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Welcome back to the last Good Morning Mondays Link Up for 2017, next time we get together the New Year will be passed and the year begun.

I have decided to take a break until Monday 29th January 2018 and then our weekly link up will return, and I’ll be looking forward to catching up with you all again.

We’ve had a busy week and even our no 2 daughter has stated how quick it has gone. Even with our usual bible study and school finished there was heaps to do.

I met with my friend on Wednesday for our Bible Study and as usual we enjoyed our time together. We are taking a break between Christmas and New Year to spend time with family and she’ll be away as well for a couple of days.

On Thursday evening our no 2 daughter and myself went in to help friends deal with some ducks for Christmas dinner. I actually went to socialise but our daughter went to gut. They did six in all and I spent some time plucking black feathers out with tweezers (whilst I socialised). I’ve decided that if we ever have ducks we will definitely have white feathered ones.Our new hens are over a month old now and they are going really well. They enjoy being on the lawn but it won’t be long before we need to move them to a bigger pen, they are growing so quickly.I made up a couple more home made pots with succulents for friends, the little white one has already been gifted and the other one will go on Christmas Day.Our wonderful no 1 son bought me this lovely outdoor setting for Christmas. I have been wanting a nice table and chairs for our front veranda and we finally found one that wasn’t too expensive. I’ve even got a nice pot of succulents on top and I’m looking forward to many cuppas and chats out there.It’s set up to look over our front yard to the highway and it’s a pleasant, restful view.

It’s been a busy weekend, finishing and wrapping presents and cleaning up outside so that we can eat out there. Christmas Day is meant to be quite cool but we’ll be sheltered out the back. We are having friends over for Christmas dinner and there will be eleven of us. We are really looking forward to it and the children are keen to have their friends here to play.

Boxing Day we will have our family here, and we will enjoy another dinner together. What with family and friends there will be plenty of fellowship over the days coming up, and for us that’s what it’s all about – giving, caring and sharing of all that God has blessed us with.

Due to our dodgy internet I can’t do a top three, we are working on fixing the problem but just haven’t gotten there yet.

Thank you for sharing your posts on our link up and may you be blessed each time you visit.

After Christmas we will be just chilling out before the New Year and tidying up. We don’t have anything really planned and I’m looking forward to doing some knitting and crocheting and catching up on some Bible Study.

Well my friends, I hope and pray that you will all have a blessed Christmas and that God will impact your lives as you come into 2018. May we all endeavour to live for Him every single moment and day of our lives.

Have a great Christmas, New Year and January until we meet up again.

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


 

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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #154

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Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been?

Only a week to go to Christmas, my how the year has gone by. I remember as a child that Christmas holidays always took so long to come around, but not anymore.

Our no 2 son turned 10 this week and was thrilled with his new Lego creation and it only took him 2 days to get it done. He’s really amazing with how he can build these things and he is learning so much. This one is an air operated but it does have instructions for putting a motor on it as well.I met with my friend again this week and we are enjoying our time together getting to know one another and studying Mark. The children had a great time in the playground and we are looking forward to our time again this coming week. My friend is going away after Christmas so we won’t meet until the New Year.

My wonderful husband has been busy at work fixing tractors and headers to keep them running for harvest time. He keeps all his tools in his truck and he does a great job, and he can fix just about anything. We are so blessed to have him working so hard to support us all.

It was the children’s last piano lesson this Saturday and they gave their teacher one of the pots we made with succulents in it. It looked really cute and if the plants die she can use the pot for something else. It’s really a win win situation :-).Our lovely son-in-law, no 1 daughter and family were down over the weekend to help celebrate our son’s birthday. We had a lovely BBQ in the botanical gardens after church on Sunday with family and friends.

I apologise that there is no top 3 this week, once again our internet is rather slow… oh well onward’s and upward’s…

This coming week is sort of busy sort of not, there’s last minute Christmas gifts to make and food to organise.  I meeting my friend again for Bible study and our no 2 son has a dentist appointment.

