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They were the toughest times. Living in the Western Isles, isolation was a way of life. So when the big snows came, the family lived off the contents of the freezer.

Murdoch, with time on his hands, started watching cooking programmes and took over the kitchen and dwindling contents of the freezer.

“We’ve a family to feed! You’ve no idea how to make the food stretch!” complained wife Martha. Murdoch ignored her.

Later he went outside for a smoke. The kids shot the bolt. Murdoch blew a fuse. For Martha, a sigh of relief. The freezer would be full again.

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    Drew Martyn about 2 months ago

    Haha poor old Murdoch. Still, the family's fed... :)

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    The levels women will go to to feed their kids eh?

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    Drew Martyn about 2 months ago

    Haha indeed. Probably nothing worse for Martha than having an idle Murdoch under her feet. Great drabble, Neville.

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Thanks Drew. It grew out of me pondering isolation... and my freezers.

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    shaun about 2 months ago

    Nice one. All credit to Murdoch. He's still providing for his family.

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    Jamie Clapperton about 2 months ago

    Bet a lot of people are having bad dreams along these lines. 😁

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Haha! You could be right Jamie. 😱

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    Christopher about 1 month ago

    Geez! We've had some of our biggest meat processors close down here due to corona, and they say in five or six weeks we'll start noticing their absence, so there may be a lot of spouses that turn up in the freezer!

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