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  • is 80 deg C dehydrator temp or higher? if you can do it with bacon, you can do it with any meat. i wouldnt bother cooking it first but i eat meat raw. you could marinate in something first i guess to "precook". kumara could work. just try it and see. you could prob do quite a nice pav at that temp.

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    • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
      drooling over the dogs and the chook art here M! who did the chook art? i missed the tattoo convention down here as i had the kids and i thought it was R18. congrats on the farmlet too. you will all love it! do the dogs get hot up north?
      I can't remember the name of the artist, but all hand painted/made, apparently one offs. Got them at the Auckland ink show last year along with another piece that's packed away at the mo, I'll put up pics once we've hung everything

      Funnily is my boy wasabi (the darker one) that can't handle the heat and he's short haired too. He gets bad heat rash and really itchy. Miso (our old girl) has longer hair and seems to do much better, maybe it insulates from the heat add much as the cold.

      Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
      Misabi - have you bought yourself a lifestyle block ??
      Yup, finally sorted it out and moved in on Monday
      3 bedroom cottage on 1.8ha
      If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

      Originally posted by tfarny
      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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      • Misabi - that is so exciting. Your days will be full to overflowing, but it is so nice to be out of the ratrace in the open, fresh air.
        Enjoy!!!!!!!!
        Seas i sort of thought because bacon was already cured it would make a difference - hence the cooking meat question. But yes I think that I will give it a go and see where it takes me.
        I went dairy free about 2 weeks ago, feel great, but I need some more grab snacks when I get hungry, or if I am out or whatever.
        I have been reading furiously since coming back on MDA, and I really think that going back to the basics is what I need right now.
        So here's to " the basics" (raises glass in toast)
        "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

        ...small steps....

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        • So here's to " the basics" (raises glass in toast)
          i'm about to go for a ride on the motorcycle so i will be avoiding those basics right now LOL i did have a night on the ouzo the other day so i skipped dinner. what i want to know is why i always look 5 yrs younger when i get up after a night on the town? i do hardly ever do it but it is something which has intrigued me. my current theory is mild dehydration so no early morning puffiness. on the looking better subject, it is early days yet and i may be suffering delusion, but i have been experimenting with molasses and brewer's yeast for grey hair. the bits around my temples grow out between hair dresser visits and i have to redye them. maybe every 2 weeks. i was at the stage of thinking of re-instating the morticia streaks LOL but i decided to try 6 months on the molasses first. it's been 10 days and i am sure some of the hair is growing back dark.

          i've been getting navel oranges as my snacks. it's almost akin to eating gummy bears they are that sweet. but so nice. that said, i love biltong which is what you would essentially be making. i made some bresaola with some venison a while back and i didnt cook it. i marinated it in coconut sugar and salt and herbs in the fridge for a week or so ( google a recipe ) then i hung it to air dry in my dog tucker fridge. it was incredibly tasty. you could also air dry outside if you had a fly proof net to keep it in.

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          • Miso chilling out and settling into her new home


            The view and sounds from my first Sunday morning in the farmhouse. http://static.photobucket.com/player...020_082800.mp4
            Last edited by Misabi; 10-20-2013, 01:05 AM.
            If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

            Originally posted by tfarny
            If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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            • Awww she looks gorgeous! is that an apple tree there in blossom? what is the other tree to the left of it? i am feeling quite rinsed today. i walked all up 21 or so ks yesterday ( 2 trips around the block with the dog and then a round trip to my fave beach without the dog as he isnt allowed there boo!!! ) the moon rising was phenomenal. well worth the trip to see. today i have been tailing all morning and then i managed a swift walk around the block again before i got the kids. oohh and my naturally fermented ginger beer i made for the kids has actually fizzed!!!!

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              • Possibly, not 100% site what we've got yet. I know there's a macadamia, a low kuat, chilean guava Berry, nashi pear and green gage plum trees. Looks like a small avo tree buried in the copse behind the garage too.

                The moon has been awesome the last two nights
                If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                Originally posted by tfarny
                If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                • chilean guava berries are bushes here. prob a little bit taller than me. they fruit real well. other name is NZ cranberry. i love greengages but they often only fruit every second year. the blossoming tree looks more like an apple or pear to me as it has blossom and leaves at the same time. plums usually get blossom first.

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                  • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                    chilean guava berries are bushes here. prob a little bit taller than me. they fruit real well. other name is NZ cranberry. i love greengages but they often only fruit every second year. the blossoming tree looks more like an apple or pear to me as it has blossom and leaves at the same time. plums usually get blossom first.
                    I had 2 guava berry trees in my old garden, both about 20ft tall
                    If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                    Originally posted by tfarny
                    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                    • Good morning everyone! Though I do believe it's about 230am and tomorrow by you all.

