May 2013 – Little Tassie Prepper

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

I had previously advised you all that I would update you on my fodder growing.  I fed some of my rabbits some fodder on the weekend and I can happily report that it appears to have been well received.  I split the fodder into three and fed it to the the rabbits in my hutches Read more about “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis[…]

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali

I have been breeding rabbits for around about 2 years now.  I began doing this after reading Barnyard in your Backyard, that they are a great animal for preppers due to their quick reproduction rate.  I felt that with rabbits I could produce meat for the table, pelts for making things as well as manure Read more about “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali[…]

“There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.” – Thomas Jefferson

A few weeks ago, after listening to a podcast on growing fodder for animals by Teresa Hord of Quartz Ridge Ranch, I was inspired to try my hand at this task.  I read a few different websites discussing the basis of this: Half-pint homestead Backyard Chicken Forums The information I had read on this shows Read more about “There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.” – Thomas Jefferson[…]

“I care about the children of Detroit.” – John Engler

I  read a report this afternoon on Zero Hedge called “10 Scenes From The Ongoing Global Economic Collapse”.  It is quite an alarming article that deals with the global economic situation and how it is effecting people.  Point 9 and 10 were the most shocking. Data Diving Detroit has compiled a report on children in Read more about “I care about the children of Detroit.” – John Engler[…]

“A horse is a thing of beauty… none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.” – Xenophon of Athens

A few days ago one of my neighbors asked if he could ageist a horse and her foal in our bottom paddock.  Kitty and I discussed it and although I have plans for this paddock that I would like to put into motion we decided it was worth having a horse there till winter was Read more about “A horse is a thing of beauty… none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.” – Xenophon of Athens[…]

“I am not a pig farmer. The pigs had a great time, but I didn’t make any money.” – Willie Nelson

In and before May of 2011 I was very active in raising pigs for the table.  I had two female pigs (called Leia and Beru) and a one male pig (Han).  With these I had bred several successful litters.  Everything was working out quite well and while they were a bit of an expense and Read more about “I am not a pig farmer. The pigs had a great time, but I didn’t make any money.” – Willie Nelson[…]

“If we took a holiday, Took some time to celebrate, Just one day out of life, It would be It would be so nice.” – Madonna

During the February bush fires we made a booking at a hotel in Nubeena, Tasmania.  We found emergency accommodation and when we cancelled the booking they offered to change the date to another time, which we used this weekend.  While in the area we checked out some of the ruins from the convict accommodation near Read more about “If we took a holiday, Took some time to celebrate, Just one day out of life, It would be It would be so nice.” – Madonna[…]

“Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.” – Epictetus

Saturday night was an interesting night in the Little Tassie Prepper house.  The weather outside was exceedingly windy with 96km/h winds.  Around 5:30pm the power went down (after four different power down and back up again within 3 minutes) and we all kicked into prepper mode.  The sun had just set so it was starting Read more about “Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.” – Epictetus[…]