Kooky in the bathtub

We have been having some fun lately. Hi everyone, are you well?, I hope so. Walter has an ear up ready for adventure.

You can just see him through his glass artwork

I just love Christmas time & the fun thing this year was we needed a new Christmas tree. Oh it is a beaut. I searched all over town which only takes a moment which is what I love about our town. Guess what? Town ran out of Christmas trees! 3 weeks before Christmas, crack me up that’s hilarious.

It reminded me of the great school shoe shortage of 2008. Too funny.

In the past for fun & experimentation we had a gumtree branch for a Christmas tree another year I did a wood pile(can’t find the photos?) this year compliments of just outside the fence line it’s well how about I just show you.

There is a star wrapped in the top branches

Isn’t it adorable. I have put pretty material to hide the black bucket since.

We had help putting it together

Aussie Elves

We have had great rain lately.

A view from our little town lookout

Surprisingly we did not get any of this ominous looking weather in town this day, you can see the rain fall too the right. This just blew north. This can be the cruelty of drought too we can get clouds like this for months & not get a drop. Not being in drought at the moment, thankfully, it’s been glorious.

Mum & I took a little trip the back way home it’s pretty country. We didn’t get too far as the water was just starting to lap over the surface of the bridge. The force of the water is not worth the risk. We have seen land rearranged by flooding. All this water is from up river so we can have no rain in town but it can still flood. Nature is amazing.

You can just make out the white wash as the water violently washes over the bridge.

In the paddock this month. Adorable poor little Peewees. Thankfully our Zina horse is gentle & hadn’t stomped them.

Had a broken wing & leg from fall?
Check the attitude, obviously strong but way too little to fend for itself.

Mum & I had been watching the parent Peewees tend to their young for a couple of weeks, not that we could see much they were way way up in the tree top. We had some rough weather, or was that the cause? I wasn’t quite sure?

Clearly a Frolic & Feed front headlines news story.

From the heated conversation that was going on between the parents & the Kooky the next day. Did the Kooky have a claw in it I don’t speak either Kooky or Peewee, I cannot be a hundred percent sure of the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Tucked into an old nest,(I have collected a few) & placed safely in a box. With their bellies full of grasshoppers & worms it was off to the vet.

When well enough they will be released back into our area.

Back at home I started topping up all the water troughs, crank up the pump at the dam & filling the horses tub first, I noticed Walter doing his “come & see this Mum” dance. Well here’s what I retrieved.

Could it be any cuter

The silly little thing had obviously thought the leaves in the tub were tucker. After a moment it flew off, dried off & came back for the dinner later.

So that’s all for this month so far. Whatever adventures you have your way may they be full off fun, love & laughter.

Always adventure time here at Frolic & Feed Farm

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.

22 thoughts on “Kooky in the bathtub”

  1. Howdy! I absolutely love your Christmas tree and the little helpers along for the ride! 💚 So cute! Your town is absolutely beautiful and so green. What a great day for a photo with all those cool rain clouds!! I just Love it so much! And I could see how high the water is and the bridge, nature sure is wonderful and has it’s mysteries too! I’m so happy you saved the peewee’s, I hope they will recover from their injuries. At first I thought you may be having a conversation with the kookaburra! It looked like it was looking at us like what’s up? Haha, you are so in touch with nature and all it’s beautiful gifts!! Stay safe and have a WONDERFUL Christmas and Happy New Year!! Sending Love from across the pond to my horsey friend and your family! ❤️🐴❤️

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    1. Right back at ya my treasure of a pony friend. I had a sense we were being watched as we carried the tree in, they have since moved out I’m sure to help construct many more Christmas trees. Sometimes the vets tell us how things are other times we never know which is ok as I know I have done right by the little sweet hearts we come across. Isn’t the kookaburra just too cute, they crack me up sometimes, we talk often at feed time on the verandah, I even have had them land on the spoon before I even get the food on their plate. Have you heard the Aussie song, “Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bush is he, laugh Kookaburra laugh Kookaburra gay your life must be. Google would sing it for you. We are truly blessed to have what we have & I include all my blogging friends in my wonderfully blessed life. I will wish you & yours much Merry Merry again. As just one Merry Merryment is not enough.

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      1. Oh Yes!! All of us kids growing up sang that song and I think my Mom taught it to us so whenever I see kookaburra in print I think of that song. Actually, I think it’s in a children’s book now that I think about it. Now I know why they are so special and practically eat out of your hand!! Just had to say, I’ve got that song in my head right now and wanted to share yes, it’s very popular!!! ❤️

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    1. Thankyou so much my horsey friend. I swear sometimes they just drop in front of me whether to say hello or help I am truly privileged. I do love all the information & insight into our wonderful Equine family that you find & share. Such kindredness brings joy to my soul. Have a Merry Merry Christmas you & all your menagerie.

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    1. Thankyou my friend. I am so glad I convey some of the joy we have as so often we just giggle & grin at all that goes on around us. I hope this Merry season brings you much joy & lots of love from those you treasure.

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    1. Thankyou my friend, I had a laugh at our little tree this morning it is now leaning against the wall. I keep telling it to hang on til Christmas day. Is truly funny. I may have words with the Elves if I see them. Have a Marvelous Christmas Day.

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  2. Good old Walter letting you know something was amiss. And just as well. Poor little drowned rat needed a hand.
    I just love your Christmas tree! It is awesome. Why buy one when you can have one that looks as good ( and natural) as this. Is it a Casuarina?

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    1. Walter is so great at alerting me to issues. I was relieved I would have been devastated if I was too late, the kookaburras are local & soooo adorable. I think the tree is in the casuarina family we have a few varieties dotted around the property. It didn’t smell like a pretty tree at first I forgot until they dry a little its a little smelly but nothing a bit of lavender & sage doesn’t cover. lol. Have a wonderful Christmas day tomorrow my neighbour friend.

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  3. Ah! Kooky refers to the Little Cutie! Got it!

    I love that your Christmas landscape looks kinda like mine (in Singapore) and yet different (you have so much lovely open space!). And what a novel & creative tree you put together … 3 weeks before Christmas and no more trees?!!!!! Amazing – but shortages are not uncommon these pandemic days; one just never knows where it will strike next!

    Wishing you a wonderful close to the year, and a hopeful start to 2022!

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    1. Lol, I wondered if many would get the spelling reference. The last few weeks I have been running in & out between rain storms to get jobs done it feels very tropical here at the moment, the open space is what we love the most. Our precious little town is known for it’s shortages most stores are not big enough to hold much, so we have been running out of things way before the pandemic even hit, it’s one the most endearing things about our little town. I do feel for people in countries where so much is uncertain. We truly are the a very blessed country.
      Much happiness to & yours for the new year ahead my friend.

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