Christmas will be over two days for us with friends joining us on Christmas day and our son-in-law, daughter and family joining us on Boxing Day. So two feast days for us and lots of fun.

After Christmas it’s planning for New Year and then onto our new school year.

Our minister has been preaching about the Love of God and what that actually means to us. All I can say is wow and it’s convicting.

May you all have a good week, I pray that it won’t be too hectic and that in all the preparations for Christmas we don’t forget what we are really celebrating.

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #153

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Hi everyone, welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

As the weeks get closer to Christmas time seems to speed up and it can become quite hectic. I am thankful that we don’t have a lot of Christmas breakups to attend as it makes life much easier.

In Australia it is the end of the school year and we don’t start back until the end of January so the period over Christmas is our summer holidays, although at the moment summer is hiding.  We like to start school in mid January so that we’ve got some routine before we start our usual music lessons and other classes.

We had our weekly Bible study this week and due to other commitments it was our last one for the year. We had been going through a DVD series on the Reformation and it was so good to hear about the Reformers who gave so much of their lives to the working of presenting the truth of the Bible to the everyday people.

I also met with my friend for our Bible study on Mark and we are enjoying our time together and we are becoming good friends and learning so much from each other. The children had a good time in the park to this week and they enjoy each other’s company as well.

On the farm front the piglets are starting to roam and are often seen out and about.They are so cute but as they get bigger and dig deeper they can be a bit destructive.

My amazing husband and our no 2 son got in and rotary hoed the 2nd raised bed and then they helped me mulch it. It is so good to have this job done. We then planted a couple banana trees and some tomatoes and more zucchinis in the bed.
We also planted some more pumpkins and I’m looking forward to harvest time.

We had our last pottery session for the year and I brought home my honey pot and a few other dishes. I’m so pleased with this but I’m not sure I want to use it in case it gets broken.
Our no 2 daughter brought home a couple of pots as well as this one below which she has just left in the plain terracotta. This would be a great bread basket because you can actually put it in the oven to heat up or it would also look good with succulents in it, but she hasn’t decided yet.We had out local Christmas Carols on Friday night and there were also some games, a puppet show, craft and stories in the gardens for the children before hand. Our no 2 daughter had a great time helping one of the ladies from church with the craft activities and our 2 no son had a great time playing with his friends.

The carols were lovely and it was so nice to sit and sing our lungs out in praise and worship to God.

We’ve had a quieter weekend which has been nice. My husband had work he had to finish on Saturday morning so he took our no 2 son with which he always enjoys, and he is learning so much.

Okay that’s our week, onto our link up…

Our top three this week were…Links, Books, and Things I Love – December 2017 from Lisa Notes….The TRUTH Behind Perfect Facebook Posts… by Taylor-Made-Homestead Best Health and Fitness Gifts for 2017 by Looney For Food

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, it is always a blessing for me.

Well my friends this coming week we have no Bible study on Tuesday night but I am still meeting with my friend for our study of Mark. We have no pottery but the children have their last Bible Class for the year on Friday.

We need to see a dentist for our no 2 son so that might be Friday as well if we can get in.

It’s our no 2 son’s birthday this week so that’ll be fun and he is looking forward to it as well. There is a couple from church getting married on the weekend and we have all been invited to the afternoon tea, so that should be nice.

Christian weddings are just wonderful, when a man and woman become one united under God it is a blessing.

Okay my friends have a great week and I look forward to hearing about how you are all going.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #152

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Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been?

We’ve had a hot and humid week with thunderstorms and plenty of rain and then later in the week we got cold weather. That’s the joy of living here, it’s never too hot or too cold for too long.

The start of the week was quieter which was nice after a big weekend, but my amazing husband still went to work, even in the hot weather.  It was his birthday on Thursday and I’m so blessed to have him in my life and I really appreciate all that he does for me and our family. It was our no 1 daughter’s birthday on Wednesday too so it was nice that we had spent time together the week before. The next birthday is our no 2 son’s in December and he is turning 10 and is so excited about that.

