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  • Okay here it is........ I hope that you are allowed to copy and paste stuff from other threads !!!!!

    "it's a kind of dancing that is aggressive and meant to surrogate lost war-dance culture; it's like what people in crowds at metal and hardcore shows do, where they swing limbs and basically simulate physical combat against multiple opponents to a beat. You get a bit roughed up but at most shows, it is in good spirits- you can expect to catch some kicks and punches but if someone hits the ground or seems hurt then the fun stops and the murderous faces turn concerned emergency responders. Typically- there are a few assholes at every show, but how they are dealt with by the war-dance stirred atavistic tribal dance circle is always illuminating and spiritually refreshing."

    so there you have it !!!!! Its not something that this old Gwamma is gonna try soon - thou !!!!!! LOL
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    • the mosh pit G! where have you been all these years?! never seen it explained in that flowery language tho lol

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      • I see that we are being invaded again !!!!! Bloody spammers
        never heard of a mosh pit Seas - sorry.
        Very sheltered ?????? ditsy ??????? or just plain old dumb !!!!!???? LOL
        "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

        ...small steps....

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        • lmao G and i am the one who lives in the boonies! you are not missing much. and sometimes there are things you really dont need to ever know about. like how yummy slow roasted venison shanks are or you will cry every time you dont get any when someone shoots a deer and just carries out the back straps!!! i was very surprised. i have almost burnt out my mincer in the past on the shanks as no way was i gonna sit up all night and the next day silver skinning them. however my fave hunting recipe web site said they turned into something awesome when you slow roasted them and they reckoned we would go for them before the backstraps so i tried. very very different flavour and texture to backstraps. softer, fattier and almost gelatinous where the lines of silverskin had been but very yummy all the same. you almost wouldnt know they were venison but then that also is the slow roasting thing. and it was a wild deer not some farmed one. i reckon the same recipe would work with lamb shanks except i never eat them as some freaking celebrity chef made them popular and now they are big $s.

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          • Gawd yes, who can afford lamb shanks at $15 for two? I've been doing a slow cooking thing with some homekill pork we have in the freezer. Whomever butchered this poor beast put portions in plastic bags with no labels, so we are left with unidentified parts that I havn't a clue what to do with! There are some lovely fatty small cuts with the odd bone in several of the bags, that I've been slow cooking in soy sauce, garlic, ginger and chilli for about an hour and a half, then I blast the oven up hot for the last 40mins to get them crispy and sticky. Yum.

            First day of school today *happy dance*

            Still undecided about my cholesterol check. I'm thinking I'd be unlikely to take meds if the results were bad, at my age I do not want to be taking pills everyday for something I'm not sure needs treating in the first place. It may be that the Dr insists on testing regardless and given that this is for my visa I'll have to do as she says.

            Starting to do the big clear out at home in preparation for our move. I've sold some nappies on TM, which is just a drop in the bucket but its a start, so I got keen last night and listed more baby stuff and some books. I've got my eye on a few bits and pieces for the hospice shop now. Its very cleansing for the soul all this biffing.

            Did I mention that it is the first day of school today?

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            • A friend of mine is thinking of going in for a cow-share. Essentially, we buy the cow and pay half, they care for it, and then butcher it (we'd have to split some of those costs), and then we get 1/2 the cow in a year. Interesting investment.

              We'd have to buy a freezer, too. Apparently 1 cow lasts two people 1 year. I assume that 1/2 cow will last three people about 1/3 year. I'm wondering if it will cost less. . . But, the quality will be great so. . . hmm. It's a toss-up. We'd still have to buy regular meats 2/3 of the year, though.

              hmmm.

              foraging and learning to fish is progressing, too. Slowly, but progressing.

              school starts for us next thursday. we are all looking forward to it. Reminds me, I need to toss DS's backpack in the wash.

