“There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” – Steven Wright

We took some of our new rods down to the local shoreline, for a fun afternoon and also to attempt to work on my 13 skills.  We decided to walk down there, thinking that we would find a place to fish from at the local harbor.  We have seen Jetties down there that, from the Read more about “There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” – Steven Wright[…]

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller

It is currently school holidays here in Tasmania, so the whole family went to visit the local caves.  Why did we do this?  Well, it was something to do to keep us busy… it can be hard to keep the children entertained during the school break.  It was also to educate the kids about the Read more about “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller[…]

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” – Mark Twain

My father has come down to Tassie for a visit, which is great as it has been a while since I last saw him, and he has provided me with some useful advice on my garden.  I have mentioned previously that my father is a great gardener, he has always produced amazing harvests of tomatoes.  Read more about “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” – Mark Twain[…]

“No one is more miserable than the person who wills everything and can do nothing.” – Claudius

I have finally found enough courage to go through my 13 skills for last year, looking at those which I have completed and those which I failed to meet.  It seems that each year that I have done this challenge, I go in with hubris, only to fall short.  I know that I could have Read more about “No one is more miserable than the person who wills everything and can do nothing.” – Claudius[…]

“There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself. ” – Louis XIV

More improvements to the property in the form of a small greenhouse which I bought from a hardware store.  I purchased it some time ago, for around $70.  While it was small in size, it seemed like it would be a nice little step towards one day having our own full sized greenhouse.  It would Read more about “There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself. ” – Louis XIV[…]

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius

  Hard work over the last couple of days working on my Chicken Tractor.  I had the wood spare from pulling apart parts of my lounge room, and I already had the tools and nails that I needed.  I only needed to buy the wire and some PVC tubes.  So it wasn’t too expensive to Read more about “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius[…]