After it cooled off a bit the children and I got some more work done in the garden. We haven’t quite finished planting everything yet but we’re getting there. The strawberries are going great and we are enjoying the fruits as they ripen.I met with my friend this week to continue our study of Mark. I’m really enjoying it and it’s nice to spend time talking and getting to know each other better. I’m looking forward to deepening this relationship over the coming months. We have been meeting in the park so that the children can play but it was so hot that we met in the church hall. This was much better because we weren’t there long and we had a massive thunderstorm and we were pleased to not be out in it.

We had our second last pottery lesson this week and we are finishing up and glazing our items. We got to bring home a few things this week and the bowl below is one that our daughter made. She did a great job and it’s the perfect size for breakfast or dessert.
I finally got to bring home my butter dish and it looks great. I’m so pleased with it but I’m a bit nervous to use it in case it gets broken. The jug I made will probably be used as a vase, because I’m not sure if we can trust the handle or not, but it’ll be good for that.Friday the children had their singing lessons and Bible class and both of these are almost finished for the year. They are enjoying their singing and they have made some great friends at the other class as well.

It was so cold and wet on Saturday that we didn’t get too much done outside but we finished a few inside jobs instead.

On Sunday we had our last fellowship luncheon for the year and we enjoyed a lovely BBQ and time together. These luncheons are so important for healthy church relationships, it’s so good to take the time to get to know one another.

Okay that’ll do, onto our link up…

Our top three this week were… 26 Devotions Focusing on Christ in the Nativity Alphabet–Behold by Beth Willis MillerHard Questions: Can You, Should You Give Thanks For That? by The Cotton Apron
Is the Devil about to REEL You in? November 23 by Soul Survival

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up.

This coming week we are going to do our Christmas cards and send them out, we’re also going to start on some Christmas gifts. We have our Tuesday night Bible Study as well and I’m meeting with my friend again to do our Bible study on Mark.

We’ve also got our last pottery session for the year and we won’t be able to bring everything home this week but we’ll have to collect it before Christmas.

I’m not sure yet what’s on next weekend but I know we’ll have piano lessons and then home time.

I’ve started a study with the Koinonia Institute with Chuck Missler and it’s been really good so far. I started on the Old Testament and it’s so amazing to hear of all the different codes that have been placed in the Bible. These codes don’t matter to our daily walk but give God’s word authority and authenticity, it’s just so great.

I hope I can keep up with it, this Old Testament course is 12 weeks and then I want to do the New Testament in the New Year.

I’m excited for next year and we are starting a Book Club at our church for the ladies and I’m blessed to be able to facilitate this group. The first book we are starting on is Fervent which connects with the movie War Room. Interesting times ahead.

So that’s our week for you and I look forward to hearing about how you are all going.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


 

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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #151

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Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been?

Another week gone and another week closer to Christmas, it feels hectic but I’m not sure why??

It’s been warm here this week so the children and I got out in the mornings after breakfast to work in the garden and got nearly the first raised bed weeded and mulched and planted out. Then later in the week it was hot and humid and we had thunderstorms and heaps of rain which for us is such a blessing (but not for the farmers trying to bale hay).

We’ve still got another bed to get mulched and planted but we’re hoping to get it done this week. My husband brought over the hay so it’ll just take a bit of leveling and then spreading the hay out. The good thing with the big squares is that you can take slices off and lay them on the beds.

Our no 2 son was blessed to go with his dad on a job on Monday afternoon and that is always fun.  They were up the bush and on the way home there were heaps of blue tongue lizards around and crossing the road and they stopped and he caught one.  

We have now officially finished farrowing – that is all our sows have had their piglets. We are so blessed by God’s provision and the health of the little piggies. Below is a picture of the Saddlebacks, they are different to the other ones with being solid in colour with the white strip. Actually some of them are plain black, but that’s fine for us.I met with my friend on Wednesday lunch time and we had a lovely afternoon in the park having a picnic lunch and then doing our Bible study together. The children had a great time too, it was very warm but there was a nice breeze which kept it pleasant. We are learning heaps too going through Mark together and are growing closer together as friends and learning about each other as well.

