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12/01/2015

A household freezer storage guide for the summer months

Have you ever had lots of food left over from weekend celebrations? To keep you super organized in the kitchen, Arabella Forge has put together a freezer storage guide for summer months.

Freezing fruits and vegetables in summer is an excellent way to ensure that you have access to this produce throughout the year. Almost every fruit and vegetable can be frozen; either packed in bulk, or mixed-and-matched into pre-made meals for convenient last minute dishes.

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02/01/2015

Jake Hunter - 2014 Youth Olympic Games Bronze Medallist

Oakwood is a proud Sponsor and Supporter of Show jumping sensation Jake Hunter!  Jake is a Australian Show Jumping Athlete who successfuly competed at the youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China and won a bronze medal. He also has recently been selected as a finalist for NSW Young Athlete of the year 2014! Just the start of a successful future in Show Jumping that Jake intends to achieve. Jake shares with us his achievements, experiences and future goals! Read More Here..

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11/12/2014

Ten Tips for Keeping Pets Cool this Summer

Summer is a perfect time to make the most of warmer weather and longer daylight hours by spending more time with your pet. Summer in Australia can also mean very hot, dry conditions and your four-legged friends may need some extra care to help them keep their cool. Read More from Dr Katrina Warren Here:

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11/12/2014

5 ways to waste less and save money this festive season

How tight is your budget during this festive season? I have 5 tips on how to waste less and save more during this festive season. Following these tips can be handy as while this season it might be considered the ‘silly season’, Australians are predicted to spend up to $10 billion on food during December and January, with up to 35% going to waste. Read More Here… 

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09/12/2014

Alane Moore & Polocrosse

Hi everyone! My name is Alane Moore and I’ve been a long term Polocrosse Enthusiast since I was a child and an employee at Oakwood since June 2014! I thought I’d let you know a little bit about myself and share with you how I got into horse riding and polocrosse, as well as the number one thing I love about the Polocrosse sport!

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19/11/2014

Top Puppy Training Tips

Top Puppy Training Tips

There’s nothing quite like the fun and delight of a new puppy. Choosing a four-legged family member and bringing them into your home is an exciting time.  Right from the start, thoughtful care and management is really important; your actions in the first few months will influence your puppy’s behavior for life.

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05/11/2014

Step head this Spring with clean leather boots

Have you spent the winter jumping through muddy puddles and giving our boots plenty of wear and tear? Now it’s time to give them a fresh spring clean for the summer months. And if necessary, store them properly so they’ll be fresh and new for next year.

Good quality leather needs plenty of proper attention. If you care for your boots regularly– by cleaning, and conditioning the leather when it needs it– you’ll find that they stay trim and soft; and last twice as long. Here are some tips for spring cleaning and proper storage during the summer months. 

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05/11/2014

Puppy Handling & Grooming Tips

Handling and Grooming your Puppy

Teaching your puppy to enjoy being handled and groomed is essential.  It’s much nicer and easier to own a dog that actually enjoys being touched and this behaviour starts by teaching your puppy to like it from the very start.

The idea is to teach your puppy that every time you touch/handle them in different areas, they get rewarded with lots of treats. For example, you touch your puppy’s tail and give them a treat, then you touch your puppy’s foot and give another treat.  You want your puppy to enjoy this interaction into their personal space.  You also need to recognize the areas that your puppy is uncomfortable about and take these areas slowly. It’s important to take your time and work within your puppy’s tolerance.

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03/10/2014

Tips for washing your cat

Cats are fastidiously clean animals, known for taking good care of themselves. Despite keeping their own coats well groomed, there are some instances when cats definitely require a wash – medical reasons, a toxic substance on their coat or because they’re just plain dirty.

Amazingly, not all cats hate having a bath - some even seem to enjoy it, in fact there are breeds like the Turkish Van cat, that are known for their love of water. Generally cats that have had pleasant bathing experiences since they were kittens are more likely to tolerate being washed.

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09/09/2014

Spring cleaning in the kitchen

Spring is here, but before you start baking raspberry muffins and having your friends to tea, it’s worth freshening up the kitchen to prepare for the warmer months. Spring is a key time for hosting lunches and evening get-togethers, so creating a clean, and homely environment for entertaining is really important.

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