Hi Pie

Ok, so reading my kindred bloggers doing a little catch up, I love all the celebrations & well wishes.

The last few months have been a little hectic normality or something akin to it is coming back into play, so here’s a little story to well, hopefully entertain.

I am sitting in a new posy, I have a large glass sliding door in my room that opens onto the verandah out back, quint essential Aussie home. I’m not sure how long I’ll keep my desk here but a change is as good as a holiday. I can see the chook cathedral & hear the new chicks & the amazing screeching hiccup crow of a young rooster. There is a huge gumtree amongst many on our land but there is one down the bottom corner that at the moment is catching the morning sun highlighting the intricacy of its branches & little pom poms of greenery. Just magnificent.


No I haven’t taken down the Christmas lights yet that’s a job for today. haha

Haha well it’s the next day & the lights are still up, I’ll get there hopefully before next Christmas.

We have a shortage of good feed at the moment. I am yet to do paddock fences & rearrange a couple of gateways to allow tractors, horse float & trailer through & although I was hesitant to use round bales due to mould  & not a natural food source, we have found a wonderful man with impeccable produce so I know no weeds, very little mould spores which I remove if I do find & what I can’t use goes on the garden & breaks down beautifully. The horses get the majority of it & as I haven’t organised gates & fences yet for now we either bring the horses up for feed or drag a whole heap down to the paddock. It is crucial to open it & let it dry out for about a week before feeding if you can. I was very tempted to put a couple of eyes on the bale & call it cousin it, you know from the Adams family. But no for now it just puts a  smile on my dial whenever I look at it.



3 cheeses & spinach Christmas tree fun & yum

Walter & Edward his pet cat turned 1 this Christmas & as you can see they have both settled in well, that’s my bed Edward sleeps in well Walter, Edward & Turbo all crash on my bed. I am NEVER alone. lol


I’m sorry this picture does it no justice at all but Christmas lunch was amazing some of the veggies in the salad were from our garden hopefully next year I can say it was all from our backyard but it was such a great day with the family.


Our desserts top & bottom



And Christmas chickens we had 4 hatch a couple of months ago, 4 more a few days ago & another 4 or 6 on the way even with the huge electrical storm we had they all survived. All the new chicks will add to chook tractor that will be rotated around the property to clean up & fertilize where needed, so excited can’t wait, in the mean time we get to watch them play & grow & crow, well some anyway.

So the lightning storm I managed to screenshot these from a video I took of the storm from our back verandah, this only shows part of the amazing light works, the air was so thick with electricity, the brunt of it hit a couple of towns not far from here taking off people’s house roofs it was so powerful, thankfully no one was hurt.





Playing on the property we have a new Joey. I am yet to catch a picture of the Wallaby & her Joey I caught the Joey frolicking around the other day but I annoyingly didn’t have my phone or camera on me. I so did want to go play though, we are truly blessed to have living amongst us what we have. Cant wait to show you all.


Mums spider lilies put on a show.



Pies family has returned with a new addition, who came to visit us. Looking a little bedraggled after the rain & very kindly cleaned up the dog biscuit that were spilt everywhere from the dog.

From Tweetsville Tops where frolicking & feeding & siestas are the way, hope your new                                                          year is totally great.







Author: workinacresnothours

A woman armed with ancestral wisdom is an unstoppable force. Single Mum living the dream on 5 acres creating an oasis to share with friends and family. With very little money, no machinery it can be done, it has been done,10 years in the making; I have loved every minute through blood sweat and tears. There is no greater joy in life.

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