Our son-in-law, daughter and their children came down for a night to help our no 1 son work on his vehicle. It was great to have them and as it was our son-in-law’s birthday we did have a bit of a feast to celebrate. We had roast lamb and goat, potatoes and salad and a peach trifle and an amazing cream sponge cake made by our no 1 daughter. Suffice to say we didn’t go hungry.

Our no 1 son and his oldest niece enjoying a cuddle before dessert.

Here’s our 2nd granddaughter with the beautiful and yummy sponge her mum made for her dad’s birthday. Sunday we had church and then we had a BBQ lunch in our local botanical gardens for a church friends 30th birthday. It was a lovely time of fellowship and enjoyed by all.

I apologise that we are having internet issues again so I can’t do a top three but we’ll be back next week.

This coming week we want to get more veggie gardening done, we want to make some Christmas cards and finish up some school work. We’ve got piano practice to do and our usual Bible Study on Tuesday night.

We’ve been doing a study on the Reformers and we’ve done Luther and Calvin and this week we’re up to Tyndale . It’s been very interesting.

We’ve got pottery lessons on Thursday night and this is our second last one so we are busy finishing off and making terracotta items as they don’t need double firing.

Children have their Bible class and singing lessons on Friday and I’m hoping to get together with my friend as well to do our Bible study.

It’s also our no 1 daughter and my husbands birthday this week so we’ll be having a special meal one night for that.

So that’s our week for you and I look forward to hearing about how you are all going.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


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Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been?

It’s been a busy week for us but we have achieved a heap. We had to get the potatoes in the ground because a) they needed to get in and b) we needed the trailer. So Monday was spent cutting and planting 400 kgs of potatoes with the job being finished off on Wednesday. My husband did a great job and with the help of our younger two children he planted, fertilized and mounded the patch before we had heavy rain.

Rows of potatoes

There is now water lying in the furrows between the rows but that is such a blessing and will definitely give them a good start.

Two of the sows we were waiting on to deliver us piglets did that as well this week, with one delivering Monday morning and one Tuesday morning. We now have over 20 piglets with more due shortly from another 2 sows.We had our ladies mission group Christmas luncheon on Wednesday and after that I met with my friend to continue our study of Mark. We are really enjoying this and after we study we are getting to know each other so much better.

We had our usual pottery lesson on Thursday night, but I can’t show you any pics because I’m moving into Christmas present time. We’ve only got a couple of classes left but I think that will be enough time to get everything finished.

Friday my husband and the children were busy planting tomatoes and they got 125 in the ground with another 125 going in on Saturday. We had a couple of big thunderstorms this week and heaps of rain so the ground is nice and damp again and the air is very muggy due to the warmth.

Friday afternoon the children had their usual Bible class and my husband went to pick up 100 day old chickens to add to the mix of farm life. These are our usual White Leghorn x New Hampshire chickens that will (in about 16) weeks start laying beautiful big eggs. Most of these will be for sale and this is our no 2 daughter’s business venture.
They are cute and fluffy now but they’ll grow up pretty quick.

Saturday was a busy veggie gardening day and on Saturday night our children were involved in playing background music for a YWAM dessert evening. It was a great night with funds being raised to purchase medical equipment for PNG, and it was good practice for the children too.

Sunday afternoon was our usual rest time so that we sort of catch up for the coming week, that doesn’t always happen but we try. My husband loves to get outside as that’s what he finds relaxing, me… I like my feet up 🙂 .

Okay, onto our link up…

Our top three posts this week were… Oven-Baked Scrambled Eggs by The (mis)Adventures of a Homesteadin’ MamaHappy Homemaker Menu Plan Monday week 46 of 2017 by Chasing My LifeWhat if My Brokenness is Not About Me by Be Thee Inspired

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, you are such a blessing.

This coming week is somewhat quieter with the gardening stuff anyway. My husband will be off farm working this week to catch up on some jobs and I’ll be getting back into routine with school and music.