                      G, I got nothing on dehydration of meat. Try as I might, I don't like it, so I've never learned to make it. I'm sure that when the zombies come, I'll learn to like it to survive.

                      Misabi, that dog looks so at peace. Beautiful. I'm delighted for you on your new home.

                      Sea, give it another two decades - a night on the town will show in every pore on your face. LOL. Enjoy youth while it is still yours.
                      "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                      B*tch-lite

                      Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                      • Are wannabe kiwis welcome here? .w.

                        Oh Misabi, you've accomplished my life goal. We'll mostly. Unless you've got a dozen woolly beasts stashed somewhere... But the house and chooks (both art and animals); congratulations and best of luck in the new house.

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                        • Originally posted by RittenRemedy View Post
                          Are wannabe kiwis welcome here? .w.

                          Oh Misabi, you've accomplished my life goal. We'll mostly. Unless you've got a dozen woolly beasts stashed somewhere... But the house and chooks (both art and animals); congratulations and best of luck in the new house.
                          Thanks RR, the livestock are in the pipeline ;-)
                          If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                          Originally posted by tfarny
                          If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                          • I had 2 guava berry trees in my old garden, both about 20ft tall
                            they must do better in a "temperate" climate then LOL

                            Thanks RR, the livestock are in the pipeline ;-)
                            just make sure you dont overstock as 4 acres isnt much. start off small and see how it goes. one small pony eats us ragged on an acre and the plan is to keep the food generally out of them, not fatten them up. the acre it isnt all grass but i still have to move her around the neighbours and the local reserve ( shhhh ) or buy in hay. if you overstock too, you need to drench way more.

                            And J, LOL no way will it ever get like that!!! my theory is you challenge your system once in a blue moon. which is not very often at all. once you start overdoing it, the bloat and all the other nasty symptoms set in.

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                            • Misabi, your place looks awesome! We traded the city for a small village a few years ago, and never want to go back. We only have 1/2 acre at this stage, but if any of the neighbours sell their sections we'll be scrabbling around to find the dollars to buy! We have damson plums, apples, a huge peach tree, grapes, 2 nectarines (that have so far averaged about 2 fruit each, lol), 3 persimmons, and heaps of natives. I don't think you can replace the sound of the birds with anything better, ever!
                              Started Feb 18 2011

                              Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                              Journalling here

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                              • RR we accept all and sundry to our small kiwi chapter !!!!!! you are most welcome ( and I am meaning that you lot are the ALL and I am the SUNDRY !!!!!)
                                what a spectacular piccy Misabi. The wee dog is so cute, and the garden is to die for. You will love the peace and tranquility. ENJOY
                                Seaweed why are you so hard to catch up with (racing round the block putting us all to shame - well me anyway !!!!!) ????????could you possibly bottle a wee bit of motivation and send it to me ????????
                                J what the Hell are you doing up at that hour of the morning ??????
                                yesterday was the most glorious day here in North Canterbury. Almost topless sunbathing weather - however Gwamma does not look good naked !!!!!!! naughty and nice? but not naked !!!!!!!!!
                                Today however is a slightly different story. The wind is howling and its quite cool. I have just been out to give the calves some moozely mixture. Last day on the milk powder yesterday, so some wee unhappy chappies.
                                The two wee lambs that I bought back from the brink are incredibly cute. We had the hairy shaker issue again this year, but these two also were premature and had undershot jaws. The problem with the undershot jaw means that their wee teeth get closer to the teat and cause alot of discomfort to the ewe, so they end up being mismothered. they weren't found until nearly dead, so I tube fed them colostrum for a couple of days, had them under the heat lamp, and inside !!!!!!) Anyway their names are Oak and Pebble.
                                I will try and get a wee piccy onto the computer soon. I have to re practice that one !!!!!! (memory retention is not brilliant for this old Gwamma)
                                Anyway troups enjoy this horrid windy day. I am sure that I will find something positive with the wind !!!!!
                                Off to the Opthamologist again today. Went last week to see if he could to anything with the eye that I have never been able to see through. Even with glasses, things are incredibly blurry. I describe it as if I was driving and I lost the site of my good eye, I can see enough blurr to pull over to the side of the road - sort of.
                                anyway he put a contact lense in my bad eye and it had made a huge difference. Today they will take it out and show me how to do the in/out thing. I am also considering a patch to really try and get the bad eye working. I managed to do a few minutes of the suduko with the good eye closed. Things are stuill blurry, but nothing like they were. Modern science eh !!!!!!!!
                                anyhoo catch you all later
                                me x
                                "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                                ...small steps....

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