The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple. ~Doris Janzen Longacre

The best way to bring a sustainable change in the world around me is by bringing the change in myself

Monday, May 28, 2012

Wow the morning has flown by, been busy the the last lot of persimmons that where finally ripe enough to preserve. Only got 4 little bottles which I am going to give to my Japanese girlfriend Pina. She tasted some of the first batch and loved it. ATM she is in Japan for 3 weeks visiting her elderly parents, Her Mom is not well at all and now has to sort out their little unit. Never an easy task <3
Adele and Nick came over yesterday to help cut wood and get some wood for their use as well. Here we are cutting/cleaning up the neighbour's fallen tree. They don't have a wood fireplace and don't have any need for the wood, but we do. Free wood why not. Why's Adele was hanging on to the end, I could not tell you :))
Now on too something different, Saturday Hubby and I got chatting about the meat chooks and having to take them in to be processed. Then he got this brainwave about making a chicken plucker, mind you I had done research on the internet a while back mentioning it could be a handy thing. But now it's His Idea and next project. What is amazing is he ask if we don't have an old washing machine he could use. He is a throw away man, so no spare old washing machine sorry, just checking. Anyway we popped out to get mower fuel and there by the side of the road stands this lovely big washing mashine for the taking, the motor or pump must have packed up. Needless to say he now has a washing machine to strip and convert to a chicken plucker


  1. I'm really impressed; your husband making a chicken plucker out of an old washing machine. Also, sorry about the fox getting your chickens. I've had coon problems, but he hasn't got any chickens in about a year.

  2. OK. This city girl is a bit grossed out about the chicken plucker. I understand the why, but wouldn't it "tenderize" the meat too much??

    blessings, jilly