“It doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice.” – Deng Xiaoping

The big news of the moment at the Little Tassie Prepper homestead is the new addition to our house of Ziggy, a little kitten we recently bought.  His full name is Ziggy Stardust, he is a wonderful little fellow with a lot of personality, and he has already bonded with us.  He has already showed an interest in chasing mice, my youngest son has been playing with him and a little toy mouse.

An image of our new family member, Ziggy Stardust.

As I mentioned previously, I am not well with a cold and Hay Fever, so I have spent some time inside… away from all that pollen.  Because of that I have been focusing on indoor jobs, such as helping Kitty with the inside painting.  With all the wallpaper removed, I have been plastering the cracks which we have found underneath.  As you can see from the below image, many of the cracks are pretty substantial.

While it isn’t a structural problem, it doesn’t look good.

I have had to add multiple layers of plaster, combined with sanding, to fix up these issues.  The job isn’t that had, just a bit fiddly.  I will post an image of the finished job, fully plastered and painted.


Finally, I started digging more holes for the fence I will be installing over the next few days.  While digging I notices a little chirping noise coming my (soon to be occupied) chicken house.  I checked it out and I found a little nest with a couple of baby birds within.  Another sign of spring.

They are so young their eyes are not even open! I didn’t touch or interfere with these little ones. I noticed their mother wasn’t about so I snapped a quick photo.


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