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Thread: Getting back to living off the land.....

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    Getting back to living off the land.....

    Finally have the chance to get back to my old lifestyle of trying to live off the land. Was away from home, or part time here for about 5-years due to family circumstances. So great to be doing it again.....

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    Pretty much everything off the property or hunted. Salad of; lettuce, purple mustard, broad bean shoots, nasturtium leaf, mint, spring onion, radish and borage flowers all of the property. The tomatoes, cheese, sunflower seeds, peanuts all bought. Salad dressing of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (grapefruit from Stratford Crop Swap) and bought sesame oil. Poached duck egg from my ducks and a loin off last week's hunted goat.

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    Last nnight's dinner; where everything except the spices, sunflower seeds and peanuts came off the property; or was hunted.. Dry-fried wild goat mince cooked with bought spices and home-grown bay, mint and oregano. Salad of; chickweed, lettuce, purple mustard, nasturtium leaves and flowers, broad bean tips, lemon balm, parsley, mint and borage flowers. Two Chinese-style black tea and soy cured duck eggs.

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    OMG, that looks delicious! Nothing more satisfying than a plate full of tucker that you know exactly where it all came from. A great reward for hard, but pleasurable work
    "The generalist hunter and angler is a well-fed mofo" - Steven Rinella

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    OMG, that looks delicious! Nothing more satisfying than a plate full of tucker that you know exactly where it all came from. A great reward for hard, but pleasurable work
    Thanks; it's been a long time away from it....

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    .if its green its mean !
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    You will live to be 100
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    Yea mate well done, looks tasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    You will live to be 100
    Ha ha; I wish...

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    Just need a homebrew lager to wash it down with
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    Well done mate, a part of me would love to able to do that....then the rest of me kicks in.......
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    i think a lot of us would like too but then the missus chimes in.

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    Anyone can do it to a certain extent if they really want. My wife and I have fruit trees, nut trees, berries and vege plots. Also have a couple of chooks. All this on standard 1/4 acre kiwi section. Oh yeah, bee hive coming soon! We still have to buy veges, fruit and eggs, especially this time of year.

    She gives me a good kick in the arse when we are getting low on venison. I need to do more in terms of getting kai moana...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    Anyone can do it to a certain extent if they really want. My wife and I have fruit trees, nut trees, berries and vege plots. Also have a couple of chooks. All this on standard 1/4 acre kiwi section. Oh yeah, bee hive coming soon! We still have to buy veges, fruit and eggs, especially this time of year. She gives me a good kick in the arse when we are getting low on venison. I need to do more in terms of getting kai moana...
    Yup anyone can do it. I work from home which does make it easier

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    I really love that Wilsonart Laminate top colour

    Can't remember its name though

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    Great looking dishes, and no spuds to be seen, loving it!
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    Or you can stay within 300 yards and keep life a lot simpler.

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    I pickle eggs for salads or general yummyness what's the go with the cured eggs? Are the hard boiled peeled then soaked in tea and soy I would have expected more colour.

 

 

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