March 2015 – Little Tassie Prepper

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” – Jonathan Swift

When is a Chestnut not a Chestnut?  Well, I have been looking into the Chestnuts that I have collected.  After some research, it appears that I may not have collected Chestnuts.  It appears that I may have collected Buckeye nuts.  I have done some investigation into whether these can be eaten.  Different information is available Read more about “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” – Jonathan Swift[…]

“Sometimes, it’s just great to bring new people into the mix.” – John Oats

As part of keeping a handgun in Australia, I am required to attend the shooting range a number of times each year to practice and to participate in competitions.  The number of times you need to depend is related to the number of handguns you own.  As such, I recently attended the local Huon Gun Read more about “Sometimes, it’s just great to bring new people into the mix.” – John Oats[…]

“If your parents didn’t have any children, there’s a good chance that you won’t have any.” – Clarence Day

The weekend I attended the Small Farm Expo in Huonville.  I know a lot of you are not from here, so you could not attend. It was a nice little expo, with demonstrations from the Huon Producers Network, some Guest Speakers (I didn’t attend these, yet the one I checked out seemed to be about Read more about “If your parents didn’t have any children, there’s a good chance that you won’t have any.” – Clarence Day[…]

“If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.” – Niccolo Machiavelli

This weekend is the Small Farm Expo, down here in Tasmania. It is to be at held the Huonville Showgrounds, on Saturday 22 March, from 10am till 4pm.  I have been looking forward to attending for a couple of weeks now.  The Huon Show Facebook page lists some of the demonstrations that will be there Read more about “If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.” – Niccolo Machiavelli[…]

“Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.” – Terry Pratchett

I have moved the completed Chicken Tractor into my neighbours paddock.  This was a Herculean task in of itself, one rife with pain and suffering.  Kitty cut her hand on the Barbwire fence, I hurt my back, it was a bit of a warzone.  In the end, the tractor was moved, and the chickens placed Read more about “Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.” – Terry Pratchett[…]

“Survival in the twenty-first century is all about using your head…” – Phil Campion

I just finished reading ‘Big’ Phil Campion’s book, Real World SAS Survival Guide.  Kitty bought it for me as a present for moving into the new house or something like that.  I decided to pick it up and have a go at reading it.  I found it an interesting book, with some useful information. I Read more about “Survival in the twenty-first century is all about using your head…” – Phil Campion[…]

“…with a Little Help from My Friends” – John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Today I have a cross post from my partner Kitty.  She actually wrote it as a letter to the editor for the Hobart newspaper, yet I wanted to put it here as I thought it was relevant to our goal of making a better life and it might inspire others to consider their own role Read more about “…with a Little Help from My Friends” – John Lennon and Paul McCartney[…]