Taswater night cleanup…

A cleanup at night by TaswaterA week or so ago Tas networks trimmed the trees with a very large cherry picker which they parked on the nature strip. The ground there was always a bit spongy and the cherry picker left its mark. Today water started to pool on the surface and so I thought it best that Taswater should be informed, seems a pipe had been fractured…

The best Lamb burgers in town!

The best Lamburgers in town

Braefield farms not only sell really good Lamb Burgers they also sell really fresh chilled meat, even whole lambs for the freezer if you want it. It is one of the only places in Launceston where one can buy very fresh liver.  A lot of people get squimish about eating anything other than prime cuts of meat. Really fresh liver chopped into thin strips rolled in wheat germ and stone ground whole wheat flower then sauted is a dish to behold. While I was making my selection of liver from the mobile chiller a lady remarked we only feed that to our cat. I answered your cat may be better fed than you!

There is a lot of social pressure because environmental concerns to eat less meat and this is especially true when we have the duopoly of Coles and Wollies almost controling the food supply. Why would we buy meat that in many cases is slaughtered and packed on the mainland and then presented for sale in Tasmania when there are good honest local farmers going broke because of the despicable duopoly. We always try to buy local to the extent that we are prepared to do without if we can’t buy what we want. We feel it is far better to buy quality lesser cuts of meat than to buy just anything we can get from Coles and Woolies. Its better for us and better for Tasmanian farmers and self-sufficiency in general which is essential if Tasmania is going to progress.

Cataract Gorge east of the sentinel

Cataract Gorge east of the sentinel

Cataract Gorge east of the sentinel after a short sharp shower. I seems the gardeners have been busy as many of the dead she oaks along the sentinel path have at last been removed. In some areas along the path the river had become almost totally obscured… Not good with the number of tourists making the trek up to the lookout.