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GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #55

Hi everyone and welcome back to week number 55 of our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

The year is fast ending and Christmas is definitely in sight now and then comes the New Year.

Are we ready to face the New Year or do we have unfinished business at hand??  When the first of January kicks around we always think of new beginnings and a fresh start to try again to be better or kinder, but we don’t need to wait for the first of the first to try again.

God forgives us and each moment is a new one, a new opportunity to give our hearts and lives to Him. A new opportunity to be forgiven and to forgive others. Let’s not wait…

Ephesians 4:32 – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

This week has been good, and very exciting as we were getting ready to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. He is such a wonderful, caring man and I have been blessed to be married to him for nearly 27 years. My love for him grows stronger each day and I look forward to many more years together.

He has been busy getting our crop baled which was completed on Tuesday, all done and carted in, ready to be fed out when necessary. Our son also finished our shearing for us this week and that’s another seasonal job completed.  Sometimes we give a huge sigh when it is done because these jobs are very weather orientated and this year is has gone smoothly.

We have had our wonderful son-in-law, daughter and their children here for a few days to help us and also to celebrate with us. They are a wonderful gift and it is always good to spend time together. Our daughters have been great organising the food and getting everything ready for the party and our son-in-law was a wonderful help getting the outside all cleaned up and looking great.

We had nearly 100 people here on Saturday night and all the children had a wonderful time together, and it was almost like thanksgiving in that we are so thankful that my husband has reached this milestone and also thankful that family and friends could help celebrate with us. We are a big party family and always enjoy getting people around.

Now, because I know you are so interested, below are some pictures of our beautiful grandchildren.

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Our top three link ups were….

imageDealing With The Challenges of Homeschooling by Miranda at Drops of Learning

imageOne Reason You Should Show Kindness by Ifeoma at Purposeful and Meaningful

imageThe Right Response To The Paris Terror Attacks by Woman Abiding

What a wonderful community this is and I appreciate every one of you who stop by and link up and I have, and do enjoy getting to know you all better. We don’t have to live close to be close, do we.

This coming week is a bit quieter for me. I don’t have to have the screw removed from my ankle now which I am rather thankful for. It seems I stressed out the anethetists too much and they didn’t want to touch me again, seems my veins wouldn’t behave, so our trip to Geelong is off.

We have a church leadership social evening on Friday night at our Pastor’s house and we do this at least a couple times a year. It’s good to know that the men in leadership support and care for each other.

We have our local show on Saturday morning and No 2 daughter is getting geared up to do some cooking to enter, and No 1 son is going into the shearing comp again. I think I may take my gopher and scoot around on that this year as I’m not quite up to walking it all and it is hard work on uneven ground pushing a wheelchair.

Oh and I think we have our Revelation study on Tuesday night, which we missed last time due to my husbands work, but hopefully we will make this one.

Like I said before we don’t need the New Year to start again and we don’t need to wait for the beginning of a new week, we can start again right now. Please Lord help us not to harbour bad feelings, resentment or unforgiveness in our hearts.

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 to you all my dear friends. xxxx

You will find me linked up at some of these great blogs.


 

 

 

 

 

GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #54

Hey, hey, hey everyone, welcome to another Good Morning Mondays link up.

Guess what ??? I can walk. Yay!!!

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We went to the specialist on Wednesday and after a couple of x-rays he decided that I could start weight bearing on my leg. I was a bit concerned after the ankle x-ray because it wasn’t showing any healing (me of little faith). It was more important for the knee to be improving for me to start walking and it had improved enough.

I started by taking steps with my pick up frame around the lounge room and now I can walk up the hallway to the bathroom. It is so exciting and I never knew walking could be so much fun.  For the first 2 weeks I can put 20% of my weight on my leg and then 40% and then 60% and so on.  I will still need my frame and probably the wheelchair for a while longer but the new normal is definitely in sight.

