importantly is a state of lifelong resistance and ability to recover in a timely manner. Approximately 70 per cent of our immune system is located in our gut, indicating that optimal nutritional status and gut function are paramount especially during winter. Tips to stay healthy this winter: ✔ Minimise sugar, white flour and processed snacks. These both suppress the function of the immune system and allow for infections to easily replicate. ✔ Hydration. A dry nose and throat are much more susceptible to infection so keep them lubricated. The extra fluids will also help with the elimination of virus. This means primarily water with the occasional honey / lemon type drink. ✔ Bone stocks. It’s easy to do and will last you for ages. The resulting broth is chock-full of minerals perfect for your winter
WITH BELINDA MCPHERSON, BHSCI. NATUROPATHY
HEARTY: Soups and stews are a great winter meal full of minerals to help boost your immune system.
soups and stews. Eating easily digestible foods such as soups and stews allows your body to focus on fighting viruses instead of using energy to digest. ✔ Incorporate Ginger, Garlic, Parsley, Turmeric, and Horseradish to boost your antimicrobial, antifungal aspect of your meal. ✔ Vitamin C, Echinacea, and antioxidants are well
known vitamins and herbs that help boost the immune system, reduce the histamine response (responsible for sneezes and inflammatory responses) and aid in fighting infection. Brightly colored Fruits, Vegetables, such as Broccoli, red capsicum, berries, carrots, nuts, seeds, cold water fish and parsley are a small example of these food sources.
ONE of the most rewarding things about gardening is being able to pick fresh fruit straight from the tree and eating it. Nothing is more pleasurable than the sound of an apple crunching as you sink your teeth into it or the juice of a peach running down your face as you bite into it. Besides their luscious edible crops during summer, fruit trees offer year round value in the garden with their glorious spring blossoms and colorful autumn displays. Fruit trees are available in four forms; the traditional standard sized tree growing to around 4m high x 4 m wide. These trees need space to grow and mature, with a ladder often needed for harvesting and pruning. Dwarf fruit trees grow to a smaller size around 2.5m x 2.5m with full size fruit. Miniature fruit trees may only grow to 1.5m x 1.5m but the fruit they produce is full in size and flavor. Apple trees are also available in a columnar form called Ballerina®. They grow 4m high with a spread of only 60cm making them suitable for narrow spaces and pots. Fruit tree varieties include apples,
WITH DEBBI GIBSON, HORTICULTURALIST
apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, pears, quinces, Chinese gooseberries, fig, medlar, mulberry, persimmon, pomegranate and prunes. Nut varieties available include almonds, chestnuts and hazelnuts. It is important to do your research and read the labels to know the trees’ growth habits and pollination requirements. Some varieties of fruit trees are self-pollinators so only one plant is required. Others require another tree of a different variety nearby to enable cross pollination and fruit production. Multi-grafted trees are available with two or three different varieties grafted on to the one trunk or try planting two or three different trees in the same hole providing cross pollination and increasing the amount and variety of fruit; ideal where planting space is short. Deciduous fruit and nut trees can be planted now and throughout winter and with the ever increasing varieties available, there is a suitable fruit tree for every garden. In a couple of years you will be enjoying the fruits of your labor. Happy gardening.
Deciduous fruit and nut trees can be planted now and throughout winter and with the ever increasing varieties available, there is a suitable fruit tree for every garden.
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Caring for your chooks
LOVING FAMILY: Barry Woodward (top left) on a Christmas outing last year with wife Tania and children Lachie (left) and Isabella.
Gabby describes the decline of her “caring and protective older brother” as “horrific”, while Barry’s wife Tania said her decision to move him to an aged care facility as “the most heartwrenching decision” she’d ever had to make. “We visit often, but it is so emotional seeing him living in a home and with people twice his age,” Tania said. “It’s just not right. “We need to get respite and residential care facilities for young people with dementia desperately.” Gabby said that although the facility where Barry lives now has a corner to amuse his young visitors, including a basketball ring, “the people there are at least 30 years older than him”. “Dementia is terrible, regardless of your age.” Although the path Barry’s YOD will take in the future – and his life expectancy - is uncertain, Gabby said the family hopes to be a catalyst for change for him and other YOD sufferers.
Those wishing to donate to the family’s fundraising efforts can visit the website at http:// runmelbourne.everydayhero.com.au/Team_ Barry.
Younger Onset Dementia (YOD) referring to dementia diagnoses prior to age 65, has become increasingly prevalent, with approximately 15,000 people across Australia diagnosed with the condition, according to YOD charity The Lovell Foundation. The foundation works to raise awareness of the condition as well as building age appropriate and family friendly facilities for those living with YOD. More information is available on The Lovell Foundation’s website on www.lovellfoundation.com.au.
