dhadson – Little Tassie Prepper

A great school holiday project for around the campfire

With school holidays on at the moment I have found much more time to spend with my children, which is great and the main reason behind my taking time off from work.  We have been going out and enjoying more of the outdoors, doing some projects around the house, and working on tidying the property Read more about A great school holiday project for around the campfire[…]

Are Sweet Chestnut trees a good fit for a small property?

Are chestnuts a good fit for a small property?  I had originally thought so, when I planted three sweet chestnut trees a couple of years ago.  One of these was actually planted over the grave of my old, much loved dog, Morleigh.  That tree was placed in a great located in my back yard.  The Read more about Are Sweet Chestnut trees a good fit for a small property?[…]

Success on a fishing trip doesn’t have to mean that you caught fish

There is little chance of someone confusing me with Rex Hunt, Jeremy Wade or Matt Hayes.  I have learned that I am not a very good fisherman.  If I was the Old Man from Hemingway’s famous novel, I would have starved long ago.  My younger son and I went out on the weekend to test Read more about Success on a fishing trip doesn’t have to mean that you caught fish[…]

Ways to process chicken meat which are easier and more humane.

Do you know the best way to process chickens for meat?  I have slaughtered and dressed many birds for the table… trying many different techniques to reduce both my stress and most importantly, make the process humane for the animal.  Through this I have first hand experience at what I believe to be the best Read more about Ways to process chicken meat which are easier and more humane.[…]

“I’ve eaten weird things through the course of my life. I’ve eaten wild game, I’ve eaten possum – possum’s no good.” – Chris Pratt

I am pleased to say that I have finally done it!  I have managed to find and capture those who were tormenting my family over the last year.  When I had them in my power they tried everything they could to escape, yet I would not allow it… and I am glad that they have Read more about “I’ve eaten weird things through the course of my life. I’ve eaten wild game, I’ve eaten possum – possum’s no good.” – Chris Pratt[…]

How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? William Shakespeare

I alluded in my last post to an incident that occurred while I was trying to deal with the situation with Reggie and the chicks.  Here is what happened. So, I had set aside several hours on Saturday morning to process the 5 Roosters (and the rabbit) I currently have that are surplus.  I even Read more about How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? William Shakespeare[…]

“Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.” – Travis Barker

I woke early on Saturday morning  with plans to accomplish a couple of tasks I had put off till the weekend.  I had intended to start out by slaughtering and butchering the five roosters (excluding Buddy) that I have grown from chicks (they are starting to crow and I don’t want to become a nuisance Read more about “Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.” – Travis Barker[…]

“I have to believe that somebody up there thinks I’ve still got some work to do.” – George Michael

  Over the Christmas break, Marilyn (our Blue Rabbit) gave birth to 10 babies.  I had, once more, lost track of time.  I lay the blame for this on Christmas.  I became aware of this when my eldest son proclaimed loudly one morning that there was a baby rabbit head laying in Marilyn’s hutch.  I Read more about “I have to believe that somebody up there thinks I’ve still got some work to do.” – George Michael[…]

“A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” – Doug Larson

We have had much work to do over the Christmas period, in addition to the normal festive season activities (as well as spending weeks trying to fix my blog and my computer). A situation I experienced was with one of my young Roosters.  I had placed three from my batch of 9 hatched chicks into Read more about “A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” – Doug Larson[…]