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TAS Country : February 24th 2011
4 Tasmanian Country Friday, February 25, 2011 News Slice of I can get out and about and join in, prior to joining I couldn't.' ANZ Australia s best value agribusiness bank. As awarded by CANSTAR CANNEX 2009 and 2010. Financial Services Research Group CANSTAR CANNEX compared 15 major agribusiness bank s, credit unions and building societies to determine the bank that o ered the best value to agribusiness. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) ABN 11 005 357 522. ANZ s colour blue is a trade mark o ANZ. After years of supporting Australian agribusiness, we ve learnt that no two farms are the same. Therefore, it s only by getting to know how your business works that we can understand what you need. So whether we visit your property, your o ce or talk over the phone, make an appointment with your local ANZ Agribusiness Manager today. Visit anz.com/agri or call 1800 462 474. e don t just know your banking. e take the time to understand your business. Loving the spin she's in From Page 3 ''For something to come out of a town of 380 people and to survive 35 years, it's pretty special,'' Barbara said. Seven generations of Barbara's family the McDowalls have lived in the Bothwell area. ''They were all farmers and they started to spin to in the 50s,'' she said. ''We can't eat the wool, they thought, we may as well use it.'' Barbara lives in the beautiful spacious home on the Fowler family property Bendeveron. A spinning wheel sits in her sun-drenched living room amongst knitted rugs, felted items, tapestries and paintings. ''I'm busy all the time,'' she said. ''I can't not do anything, I tend to use my hands rather than my head.'' A large hand-spun ball on a horizontal spindle is Barbara's ball of peace. Spinners from around the world are invited to send lengths of thread to Barbara who spins them on to the ball. Barbara wants enough thread to reach around the world and connect all races and cultures. ''I hope the Ball of Peace carries on after I'm gone,'' she said. The Spin In became international when it was held in conjunction with the World Sheep Congress in Hobart in 1989. ''Young ones are not so crafty these days, they are more into computers,'' she said. Sheep dog trials will held for the first time at this years Spin In and may become a perma- nent event. The Bothwell community open their homes to visitors and accommodation is heavily booked. ''There's always something for the men, there's a quite a group that does spinning,'' Barbara said. The Spin In patron said she is ''quite chuffed'' by the number of tourists who buy her felted pens, pencils and little notebooks when they visit Bothwell. The Bothwell International Spin In and Fibre Festival is on March 4, 5 and 6. 2054604-110211 JBS AUSTRALIA All types of Livestock required for processing at our Longford & Devonport Plants For a competative price ring our Livestock Buyers today JBS Australia Tasmanian Livestock Team Tom Archer Livestock Manager M 0419 310 701 Allan Boyce Livestock Buyer M 0419 310 698 Mathew Bosworth Livestock Buyer M 0438 912 161 Rohan Hadley Livestock Buyer M 0437 228 536 Jacob Last Livestock Buyer M 0458 921 397 JBS Australia would like to thank producers for their continued support.
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