CHOOKS in the backyard make great pets and they are very useful at providing fresh eggs, here are some tips to keep them healthy. Chooks will just about eat anything, but it is important to feed a balanced pellets or grain mix as the main part of their diet. In addition to this all those food scraps you would normally throw away can be fed to the chickens, just remember that coffee, avocado and chocolate can be toxic so avoid these. During the day it is fine to let chickens scratch around in the back yard but remember wherever you live predators such as foxes, birds of prey and dogs can attack chickens so they need to have a secure shed or pen for their safety. The pen should contain perches, nesting boxes and plenty of clean fresh water. There are many breeds of chickens available, some types are very large and some are small(bantams), there are laying breeds such as Isa Browns and also meat breeds which are heavier birds that are suitable to eat. Although meat breeds do not lay as many eggs as they have a more seasonal laying pattern than the egg laying breeds.
It is important to remember that when you live in town, it is usually fine to have hens but roosters can be very noisy and upset the neighbors when they crow first thing in the morning and sometimes the local council has restrictions on where roosters can be kept and also how many birds you can have in a built up area. Roosters can also be quite aggressive so care should be taken when keeping them. Chickens are quite prone to parasites such as worms, mites, lice and ticks. Your local vet can provide advice on treating these problems but remember if you are consuming the eggs or eating the birds then withholding periods must be observed. Chickens can be prone to lots of other illnesses that can be transmitted by wild birds so if you notice any abnormalities ring your local vet. Dr Annette Kelleher, Ovens and Kiewa Veterinary Hospital
PETS CORNER THIS week’s pet of the week at the Wangaratta RSPCA is Misha, a two year old female, domestic short hair cat who is black and white in color. To see more animals up for adoption at the Wangaratta RSPCA, visit the shelter in Connell Street or phone (03) 57222874.
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CATCH OF THE WEEK
CARVE IT UP: Chris Morecroft enjoyed a late afternoon ski on Mt Buller’s Bourke St last week.
Snow in time for holiday fun STEADY snowfall at the alpine resorts has boosted chances for bumper skiing over the school holidays. The resorts are gearing up for an influx of snow goers with school holidays beginning this weekend and plenty of activities planned for visitors. A dumping of 15cm at Mt Buller last week saw the opening of the iconic Bourke Street Carpet run in addition to the Blue Bullet Express. For those who are looking for a unique experience, Buller will again host its Mark
Adams Ski and Golf Day on July 5 to raise funds for local students’ ski programs. Conditions at Falls Creek are perfect for beginners with Mouse Trap lift available for new skiers and boarders. Mt Hotham and Mt Buffalo are also expecting heavier snow fall in the lead up to July. To keep up to date with the latest snow reports and lift statuses, search the web for your favorite mountain or visit your nearest tourist information centre.
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The Bardo Story by Salvia Plath OFF-BEAT pop artist Salvia Plath is back with his latest album taking listeners through a journey of mystical, humorous tunes. Following the 2011 release, Dreams, The Bardo Story is ripe with coy mystery offering sunny sing-a-longs beautifully juxtaposed with instrumental vignettes reminiscent of Plath’s earlier, more abstract material.
Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger ANDY Sachs has just turned thirty and is an incredibly successful magazine editor, working closely with her best friend Emily. She’s about to get married - life’s on track and she’s been careful to stay clear of Miranda Priestly, her dreadful first boss. But Andy’s luck is running out. Miranda Priestly’s back ... and more devilish than ever. Published by HarperCollins
Savings plan THEY say “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry”. Well, I can’t speak definitively for the mice (although they do seem a bit messy) but I do know that I’m definitely not such a great planner. Oh, I try, really I do, but things just go pearshaped despite my best efforts. Take, for example, this week’s efforts at getting my finances in shape. Having been contributing manifestly to the healthy surplus of one of the Big Banks (via my always-in-the-red credit card and my ‘champagne tastes on beer wage’ attitude to spending), I decided it was time to start putting a bit away for bills. “Capital idea,” I hear you saying. And I agree but, of course, it’s never as easy in the execution. It started out great. Last weekend I set up a couple of new accounts with my ‘online bank’ – specifically designed to cover some regular big bills. I then redirected appropriate amounts of money from my ‘regular’ bank account to be paid on a particular day into the online accounts. When that particular day arrived, I excitedly checked my ‘regular’ bank balance and found that, indeed, the allocated sums of money had exited my account and were presumably speeding across cyberspace into the waiting arms of my ‘online’ banker. I was initially chuffed but, of course, my chuffed-ness was premature. For, while one of the online accounts had received its payment, no such thing happened to the other two – they were both sporting a very unhealthy ‘0’ balance – ouch. Anyway, I checked the bank transfer details and discovered that one of the accounts had the wrong account number (you don’t seem very surprised about that, I note) but that didn’t explain the non-transfer of the other amount. So I rang the bank to ask what might have happened to my missing money.
