A funny phrase.

Ok, last week in a nut shell, “in a nut shell” that’s a funny phrase isn’t it? Hang on I’ll look up it’s origin. Apparently first seen in 77A.D. In the work of Pliny the Elder. Cicero recorded the poem of Homer called Iliad, was written so tiny it was either enclosed in a nutshell or described as being written so tiny it would fit in a nutshell? Anyway it was tiny, Cool! Well my antics whilst not poetry & probably wouldn’t fit in a nutshell, let me think for bit?

My maybe a little nutty last couple of weeks.

Our winter temps are here a little early, is the talk of the town. It’s been 1c, 33f at night. To some of you that may be ok, usually we’re eased into this kind of cold, but no “BAM” here it is. I’m a beach bum country chic & up with the birds does not fly with me in winter at all!!!! My whinge out the way.

As a result our days have been slow, I am getting at least one project done a day & better yet getting use out of the projects completed & tweaking them in the process.

You remember the one I did for Mothers Day, I have added an extra to it. The big pot has the dog food in it, Chicken rice & vegies & I drop the pot into the barrel of hot coals to complete cooking & when it’s cooled, I bag the food up into portions & freeze it. Cheap as, & I know what our Walter & Princess are eating.


The hot plates are standing at the sides as there was a slight breeze that day & with our surroundings there is no such thing as being too paranoid. I may cut a piece out of the barrel to slide the metal frame further in, Looks like a perfect set up for a smoke oven????. The red pot has coconut milk curry chicken cooking ready for dinner that night YUM. The hot plates fit on top of the metal frame. Where did I get the metal frame from? That was what the motor of the woodchipper was packed into. I am a rockin recycling Queen I know! haha

Oh & Mum & I toasted & ate Marshmallows whilst all this cooking was going on, cause you can have dessert any time of day, right?

As you all guessed I love animals & have always had a great repo with them. You know the kid in the neighbourhood who everyone brought animals to, yeh I was one of them, ok this is freaking me out a little now. Mum & I having lunch at riverside park, hello, first on Mums side then mine. There were 3 of them, thankfully we ate what birds eat apparently. I asked if they heard about us through the bush tweeting telegraph they wouldn’t tell me. Too sweet


It was great chatting tweets & sharing lunch.

If there was ever a time to steal a trailer, it’s ok I am not that silly but can you see why I would be tempted. I was in the car on my own & talking to it in the hope that it could lip read, I wonder why my friends often shake their head at me, I gave it my address, told it the pen is almost ready, you never know it may turn up on our doorstep. I think it was even smiling at me don’t you?


It is so missing a pink bow between it’s ears.

I mentioned how cold it was, well it became urgently necessary to get PJs for Walter. They are ridiculously, rudely expensive new. What to do? Danny’s old rug, perfect. I cut the neck piece of the rug off, with a little extra skirt more. Stitched it at the front so it slips over his head . Machine stitched around the edges so the quilting wouldn’t fall out. Cut a belly strap off the rug & attached one end on the top of his back, that way when it is done up the buckle wont dig into him when he’s curled up & “tada”. I may pretty it up for him, I think he looks sufficiently humiliated but happy for the moment.


His tail wag is a blur of uncertain gratitude.

Meanwhile our Turbo is obviously psychotically deliriously warm & snug under the blankets with me.


She’s actually hugging my arm. Too funny.

Well it’s probably more likely to fit in 2 coconuts & a duck egg, than a nut shell. That’s my joyous frolicking fun of late.

Have a awesome time in alll that you do this week & beyond. Thank you for being you.

Author: workinacresnothours

Hi my name is Linda & Frolicking and Feeding, Land living for living land, with God, Love and a touch of fairy dust it's fun & it can be done. Working a small 5 acre farm with my mother, I am a single Mum with 2 adult children. As a single woman its so easy to doubt yourself. My hope is that my antics give you confidence and insite that you too can achieve your dreams.

13 thoughts on “A funny phrase.”

  1. Thank you for being YOU!! ❤️ I Love this and am sharing back to you sweet pony sister! Love the kookaburra hanging out with you and the cute pig looked like he was smiling at you too!! I’m hoping it doesn’t get too cold there. Walter looks all snug in a rug, cuteness right there!! Ooh, I love toasted marshmallows too!! YUMMY!! I wish I could send some of our heat your way as it’s really hot here!! Have a great weekend and week ahead! ❤️🐴🤠❤️

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    1. Oh thanks pony sister friend. It’s markings are very Kookaburraish I think from what Mum said it’s from the butcher bird genus, I forgot to ask it. lol. My photo wasnt very clear from my phone. How adorable was the pig I so can’t wait to dress up my own one day. Walter loves his rug & obligingly stretches his head out to have it put on, every night. I have never had smores before & we have milk chocolate coated granita biscuits so next time we gonna mash toasted marshmallows between 2 biscuits & see how much mess we make. lol. I feel the warmth from your pony sisterhood friendship always. Stay cool

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    1. I love finding out where old sayings originated from. I try to make it fun but I think I could hide the fact that I am bit of a nutter better. (nutter get it, haha). Sorry! Thanks for reading my blogs I appreciate you very much. Have a wonderful wandering week my friend.

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  2. You ARE a recycling queen! I never thought of cooking my own dog food, always just bought the bagged stuff. If I ever get another dog, I am going to do the same. I may ask you for your recipe! 🙂

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    1. Thankyou my friend my brain doesn’t switch off with the ideas, it’s too much fun. lol. As for the dog food we sadly had a few people in our area & friends loose their dogs to cancer & the ironic thing was they were all young & eating the same biscuit brand, my daughters dog included, was only 2. There was a write up on the internet about this happening (haven’t heard anything since). so here you go, whatever quantity you want of rice, bag of cheap frozen vegies(no onions) a whole chook or drumsticks. Boil chook scoop out bones add the vegies & rice, done. It’s great cause you can introduce the feed to puppies mixed with goat milk as soon as you bring them home. Have a fun run rest of the week.


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