GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #138

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

We’ve had a very cold and wet week here, and the paddocks and garden are full of water. It’s full on mud once you step off the concrete, and it’s this time of year that we remember that we don’t have enough concrete.

There’s been snow on the mountains as well and our no 2 daughter is excited and happy about that because she goes skiing with family this coming week.

So considering the weather, most of our week was spent indoors. We’ve done school and music practice and card making and knitting and lego building  all good things.

On the way to town last week these clouds were just crying out to be photographed. The children thought they looked so interesting. When you see a sky like this you are reminded of God’s amazing creation and design. We had a calf born on the farm this past week and it’s a little bull. He is so cute and with those eyelashes you’d think he was a heifer. He came right up to my husband as he was taking photos, but his mum was close by keeping an eye on things.  Life on the farm means he will be marked and fattened up to eat but he’ll live a nice quiet life until then.We had our usual Tuesday night bible study and this week we talked about Noah and the ark and God’s bow of promise. It’s an amazing part of history and definitely more than just a story.

Pottery was fun again this week and I managed to get another couple of bowls turned up. I’m trying to get enough to re-supply our own cupboard. Some bowls will be for holding nuts and chocolates but my aim is to make pasta/soup bowls.I also got a bit of time to be creative and made these little critters below for our kitchen window sill. This coming week I’d like to make a couple of butter dishes and a artsy vase or two, but we’ll see. I’m also trying to master a cylinder type vase, but it’s eluding me at the moment.Friday afternoon we managed to catch up with our son-in-law, daughter and their children for a little bit. It was so nice to see them all.

Saturday was the usual piano lessons and then I did some baking and helped our no 2 daughter pack for her ski trip.

Alrighty that’s enough about us…

Okay onto our link up…

Our top three this week were… “Laundry Is My Overflowing Inbox”: Working within the Home by Living Our DaysSnake Trap Success by Oak Hill HomesteadMango Cheesecake by Marilyns Treats

Thank you everyone for stopping by and sharing your wisdom and ideas with us, it is much appreciated.

This coming week will be a bit quieter with our daughter away but I’m hoping to get some school done with our no 2 son. He might even get to go to work with his dad as well, but it depends on the weather.

We have our bible study on Tuesday night and the usual pottery and music lessons later in the week.

I have been working on a little baby jumper for a friend and then I need to finish the socks I’m working on for our grandson’s 2nd birthday in a couple of weeks. Boy they are growing up fast.

After hearing of the death of a young married couple in a car accident a couple of weeks ago we are reminded that our time here on this earth is fleeting and that we need to stay vigilant in a corrupt world and be reading God’s word so that we are guided in the way He wants us to live.

Thank you all for your support and may 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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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #137

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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS LINK UP

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

We spent the first three days of the working week away in Ballarat at the South Street Eisteddfod. This is the last Eisteddfod for the year and was one that we hadn’t done before. It was a really good experience for us all and a sort of mini holiday.

We left on Monday and got back late Wednesday afternoon. The children did well and both came away with medals. Pictured below is them with their medals for first prize in their duet section. We are blessed by how their diligence in practice is turning out. They didn’t win every section they entered which isn’t really an issue at all. It is good to learn to not win all the time, teaches us all humility.

Before we came home we stopped at the Gold Museum to get a bit of local Australian history under our belt. It was quite interesting and it was a nice break from playing the piano.The rest of the week was on playing catch up which I finally did (with the housework) on Saturday.  We had our pottery classes again on Friday morning and we both managed to get some more bowls done on the wheel. Our other ones were still too soft to trim up and some were in the kiln and will be ready for us to glaze next week.The first ones we did were ready to come home and they turned out really nice for our first attempt. These were all hand made (not on the wheel) and were a good place to start. I really like the watery blue colour and they look lovely on our kitchen window sill. The onions that I thought wouldn’t grow are going quite nicely, although some of them haven’t survived. I’ve been given some more to plant and I will do that this coming week. I also been told it’s time to plant carrots so I’ll do that also. The weather is almost spring like at times and I’m looking forward to eating from the garden when the broccoli comes in.We were given some tickets to a local school production of Mary Poppins for Saturday night and my husband and our no 2 daughter were able to attend and really enjoyed their time together. No 2 son and I watched a dvd that he’d gotten from the library.

