December 2014 – Little Tassie Prepper

“No man is a failure who is enjoying life” – William Feather

We had an excellent Christmas this year, with the kids really having a great time.  I have had some time off from work, allowing me some space to chill and relax, as well as work on some of my projects.  Kitty and I, over the last week, have often been sitting and relaxing… taking in Read more about “No man is a failure who is enjoying life” – William Feather[…]

“If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.” – Katherine Mansfield

I totally forgot to mention the great find I had last weekend.  I mentioned that I have been attending some local markets, well I happened to be at the Huonville Market and while there I wondered past the Huon Valley Producers Network Stall.  They had their usual supply of great looking produce, but what really Read more about “If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.” – Katherine Mansfield[…]

“If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.” – John Irving

Now that the last few days have been rain free, we have been able to put the chicks outside.  I have placed them into our old Canary cage, which is pretty large.  They are able to scratch at the ground, and such, yet they don’t seem to be eating any of the grass.  I have Read more about “If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.” – John Irving[…]

“A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.” – Charles Dudley Warner

Last weekend was market day, or days…  Kitty attended two local markets, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.  We had the intention of selling the normal items which Kitty sells, clothes, etc., yet with the added ingredient of Christmas themed items.   Kitty spent all of Friday making Christmas cupcakes, Gingerbread biscuits, and bags of Read more about “A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.” – Charles Dudley Warner[…]

“I am a man, and whatever concerns humanity is of interest to me.” – Terence

We have our first Strawberry!  At least, I am pretty sure it is our first… I can’t remember another one at this property.  After many being lost to whatever wild animal is eating them, I secured the area and managed to keep one safe till it had ripened.  I, of course, gave it to Kitty Read more about “I am a man, and whatever concerns humanity is of interest to me.” – Terence[…]

“A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

My tomato plants have been growing very well and I am happy with their progress.  As I mentioned in my last post, I have been staking them up by using some sticks from trees which have fallen in and around my property.  They make excellent stakes and don’t cost anything but for a little effort Read more about “A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi[…]