Category: Self-reliance

Footrot Flats

Potentially, yes – and footrot hill country! Sheep and goats particularly susceptible to footrot and its precursor, scald. When the gap between the hooves becomes inflammed and swollen it’s called scald, which makes them...

The New Log Splitter

Research done, decision made; I eagerly awaited the arrival of my new log splitter. Free transport from Nelson to a freight depot in Timaru, also no charge for the hydraulic fluid and high-spec semi-synthetic...

Doing the splits: part three

… what a marvelously simple tool the axe is, with no dependency on the factory for parts and lasting many lifetimes. It is quiet, easily carried, and doesn’t smoke. There is enormous satisfaction in...

Doing the splits

Part One I started doing the splits on a regular basis in my late thirties – soon after we moved to Little Owl Gully. Doing the splits: a cylindrical block of firewood split in...

That time of year …

That time of year. Mid-autumn – the does in season, the buck’s in sync. The obvious sign from him, a considerably enlarged scrotal sac; down there looking good for the production of plenty of...

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