February 2014 – Little Tassie Prepper

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee

I have decided that the first animal on the chopping block will have to be one of my Rabbits… in this case the Rabbit I kept due to it giving me a surprise. I mentioned that I had originally thought that my Black and White Rabbit was a male, due to my inexperience in sexing Read more about “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee[…]

“Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.” – Oscar Wilde

My latest batch of Biltong, which I am making from Corned Beef, has not been going as well as I expected.  I suspect that the lower than average temperatures have slowed the drying process, which means that after 10 days of drying the Biltong is still quite moist.  I checked the Biltong last night and Read more about “Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.” – Oscar Wilde[…]

“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” – Franz Kafka

I am really making great progress in my development of preserving meat, as per my list of 13 skills.  My latest batch of Biltong went better than the last one.  The meat has turned out to be more tender in the middle… a little bit more moist.  They were also a lot less salty that Read more about “Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” – Franz Kafka[…]

“It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.” – Pliny the Elder

I really need to do something about these Geese!  They have been eating some of my beans which are growing close to my wire fence, as well as eating the leaves of my Pumpkin plants which I have recently uncovered. I mentioned to a friend that I was intending to butcher the Geese last weekend.  Read more about “It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.” – Pliny the Elder[…]