We have our usual Bible study on Tuesday night and we are studying the Reformers. It’s definitely interesting and we did Martin Luther last week.  Wednesday I meeting with my friend to do our Bible study and I think we’ll go to the park and have lunch as well. Then I’m home until our Bible class on Friday, there’s no pottery this week due the teacher being away.

We have a few birthdays over the next couple of weeks so I’m sure at some stage we will be getting together with our daughter and her family shortly.

We’re being challenged at the moment on forgiveness and handling things the way God wants us too. It’s so challenging to deal with hurtful words and misconceptions against you, but only God knows the truth and we answer to Him. Forgiveness is key to our Spiritual health and well being, don’t believe anyone who says it’s not important and there are plenty of scriptures to support that theory.

We are looking forward to Christmas and all the joy and love and getting together with family and friends that all entails. We are almost in planning mode and I look forward to getting it all sorted with our no 2 daughter and no 2 son over the coming weeks.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #149

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Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been?

Well this past week started out much quieter than last week and it’s definitely a nice feeling to have the freezers full for the coming summer months.

We did some school this week and our usual piano practice, but we didn’t have singing lessons due to a public holiday. So I didn’t go to town until Thursday afternoon and from then on it was a bit busy.

My husband needed to help his mum out with some doctors stuff so I took the time to meet up with my friend to start our bible reading together. We met at the park so that our children could play with her young son on the swings and in the sand. It was a nice warm day with a delightful breeze so it was very pleasant. My friend brought a heap of snacks so no one went hungry.

We’ve now learnt to do our study first and then talk later because we didn’t quite get all the questions answered before my husband returned (and he was a couple of hours). We’ll answer them ourselves during the week and prepare ourselves for next weeks reading and questions before we get together this coming week. It was still good though and we chatted about other “God” stuff so it was an encouraging time.

Thursday evening we had pottery class again and it was nice to get back to it after a couple of weeks off due to our butchery work. We started the evening glazing our finished pots and our daughter did this one below. I think she did a great job.
I finally glazed my butter dish and I did it in white with a speckled glaze over it and I did my jug the same way. I’m looking forward to seeing how they turn out. I also glazed and made another bowl and these will be big enough for a small salad. My honey pot is finished and I’m just waiting to see how it dries this week. It turned out pretty big and I’ll show you when I’ve finished it – coloured and all.We only have about 4 lessons left until the end of the year so this coming week is our last one to make, the rest of the weeks will be glazing and finishing up. It’s been good fun and our no 2 daughter and I have enjoyed this time together learning a new skill.

Friday was a busy day also as we had a Homeschooling forum in Warrnambool. We managed to get a bit of necessary shopping in before it started and then came straight back to Hamilton afterwards for the children’s Bible class.

The weather has definitely started to feel very summery and it’s time to get some seedlings planted. I sowed a heap of zucchini and cucumber seeds in jiffy pots so that when my garden bed is ready I will plant them straight into the straw. The only problem is that the magpies are pulling the pots out of the trays, but we will carry on and I’ll finish doing some more this coming week.
The broad beans have been producing well and we enjoyed them sauteed in butter for tea the other night. there is another lot to pick and we’ll enjoy them later next week when the weather cools a little  bit or I might find a salad recipe for them.
The weekend was our usual piano lessons and then we came home and my husband got us started on planting our potatoes. Next we need to plant our tomatoes which our no 1 daughter grew for us and then it’s the acacias in the orchard. Our trouble here is we are so wet for so long and we can’t get onto the ground to get it ready before we need to plant, so it’s full on when we finally dry up enough.

Okay enough about us onto our link up…

Out top three this week were…

made new by Beth Willis MillerA Weekly Glimpse into our Home #6 by redeeming home Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Diabetes by Fantastically Four

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up and sharing your hearts with us.

Okay this week is almost back to normal – ha ha – whatever that is. We’ve got our regular Bible study on Tuesday night and we’ve got our ladies group’s final meeting for the year on Wednesday and we’re having a bit of a Christmas lunch and I’ll meet with my friend after that for our Bible reading.