BY CATHERINE WARNOCK Could it have simply disappeared into the ether? Or might it be accumulating a little interest for my bank out there in cyber-bank-land? Their answer was to check again on Monday as it’s the weekend. Computers, apparently, need a little R and R over the weekend (poor loves) so I guess I’ll just have to wait. Ho hum. But my feeble attempts at saving money this week didn’t stop there. I needed to buy a gift for a friend who’s just had a baby and decided I would frugally get ‘crafty’ and make some Duckie Finger Puppets. Inspired, I whizzed down to the local craft store and grabbed all the items I needed. The whole lot cost me about $16. I was pleased with my thriftiness, especially when I realised I could make a few extra puppets for future gifts with the leftovers. However, just as I finished paying for this little lot, I wondered ‘Are the Duckie Puppets a bit lame? Should I, instead, decorate a photo frame for the new bub?’ So I scoured the shop, found a nice frame and some colorful cardboard lettering and bought a card and some wrapping paper to complete the gift. I also bought a new pair of scissors because my old ones are a bit blunt (no, before you say it, I didn’t think of sharpening them – well, not at the time). This extra lot cost me about $19. Now, I know I’ve never been much of a mathematician but even I soon realised I’d just spent over $35 on the gift where I would normally only have spent about $15 to $20 (including card). So clearly it’s not been great fiscal strides for me this week. I can only guess my missing bank account money is somewhere out there in cyber-space – presumably hanging out with that extra twentyfive bucks I just wasted on plastic googly eyes and glue. Roll on pay day.
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IN MY KITCHEN
2011 Gewurztraminer Around $30
WITH ANITA McPHERSON Its flavors are equally confident; a medley of lychee, guava and floral nectars, balanced with just enough acidity to help give it a clean, fresh finish. This wine is still a cracker on the lazy susan, its exotic perfume and fruitiness brightening up everything from spring rolls, to Szechuan pepper chicken, right through to your banana fritter. But it would also marry well with anything cheesy, which reminds me of The Sound of Music. You can find out more by visiting www.happyvalley75.com.au. Or take a drive out along the Happy Valley Road to Rosewhite, where you just might spot me spinning in delight on the hill.
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY
The Siege of Glenrowan, Day One – 1880 THE first step in a strategy designed to bring down their police pursuers was taken by the Kelly Gang. While Ned Kelly and Steve Hart made their way to Glenrowan, Joe Byrne and Dan Kelly quietly staked out Aaron Sherritt’s hut
in the Woolshed Valley, with Byrne shooting Sherritt. At Glenrowan, Ned Kelly and Steve Hart were forcing gangers to dismantle a section of the track on a bend where the railway turned north towards Wangaratta.
PRESERVED lemons last for years without refrigeration and a slice in stuffings or added to chicken when roasting just adds another dimension to the dish. If you have a lemon tree, you may be getting the flush of new lemons on it now. This recipe is a great way to preserve that lemon flavor all year round. Method In a sterilised 1 litre jar, scatter a spoonful of salt. Tip lemons into a wide plastic tub with remaining salt and mix well. Massage fruit vigorously and pack into jar, curve side out, inserting pieces of bay leaf, cloves and splinters of cinnamon stick at intervals.
> 250g course kitchen salt > 10 thick skinned lemons, scrubbed and quartered > 1 bay leaf, torn into pieces > 2 cloves > 1 stick of cinnamon > Extra lemon juice
WHENEVER I think about Gewurztraminer, it reminds me of The Sound of Music. I can’t explain what it is, but there’s something about the delicious word that conjures images of men in lederhosen, snow on the Alps and spinning nuns who can yodel. Maybe it’s just the umlaut, or maybe it’s because it reminds me of those popular German wines of the seventies like Black Tower and Blue Nun, which were a must-have at the local Chinese on a Saturday night. Whatever the reason, “gewurz” is indeed one of my favorite things, so to find one harking from Rosewhite in the snow-capped Alpine valley region must be a sign from heaven. It’s grown by viticulturalist Allan Souter in the ideal Alpine climate, where the vines are hand-pruned and the grapes are hand-picked. Souter’s Gewurztraminer is a richly viscous drop, with a deliciously fragrant nose redolent of sweet citrus blossom, peach and tropical fruits.
Press down hard on fruit to release as much juice as possible. Spoon salt mixture left in tub over fruit. Cover with extra lemon juice if required. With a clean cloth dipped in boiling water, wipe neck of jar free of salt and cap tightly. Let the lemons mature for at least one month in a cool spot (not refrigerator) before using.
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