December 2013 – Little Tassie Prepper

“A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.” – Marilyn Monroe

I had intended to mention my test of my get home bag items, specifically my survival blanket.  During the evening of my work Christmas Party I decided that the idea of testing out my get home bag contents sounded very appealing.  Despite much laughter from my friends when I told them I was going to Read more about “A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.” – Marilyn Monroe[…]

“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” – A. C. Benson

I have spent some time this weekend working on my 13 skills, in particular, Canning.  I had plans to put away around 3-6 kilograms of cherries today, yet I was unable to procure the ones I had in mind.  I have a friend whose parents own a cherry farm.  I had made plans to pick Read more about “Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” – A. C. Benson[…]

“The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” – Moliere

I am becoming more and more aware of the quickly approaching deadline to my 13 skills challenge, specifically how doubtful I have become as to whether I will be able to achieve my target.  I have already completed 4, of my targeted 13 skills; developing skills such as Sprouting and butchering, as well as improving Read more about “The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” – Moliere[…]

“Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves”. Ovid

I have had a few very busy days in the garden this week.  With the fact that we don’t seem to be selling our house as fast as Kitty and I had hoped, I am taking the time to work in the garden.  Expanding on my garden beds by installing additional raised beds, working on Read more about “Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves”. Ovid[…]