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              • Cow share is a really cheap way of getting your meat, and you know where its come from and you know how its been processed. I'd go for it if I were you Zoe. We picked up a cheap second hand chest freezer off TM a few years back (just make sure the door seals are intact) and it was a very wise investment. I don't know that we've ever had 1/2 a cow before, but certainly a 1/3 lasts us for ages. I think DH worked out that after processing the meat worked out at less than $8 a kilo which is very cheap. I like that you get unusual cuts as well, things that you won't find at the supermarket like heart and tongue.

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                • afternoon ladies - just back from the hairdressers in Culvie.................. I have had a lovely day.
                  Good luck with the first day back at school LL. Any tears ??????? And giving things away is so very therapeutic for the soul....one mans rubbish...etc
                  Get that trade me 'to do' list on the go too........it can be a great little money earner !
                  and Zoes, I haven't heard of this cow sharing thing, but what a brilliant idea. I agree with LL - just do it !!!!!!
                  "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                  ...small steps....

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                  • First day of school today *happy dance*
                    i am jealous! i have been out in the stinking heat with whining ratty kids all day. i threw a total hissy fit and made them go home as they were acting up so much. i so need some space. 5 days to go!!!

                    i have gotten 1/4 cow of the neigbour before. lots and lots of mince and stewing steak in relation to the good cuts. prob about 1/3 mince. it does depend on the butcher who cuts it up or if you end up with the cow in one piece that you have to cut up as well. around here alot of people sell their cows to the works and spend the money on steak instead. personally i prefer a deer and i prefer venison and also you get more better quality meat i reckon.

                    LL i am guilty of not labelling bags as well. i do cut all the meat off my venison so it will either be steak, stir fry or roasting lumps. i keep meaning to get organised and label it but everytime i end up with the wrong bags and the sharpie wont write properly. wild pork in my freezer will be either backstraps or legs which are self explanatory.

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                    • Hey it's nice to know that my freezer full of randomness is not alone. We did end up with a roast the other day, instead of the chops I meant to thaw out, but thankfully I had time to cook it - happy accident.

                      Absolutely no tears at school this morning Gwamma. Some of the other kids were clinging on but DS was great, he asked me to come in with him and then announced shortly after that I could go now. I made a hasty exit!

                      Home for the afternoon now, off to ferrit out more TM stuff..........

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                      • aw don't talk about school.
                        My big boy starts Monday, and every time I think about it I cry.
                        My husband is off work Monday because I know ill need him lol
                        My son on the other hand is very excited.

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                        • Aww Ayla, that's sweet that your DH will be there to support you. My DS is a busy wee boy, with tons of energy so school is very good news for both him and his exhausted parents . This is his second year so we're well practised now. My DD will be starting school in Brunei later this year, she's not quite 4 yet and I'm not sure how I feel about that for now. She already does kindy and day care 5 days a week so I suppose it'll be much the same?

                          Good luck!

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                          • He did go to a Steiner preschool for 2 days a week 2011, and 1 term of 2012 and I missed him every second LOL.
                            He is really looking forward to school though, so I am happy about that, but it is a bit hard to let go you know what I mean?

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                            • my youngest is 2.5, so will be at home with me for at least another year yet, so will be good to spend one on one time with him.

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                              • We did end up with a roast the other day, instead of the chops I meant to thaw out, but thankfully I had time to cook it - happy accident.
                                if you have a sharp knife, you can always steak a roast but you cant turn steaks into roasts!

                                i love my kids more than anything but i still reckon they need time away too. i find that i also have alot of things i need to do which they make it difficult to do as they havent quite gotten the basic concept that i need to earn money to support them, or we need not to make loads of noise creeping up on the prey sorta thing. it does blow me away that when i was their ages ( 9 and 12 ) if i had beaches, inlets, horses, bush, dinghys and bows and arrows. even just a 1 acre back yard with bush on, i would not be within tripping over distance of my mum, she wouldnt have seen me for dust from when i got up till it was dinner time!

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