March 2016 – Little Tassie Prepper

“From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.” – Franz Kafka

The Mead I started last week has been quietly bubbling away in a cupboard.  I have not done much, apart from admire it and smell the aroma coming from within.  It already smells wonderful, with the smell of alcohol mixed with the sweetness of the honey and the tang of orange.  From my instructions, I Read more about “From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.” – Franz Kafka[…]

“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” – Fred Allen

I attended the Huon Valley Small Farm Expo on Sunday.  I ran into a couple of old friends, made a few new ones, and had a pretty nice time. The Expo was due to open at 10am, yet we didn’t arrive till 10:30am… had some trouble organising the kids before we left. The show was Read more about “I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” – Fred Allen[…]

“Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.” – John Milton, Paradise Lost

The way home is long and could take me between one and two days to complete the journey if I had to do it by foot.  I previously documented the items which I had in my bag, as well as in my previous post where I discussed the food items.  What else do I need?  Read more about “Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.” – John Milton, Paradise Lost[…]

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin

Apart from the large one I have produced, I am also getting lots of smaller and tasty zucchini. In addition, lettuce is growing well, and it looks like my potatoes are getting close to harvest time. My corn are growing and I am amazed at the height of the plants. Each one is showing the Read more about “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin[…]

“The weekend is when you slow down to let the strain go by”” – William George Plunkett

The Huon small farms expo is on again, at the Ranelagh show grounds on 20 March 2016. I attended this event last year and I was very impressed with the range of stalls and animals which were on display.  There will be some presentations on various small farm topics, although I am unable to find Read more about “The weekend is when you slow down to let the strain go by”” – William George Plunkett[…]

“To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.” – Larry Niven, Lucifer’s Hammer

As I mentioned, some of my posts have been deleted.  I will repost them over the next couple of days.  I have managed to locate a back up copy, yet it is heavily corrupted.  I believe it is close to as it was.   I recently completed reading the book Lucifer’s Hammer, by Niven and Read more about “To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.” – Larry Niven, Lucifer’s Hammer[…]

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