Okay onto our link up…

Our top three this week were… August Intentions: Hitting The Restart Button by Setting My Intention The #1 Location To Spent More Of Your Time by Women AbidingMoney Saving Adventures for the First Week of August 2017 by Blessed in Bowie

Thank you everyone for taking the time to stop by and link up, I appreciate every one of you.

Well this coming week is back to normal, school etc. It’ll be nice to get back into a routine for a little bit. Then the following week our no 2 daughter goes skiing so it’s just our no 2 son and us for 4 days.

We got new piano things to practice and gardening to do, our weekly bible study on Tuesday night and pottery and other lessons later in the week.

We are still working through Hebrews at the moment and we are still being encouraged and challenged each week. Our faith walk has to be that “ours” not the faith of our parents or the tradition of a denomination.  We have to encourage our children in their own relationship with Jesus and to not rely on us, they need to rely on Jesus.

Well my friends another week has passed and I enjoy catching up with you all here each week. May you be blessed as you go about your daily happenings and may you feel God’s presence in your lives.

Thank you all for your support and may 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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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #136

WELCOME BACK

to our

GOOD MORNING MONDAYS LINK UP

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

We’ve had an averagely busy week. The children had their piano exams today so we have been busy practicing and memorising the technical work. Monday was a hard day, we were all so tired after a busy weekend, but my awesome husband struggled on and went to work.

I managed to get some dehydrating done this week. Our no 1 daughter gave us some carrots and artichokes, so I grated them up and dried them. They gave us carrots last year and I really liked having them on hand so it’s nice to get some more put away.

I only dehydrated the bigger artichokes and then I’ll plant the smaller ones so that we can get a crop of our own. They are delicious roasted.The garden is growing slowly and it’s been very cold this week. We are already talking about our spring vegetable garden and what we want to plant and where.

My husband is getting ready to put in more fruit tree root stock and he and our no 2 daughter will be attending a grafting day in a few weeks.

We had pottery classes again this week and I managed to turn up 3 bowls and our no 2 daughter did 2 but I forgot to take a picture. This is extremely satisfying and so much fun.After they are turned and dried for a week we then put them on a wheel and trim them. I did this very cautiously because I didn’t want to damage my bowl. Now it waits to be fired and then we glaze them and fire them again. It’s a long process and I can’t wait to see the finished products.The finger bowls we made the first week had been fired for us and we glazed them this week so they should be ready to take home next week if our teacher gets time to fire them again.

Saturday my husband and our no 2 son went to a class on cutting up sheep. Although we do this twice a year ourselves, it is great to get some hands on experience with the advice from a professional butcher. You are never too old or too young to learn. Our no 2 son had a ball and I’m sure he will be on hand when we do our spring butchery again in October.

As I said, Sunday was piano exam day and it was great that they weren’t until after church. We had a fellowship luncheon at church which is always a good time to get to know people and then they had their exam. All their hard work comes down to this. We will probably know by the end of the next week how they went but it’ll be fine, they were well prepared.

Okay, that’s our news for this week…

Onto our link up…Love One More – We’re Adding On! by Lisa Notes… Tree Bench Made From Kitchen Chairs by Penny’s Vintage HomeWe finally got our hanging barn door up! by Grandma’s House DIY

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

What’s on for you this week?? With exams finished we can take a little break until we get new pieces in the next week or so. The children are excited (and so am I) to be playing (hearing) something different.

Our friend’s son Jotham is now home and has been for over a week and he is doing well. There are still the same issues but he has gotten on top of his pneumonia. Please continue to pray for him and his family as they work through his health issues, please pray for the doctors to have wisdom. Thank you.

We are still working our way through Hebrews at church and then following up with the same scriptures at Bible Study during the week. To say we are challenged weekly on our faith walk is an understatement. We need to have our own relationship and faith in Jesus and that has been the topic of conversation around our house over the past weeks.  It is wonderful to hear the children talking about it too, but it is challenging to walk it as well as talk it.

Thank you all for your support and may 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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