“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama

I have taken a couple of weeks off work to do some work around the house.  My plan was to sleep in, spend some time in the garden, and lounge around.  Kitty has other ideas… First week I have been clearing up the mess I made from my last few months of work on the Read more about “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama[…]

“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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“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[…]

“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[…]

“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[…]

“Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.” – Robert Conklin

My egg incubator arrived, and so far it looks pretty impressive.  It arrived on Friday, which was sooner than I had anticipated.  I thought about filming the opening of the box, yet decided against it… mostly because I couldn’t wait till I checked it out.  So, I just decided to take a few photos instead. Read more about “Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.” – Robert Conklin[…]

“It’s rare when you have everything going perfectly all at the same time.” – Sigourney Weaver

  I have completed my work on the Studio, tiling the kitchen area and connecting the Antenna cable to the TV.  Beaumont Tiles, the company who have provided our tiles, called to let me know that the replacements had arrived (to replace the broken ones they sold us before).  When I picked up the new Read more about “It’s rare when you have everything going perfectly all at the same time.” – Sigourney Weaver[…]

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“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” – Auguste Rodin

I have finally finished my work on the Studio… well, apart from putting up tiles around the kitchen wet area. I paid for, and took delivery of, the tiles from Beaumont Tiles.  I don’t really like the place, yet Kitty found the tiles that she liked, for the price that worked… so we had to Read more about “Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” – Auguste Rodin[…]

“I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.” – Henri Matisse

Several of my readers have been asking me to write more about my work on the renovations to the Studio, so I will share some more info. I have taken some time off work so that I can focus more on the renovations.  This week we had plans to finish everything that is required, yet Read more about “I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.” – Henri Matisse[…]

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