Hey there everyone and welcome to another Good Morning Mondays.
It has been a quiet week in the blog world and that was probably a bit good (although I missed you all) as we butchered 9 pigs and cut up 1 cow for our freezers.
I started schooling in the afternoons earlier in the week and I was really pleased with the results. The children were more settled and we actually got heaps done.
I have written up a schedule for them and set up specific times for maths, english and music. We actually are able to fit in more subjects. So thank you to the Farmer’s Wife for her great post which gave me the idea.
On Thursday our son-in-law and daughter and girls came down in the afternoon. Our No 1 son and son-in-law went wood cutting and brought home a couple of loads of wood, to help keep us warm.
My husbands parents came over in the afternoon as well and my father-in-law helped my husband butcher 3 pigs whilst my mother-in-law chatted to us and talked to the children.
It was a lovely afternoon and we all shared tea together in the evening. Below is a picture of them all at the table.
There were 4 generations sitting around the table together sharing a meal, what a blessing.
In total we butchered 9 pigs over 2 days and we spent Friday cutting and mincing up the pork and then Saturday dealing with the beef.
We made 100 kgs of sausages and then ran out of skins so we have some lovely flavoured mince in the freezer. We smoked all the hocks and soup bones from the pigs and they will be lovely in soups and stews.
We had aged the beef for 3 weeks and the steaks were incredibly tender, and the remainder we minced. We still have another 2 pigs to butcher but these will be used for bacon and roasts and another younger cow to do for roasts and more steaks. This should see us out then for the rest of the year, it is lovely to not have to buy meat.
Our son-in-law and daughter were able to take home quite a few meals as well, which is wonderful.
Here is our No 1 son and son-in-law working on cutting up the beef.
Here is our back verandah (and our No 1 daughter) where we cut everything up. It was cold but manageable. And now because you only got puppy photos last week I need to share some grandchildren ones this week.
Here is granddad having a cuddle from our sweet oldest granddaughter.
and uncle and niece having a cuddle too.
Okay enough about all of us and onto our link up.
Thank you to everyone for taking the time to link up. I am still having some trouble with our internet and I am not sure whether all my comments went through, so I apologize.
Our top three posts this week…
Someone You Know has Lupus by Glenys at Sacrificial home Keeper
Driving Traffic Like Mad to Your Blog – With Color by Rebecca at Best Blogging Business
How Toxic Are Your Thoughts by Ifeoma at Purposeful and Meaningful
If you didn’t get a chance to read these during this past week pop over and have a look, they were great.
Thank you again for taking the time to stop by and I pray that you are blessed.
I have a quiet week coming up and I am looking forward to continuing our afternoon school routine. Of course I haven’t gotten to the curtains yet and I need to get them done.
I have heaps of inspirations for meals now that I have meat, so I might do a bit of cooking this week and make some pasties and sausage rolls for the freezer.
I hope you all have a great week and that you are blessed as you enjoy your summer holidays or as we are the winter weather.
May God bless you all my friends. xxxx
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.”