Discussing :: Off the Radar DVD's

There is much romance surrounding the concept of escaping the rat race to live a self-sustainable lifestyle and surely Aotearoa is the best place on earth to make this back-to-basics dream come true... comedian Te Radar is finding out. This series explores the delights and difficulties of trying to sustain oneself off what one man can hunt, grow and fish. Te Radar is discovering there is much to keep one occupied on long cold nights in the tent; do saucers of beer really keep snails off cabbages? Does goat make tasty salami? And what happens when the time comes for Willie the pet pig to hit the dinner platter? Off The Radar also touches on topical green issues... read full article


Off the Radar DVD's

My best outdoor yarn involves me and ****. Can't say any more incase my wife reads this.


Off the Radar DVD's

Gettting our first calf (Tui) to rear and having absoultely no experience (as we were "townies")! Spent two days trying to catch it to feed it (as we didnt have any pens we could put her in), thats how she got her name - wanted to be caught - yeah right! Another valuable lesson on the "farm" never to earth the electric fence should you touch it.....


Off the Radar DVD's

I made a cool 'fort' in our old peach tree for the kids. Unfortunately its beside my vege garden. The kids don't go up there cause they get attacked by mossies, but the possums love to raid the vege garden and sit in the fort eating their plunder. They've made a hell of a mess up there.


Off the Radar DVD's

Husband and son, side by side digging the vege garden, little gardener cracks showing... Hubby going to put the seeds into the garden...they've disappeared... asked me, nope sorry love... looks at son... whos halo is gleaming so innocently... while a whole bunch of seeds and dirt are stuck around his mouth :D


Off the Radar DVD's

Growing your own veges isn't really worth the money since you can buy them for a lot less at the vege markets - unless you're doing it on some scale or have just 1 person to feed a meagre amount. Eg. My efforts this year to start a vege garden. Cost of: pavers (used & won off trademe), husband spending time putting the pavers down and hiring a saw to cut the pavers, husband's effort making a huge planter, cost of wood and mulch. At least we had earth from leveling the bit of paved area so we didn't have to buy earth. And lastly, cost of seeds - they were cheaper than buying seedlings. But I can't complain, the veges are growing well and I amuse the cats with weeding and looking for caterpillars to squash. It' just definitely not worth the money, it's more a hobby thing.


Off the Radar DVD's

A farmer purchased an old, run-down, abandoned farm with plans to turn it into a thriving enterprise. The fields were grown over with weeds, the farmhouse was falling apart, and the fences were broken down. During his first day of work, the town preacher stops by to bless the man's work, saying, "May you and God work together to make this the farm of your dreams!" A few months later, the preacher stops by again to call on the farmer. Lo and behold, it's a completely different place. The farm house is completely rebuilt and in excellent condition, there is plenty of cattle and other livestock happily munching on feed in well-fenced pens, and the fields are filled with crops planted in neat rows. "Amazing!" the preacher says. "Look what God and you have accomplished together!" "Yes, reverend," says the farmer, "but remember what the farm was like when God was working it alone!"


Off the Radar DVD's

As a child the wonder of realizing the beans on the plate were the same as those growing 'free' in the garden.


Off the Radar DVD's

gorging on the blackberries that ran rampant through the neighbours property. while they were out, of course..


Off the Radar DVD's

A very surreal take on the 'night surf' idea - surfing the Severn river bore (England) on an autumn morning in 1990... and then deciding to go back again for a second go 12 hours later... in the dark! Hardcase, standing in the dark on the edge of a river with surfboards in hand listening to the cows chewing their cuds (and they're thinking "These guys are crazy" - yip, we were!) waiting for the bore to come swishing up the river... and it did! Yeehaa


Off the Radar DVD's

My parents wanted to teach me the value of money when I was young, and they also wanted to get me into gardening. So they set up a scheme where I looked after the vegetable garden, and then I "sold" them the veggies (that was my pocket money). All was going well until they realised we didn't seem to have many veggies because I was selling them to the neighbours for a higher price!

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