The Right Tools
To build something you need tools.
To accomplish a project, you need tools. The type of tools you will use, depends on the project itself.
For each of the projects posted here, I will tell you te range of tools you might need. Some of them you might already have, like a knife. Others you might want to get for future projects.
They will be divided in tiers, from the absolute basic to the "pro" choice, and you may choose which one to use or get according to your skill and confidence level.
Parts, Parts, Parts.
Let’s build a human. Impossible! Humans are born, not made (yet, anyways).
Let’s build a car. A bit overwhelming, isn’t it? We need an engine, that engine needs a water pump for cooling, the pump is made of a housing, a pulley, there are seals and a thingy that turns to pump the water. How about the distributor? And so on.
How about something simpler, a desk.
Still too complicated if you think about it. You need parts. You need raw materials.
What do we need to build a desk? We need wood or metal. We need drawers, but the drawers are made of other parts, the casters to move it around are made of other parts!
This is getting out of hand! Soon we will end up talking about atoms.
The point here is that vey complex structures like a car, can be broken down into parts. Those parts in turn, can be simplified into more parts if necessary. Even humans are made of parts made of parts made of parts (we just don’t assemble humans in factories).
If you have a project or a problem, they too can be broken into more manageable parts.
That is exactly what we are going to attempt here and we will learn to simplify our life into simpler tasks.
Just keep in mind, every part has a function, but some parts are optional. If it serves no purpose, maybe it shouldn’t be included.
Also, in some cases, we will buy the parts already made, but for the most part, we will buy raw materials to build.
If you want to save time, you can buy everything right now and save the trouble and hassle.
There is satisfaction in accomplishing projects and it requires patience. You will also save money and learn a lot by doing your own stuff.
Break complex problems into smaller parts, and solve those individually.
Make a list of things to do and simplify your chores or projects.
Let's Start with a pickle
Hamburgers sometimes have pickles. Life too!
Problems are usually referred to as “pickles”. We will run into problems. But, thankfully, we are talking about a literal pickle for our hamburger.
We will start building our hamburger form parts, and we need raw materials for that, they have to be processed and shaped into useful parts for our hamburger.
Here is how we can prepare pickles from scratch. Let’s hope we don’t end up in a pickle!
(This part is optional. If you don’t like pickles in your hamburgers, skip ahead.)
Fill the jar with the vinegar half way to 2/3 up. (50% to 70%) You can use distilled vinegar, white vinegar, apple vinegar even synthetic vinegar. The choice is yours based on your taste. All of them are usually 5% concentration.
Put the spices in. I use a bit of mustard ( Yes, yellow mustard from the bottle), freshly grated turmeric for color. pepper corns and a bit of salt. All of those to taste. Not too much, though.
If you want to experiment with other spices like rosemary, thyme, oregano or others, make a small batch in a small jar. That way, if you don't like it, it's not the end of the world. And, who knows, you might discover the next big thing!
Top up the jar with water and cap tightly.
Let the pickles do their thing for 2 weeks if kept at room temperature or 3 or more weeks if kept in the fridge. I have done both and they turn out great. If kept outside of the fridge, top the jar completely and seal tightly. Once you open them (after 2 weeks, then they go in the fridge (Just like the "store bought").
Enjoy your pickles in salads and of course, hamburgers. Don't forget to share with friends and family!
Congratulations! You have just learned how to make our very first part for our hamburger!
Success and failure
Experiencing a loss is a port of life. No, I don't mean your car keys in the morning. We are going to experience loss in this process.
We are going to experience failure. We will plant some vegetables, and chances are, not all of them will make it. It is part of life. You might experience it as a loss. especially if there is attachment involved. If you invested time, effort, if you cared for something.
The idea is not to minimize it or forget about it, but to deal with it as a part of life. IT WILL HAPPEN.
We could trash a piece of wood, or break some glass or something. Those are material things. However, when working with plants, they might die on us. It feels awful sometimes. It's not like you just say, "Oh, well.. they died" and carry on as usual.
Every time there is a risk, there might be loss. You must accept and understand that.
There is loss in life sometimes, and you have to find ways to deal with it.
About this idea
The idea of The Perfect Hamburger came one day. Out of the blue. The "perfect" hamburger, or the "perfect" whatever, is something that requires effort, skills, and in the end, it brings lots of satisfaction. Remember, nothing is perfect.
The Perfect Hamburger (which is pretty much any goal you set for yourself or project you have) starts months before you even taste it.
We will see organization, building techniques, cooking, planting. Basic skills any one should have. So this blog is for you. It is for your family, your teenagers. It is meant to teach you skills to improve your life and help you grow as a multifunctional person.
There will be failure and loss. There will be satisfaction and learning.
Get rid of your fear.
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