“The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.” – Michelangelo

As part of my improvements to our kitchen I have been focusing on our storage.  Having adequate storage space for food and other kitchen supplies is important, possibly more so to a Prepping family than to a non-prepping family.  In the past we have made do with the spaces we already had available, such as Read more about “The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.” – Michelangelo[…]

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“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” – Ernest Hemingway

A week ago I decided to move my fodder which I had been growing in the mini-greenhouse for several years, to my normal greenhouse.  The mini-greenhouse didn’t have any real problems by itself… everything worked well and the grain grew nicely.  The front door panel didn’t close properly, yet that wasn’t a big issue.  The Read more about “But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” – Ernest Hemingway[…]

“The years have passed like swift draughts of sweet mead in lofty halls beyond the West” – Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien

I have been posting a few images to my Instagram account, showing the great progress I have been making, and made, on my mead production. I have followed a recipe that was given to me at the Huon small farm expo, by a homebrew group, and I am very impressed with the ease and taste Read more about “The years have passed like swift draughts of sweet mead in lofty halls beyond the West” – Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien[…]

“The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.” – May Sarton

Winter has hit us with an unexpected cold snap this week.  We were still enjoying fairly warm weather up till this point, with many a day spent outside without anything too warm on to keep out the cool.  I have been contemplating when I should prune my fruit trees and where to begin my winter Read more about “The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.” – May Sarton[…]