There’s pottery on Thursday night and Bible class for the children on Friday, piano lessons on Saturday and farm work after that. In between we’ll do school and my husband will work. They say this time of the year is the crazy busy season and I think they may be right, the good thing is we are doing it and being crazy together.

That is a definite blessing.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


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Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been?

We had a very good, tiring and productive week again and at this moment I just want to go and sit on the couch.

With the help of our son-in-law and no 1 daughter we finally finished our butchery session and the freezers are full, we did 80 kg of sausages and have heaps of mince and roasts and lamb chops and even some goat, which we’re excited to try.

My amazing husband boning out the quarter of beef so that we could make rolls.

My husband is getting an expert at boning meat and he made these amazing rolls out of the quarter of beef above.Our no 1 son was busy makings sausages and I was busy twisting them. Earlier in the week my husband had to go to town to pick up parts so he took me and our no 2 son out for breakfast. This was so nice as it’s been so busy the last few weeks and it was nice to sit back and enjoy our time together.Our no 2 daughter had been visiting our no 1 daughter and her family for a few days and she was enjoying herself as well.

We had our usual stuff on this past week, singing lessons and bible study on Tuesday night. Sunday we had a fellowship luncheon at church as well which is always a good time of getting to know one another.

Our 4 week study called One to One finished on Tuesday night and I think next week we are starting a Reformation Study which sounds very interesting and we are looking forward to that. I now have a friend that I am going to meet weekly to study the book of Mark and I’m excited about that as well. We will start this week and the study takes 8 weeks and then we’ll reassess what we are going to do. We may keep meeting together or we may branch out and meet with someone else, either way this is a good starting point.

And because I can here is a picture of our beautiful youngest granddaughter. She is about 5 months old and is so cute and full of smiles. It was so nice to spend time together over the last couple of days.

Okay that’s enough about our week, onto our link up…

Our top three this week…
Is It Grief or Something More? by Susan B Mead

Six Books I Recommend – October 2017 by Lisa NotesMoney Saving Adventures For Last Week by Blessed In Bowie

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, I hope you enjoyed your visit.

This coming week is hopefully a quieter one and I want to get the children and myself back into a better routine. We’ve got a couple things on this week at night with Bible study and pottery classes again. I haven’t been at pottery for a couple of weeks so it’ll be nice to get back and finish some things up before the end of the year.

My friend and I want to start meeting up this week to read Mark so hopefully we can co-ordinate ourselves.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx


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Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been?

We’ve had a busy, full and productive week, and it’s nice to get to the weekend and somewhat relax a bit.

Earlier in the week we had singing lessons for the children and because we had our bible study on that night we went to the park and did our school work. It was a lovely afternoon but there was lots happening and it was a bit distracting for the children but we pushed on.

The latter half of the week was the start of our bi-annual butchery session and my husband and our no 1 started with a steer on Wednesday night. That was a big job as it was a big steer but that got it done and then on Thursday, with the help of our son-in-law, they did 6 sheep and a goat. Being able to do this really helps us financially and it is such a blessing.

It was nice to have everyone around our table at meals time again. It’s been a little bit since we’ve been together and we had a great time. Our grandchildren are growing up so quickly and they are so cute.While the family were down they helped my husband get one of our sows on top of one of our raised garden beds. Her job is too dig it over and eat the grass so that we can start planting our spring seeds. She won’t take long to knock it all down and seems very content and happy up there.Earlier in the week we were able to get some capsicum and cucumber seedlings in. They are doing really well and I put some preserving bottles over them to protect them from the cold weather. I’ve removed the bottles now as the days are nice and the sun is warm and I don’t want them to get burned off. We also had some new arrivals on the farm with these beautiful kittens. There is four of them and they have only just opened their eyes, they are so soft and cuddly.Apart from all that we did the usual music lessons and the normal chores around the farm. We have a couple sows ready to farrow any time now and our Highland cow just gave birth to a little heifer which is wonderful. She has only had bull calves since we got her so a heifer is just great and we will be able to breed from her later on.

