January 2016 – Little Tassie Prepper

“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” – Jeff Bezos

I have had a very busy couple of days.  The first was a little project that has held my interest for some time, the creation of a solar oven.  I have read of them in various publications and the idea has intrigued me… the idea of cooking food from the power of the sun is Read more about “One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” – Jeff Bezos[…]

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

Looking back at my last few posts I realise I forgot to mention that the chicks I had in the incubator hatched.  I placed 12 within the machine and all 12 hatched.  That is a very impressive result as far as I am concerned and I feel that I can recommend the machine to people.  Read more about “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius[…]

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs

I mentioned in a previous post that my friend, Ros, had been looking after some chicks that she had hatched in her incubator from my eggs.  We had a deal that we would split the females that hatch from that, and I would get all the males (Ros doesn’t want to slaughter them herself).  I Read more about “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs[…]

“The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.” – David Bowie

It has been some time since I went through my get home bag.  I took a little time on Sunday to examine the contents and I was a little disappointed. I have run out of my spare batteries.  I think I last used them when I had a flat tire earlier in the year. My Read more about “The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.” – David Bowie[…]

“I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it.” – Dawn French

Part of our food preparedness is ensuring that we have sufficient food on hand.  In our old house we had large storage areas for our food, which allowed us to build up a considerable stockpile.  In our new home, this has not been the case.  While our kitchen does have large amounts of cupboards, they Read more about “I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it.” – Dawn French[…]