March 2013 – Little Tassie Prepper

“A good butcher is important to have. It’s like a shrink.” – Carson Daly.

Someone asked me the question the other day, “do I feel bad about killing animals?” The reason they asked was because I mentioned that this weekend I would be processing 7 rabbits that I had grown.  They felt that as I had grown these rabbits from babies to adult should mean that I felt some Read more about “A good butcher is important to have. It’s like a shrink.” – Carson Daly.[…]

“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

I am now coming close to the end of my compost project.  I hope that it should be complete within a week.  The quality of the soil is beyond my expectations and most of the material is being broken down.  I have taken a photo of a block of wood that had found itself in Read more about “Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson[…]

“… I couldn’t live the rest of my life like a rabbit.” – Mike Huckabee

On Sunday I turned my compost pile again and I was even more impressed than my last turning.  For the record, it was 6 days since the compost pile was created.  The compost is looking even better than I previously reported.  To start with, the pile appears to be about as large as it was Read more about “… I couldn’t live the rest of my life like a rabbit.” – Mike Huckabee[…]

“He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.” – Socrates

As part of my goal of developing and improving on 13 skills in 2013 I have become a member of 13 in 13.  This site helps me to track my path to reach this goal as well as provides me with the community to both inspire and teach me.  While I have not completed any Read more about “He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.” – Socrates[…]

“The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.” – David Herbert Lawrence

First, I have updated my blog with a new banner.  I am not sure I really like it, it looked nice when I first started, yet now I am thinking ‘meh’.  I might work on another. Secondly, I have just realised that there is a smudge on my camera lens.  I use a Nikon Coolpix Read more about “The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.” – David Herbert Lawrence[…]

“I can’t deal with high maintenance chicks”. – Jeremy London

Our two ducklings In the last week we have had some ducks and chicks hatching.  We have four hutches in our chicken house with two which had ducks sitting on eggs, with the other two holding Hens setting on eggs.  We have around 12 Muscovy ducks (with one drake) and 5 Hens (with one rooster).  Read more about “I can’t deal with high maintenance chicks”. – Jeremy London[…]