We have been doing a Bible Study called One to One and it is building us up to sharing our faith and reading our Bible with another person. It’s all about relationships and scripture and the Holy Spirit. It’s quite exciting and we are praying about who God wants us to get together with.

Okay, onto our link up…

We are still having terrible internet issues so once again there won’t be a top three. I apologise for this and hopefully it will be all sorted by next week.

This coming week is equally busy with us cutting up and bagging the meat later in the week. Our no 2 daughter is having a bit of a holiday at her brother-in-law and sister’s house which will be lovely for them all. So it’s just the four of us at home until Thursday.

We have our usual singing lessons and bible study on Tuesday night and we’ll probably go to the park again this week for some school work, hopefully the weather will be lovely again.

This post comes to you hoping that you are well.  Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx

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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #146

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Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been?

We’re back from our trip away and it was short and quick but we are all pleased that we made the effort to go. The wedding was beautiful and Christ centred which was even better. The young couple looked so happy and excited. What a wonderful journey together they have just begun.

We traveled all day on Friday and took some back roads so that we could stay out of the cities. As we were driving along my husband spotted a wombat on the road so he stopped so we could have a look. The wombat was way too quick for us to photograph but we managed to see his home in the ground and it was huge.  Wombats do a large amount of damage to the farm land where they live, creating big burrows underground. We were only away for a couple of days but our jersey cow decided it was time to feast on our vegetables growing in our raised beds. I must admit this was rather disappointing but that’s the way it goes sometimes. At least now we have a bit more room to plant some new vegetable seedlings. We still have heaps of broad beans coming on (the cow mustn’t like them) so that’s good and she didn’t touch our onions or garlic – even better. This weekend we got out there and tidied it up and planted some new seedlings suitable to spring and summer growing.

We are still attending pottery classes but we will finish up before the end of the year. We’re busy making those last minute items that have been on our mind to give a go. My butter dish has dried up nicely and I’m looking forward to glazing it in a week or two. Now I’m trying a honey pot in the shape of a bee hive, that’ll be interesting to see how that turns out… stayed tuned.Apart from all that we had our usual week, I’ve been busy trying to catch up on my washing and we’ve been getting back into music practice and school work.

We had the usual weekend, of gardening work and my husband is preparing the ground to plant potatoes. We are also in the planning to get more chickens next month and do our bi-annual butchery session next week.

Our no 2 daughter and myself were blessed to be able to attend a women’s meeting this week and hear from a missionary couple who have been in Vanuatu. Their lifestyle is quite different from ours and it’s always good to hear about spreading God’s word around the world.

I’m sorry to say our internet has been terribly slow so I can’t do the top three this week but it should hopefully be back next week. Thank you to you all for taking the time to stop by and link up, I hope you enjoyed your visit.

The first half of this week will be school and the usual work around the place. We are doing a big butchery session at the end of the week to make sure we have enough meat for the summer months.

Our son-in-law, daughter and children will be done for a quick visit and we are all excited about that. They will be back the following week when it’s time to process all the meat.

We have started thinking about Christmas and the gifts we like to give. It is one of my greatest joys – giving to family and friends. What a blessing to be able to give of your handiwork or your farm to bless others. Putting aside whether you agree with Christmas or not the giving of the gifts God has given us is very important and it doesn’t always have to be a thing but it could be an act of service.

I’m planning on sewing the grandchildren some clothes (they have enough toys) and maybe making a felt book or two, so that should be fun to do. We’ll get through this next couple of weeks and then will get into that.

We’ll also be finishing up our school work for the year, our school year runs from January to December. I don’t like to take too long a break during the Christmas/New Year period otherwise it’s so hard to get started again.

We are being challenged to watch our mouths and our attitudes daily and it’s a humbling walk to be teaching our children at home and learning to live in love and patience each day. What a blessing that God forgives us and loves us unconditionally.

God bless you all.

Keep on keeping on my friends…

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx

 


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