“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” – Isaac Asimov

We had a bit of a quiet one this weekend.  Some family friends were visiting us from the mainland so I was able to show them the work I had completed on the property as well as discuss our plans for the future.  I spent some of my time installing additional lengths of wore for Read more about “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” – Isaac Asimov[…]

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

I bought some locally produced lamb from a local friend of mine and needed to freeze most of it for future use.  I did cook the lamb chops and they were so delicious I was reluctant to share them with my eldest son who wanted to join me in eating them.  I did share them Read more about “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” – Arthur Conan Doyle[…]

“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” – John F. Kennedy

Bit of a quiet one this weekend.  We have had a lot of rain… good for the water tanks, not so pleasant for working outside.  I spent most of yesterday (before the rain) tidying up my courtyard (which is our name for our fenced backyard), as that is where my dog George spends most of Read more about “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” – John F. Kennedy[…]

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

I have completed an Instructable on my system of growing fodder and uploaded it to the Instructables website.  I apologise for taking so long to get this up… I was still working the kinks out of the system and trying a few different methods before I was satisfied sufficiently to write it up.  Currently I Read more about “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt[…]

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine who I work with yesturday morning.  She mentioned that she wanted to text me, yet she knew that the mobile phone reception at my house is very bad and I probably would not get it until I came back to work.  I told her that Read more about “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller[…]

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

I had a discussion last night with a friend who is very into Permaculture.  He is currently enrolled in Geoff Lawton’s Online Permaculture Design course. He was telling me all the interesting aspects of the course and how he had plans for his property.  He also told me that he had some interesting thoughts which Read more about “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis[…]

“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” – Lord Chesterfield

  This morning I was greeted by the sight of a white world.  Several inches of snow had fallen overnight and throughout the morning, turning my property into a frosted wonderland… at least, that was the impression my children shared.  Kitty and I, on the other hand, were less excited.  Kitty had planned on driving Read more about “Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” – Lord Chesterfield[…]

“Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.” – Publilius Syrus

I have been a little busy these past few days.  Kitty and the children are sick, some with tonsillitis, some with the flu.  I have taken a couple of days off work do more around the house and look after the family.  Due to this I have had little time to work on my property, Read more about “Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.” – Publilius Syrus[…]