We serve an awesome, faithful God and I am so blessed with the healing of my leg.

Do you all know that there are only 4 Fridays until Christmas!!! Actually I am saying this for our No 1 daughter as they are hosting Christmas this year!! (only joking daughter).

I really enjoy Christmas, not the commercialism though –  but I love giving and getting together with our family and even friends if we can. I love the Christmas Eve service where we remember what it is all about – that Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

Maybe the dates aren’t correct and we should remember Jesus’ birth every day and we should remember all that He has done for us every day also, but one day where we put aside everything else and focus on Him, what a blessing.

It has been a busy work week for my husband and he has spent a fair bit of time fixing hay balers and hay rakes around the district. He really enjoys his work but sometimes the pressure is on because it is peak hay season and everyone wants their hay done now and break downs keep happening.

Our No 1 son managed to shear our lambs this past week and will hopefully be able to shear our older sheep this coming week. It is hard for him to fit it in when he is so busy shearing for everyone else. It is great that he can do it for us though and we don’t have to find anyone else to do it.

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Our three hundred tomato plants all planted and the trellising all completed. Now they just need to grow.
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Our first carrots from the aquaponics.

Our peas, corn, cucumbers and zucchinis are up and they look really healthy, it is great to see the little shoots poke their way through the soil. The tomatoes are looking good although we have lost a couple, we have just planted the rest of the ones our daughter grew for us, so hopefully their will yield a bumper crop.

Okay onto our link up…

Our top three this week were….Saving Money with Jars by Laura at Harvest Lane Cottage

Gift Ideas from the Homestead by Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

30 Things You May Want to Know About November by Latisha at Ask Latisha

My husbands 50th birthday party is this coming Saturday night and we have about 100 people coming for a BBQ tea, mind you over 30 of them are children.  We are all looking forward to it and our son-in-law and daughter and their family will be coming down earlier to give us a hand. Actually my daughters will be managing the food and mainly everything else and I will just be socializing this time, but next time (our son’s 21st) I should be back on track.

Our Aunty was airlifted to Geelong hospital on Tuesday and needs to have heart bypass surgery. I am thankful that another Aunty happened to ring and tell us so we were able to go and see her whilst we were down there for my appointment. If you have time I am sure that they would appreciate your prayers.

I think we constantly need to be reminded that God is in control. So often we worry and fret (I know I do) about how things are going to work or turn out, but we need to remember the following scripture.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

With God we have an amazing future, let’s remember to trust in Him, give our days to Him and he will definitely direct our paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Have a blessed week and may you feel God’s love surrounding you.

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 to you all my dear friends. xxxx

You will find me linked up at some of these great blogs.


 

 

GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #53

Hello to you all my dear friends and welcome to another Good Morning Mondays Linkup.

Thank you all for the posts that you shared with us all and also for your kind and encouraging comments. I am so blessed by you all and so very grateful and thankful for the friendships that we have made over the last 12 months.

One lovely blogger commented that it is amazing how much we care for each other even though we have never met, and she is so right. It is an amazing reality that just touches my heart.

What I really enjoy about this linkup is the variety of posts that we have.  There really is something for everyone, from devotionals, to cooking to crafting and gardening.

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One of our new chickens that our No 2 daughter has hatched out of the incubator.

What have you been up to this past week?? Did you get to read any exciting or challenging posts??

We have had a good and productive week. We were able to get some more vegetables in and we now have, tomatoes, corn, a variety of pumpkins, zucchinis, and cucumbers. My husband had already sown peas and planted our raspberry canes a couple of weeks ago.

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Our new vegetable patch

It is exciting to get outside and see everything happening.  We have also done some sheep work this past week and sent some lambs to market. We were really blessed with good prices and see God’s hand over us constantly.

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Our Highland cow Mildred with one of her bull calves

I have been doing lots of thinking lately about how we present ourselves and our problems to people. I definitely don’t want my attitude to be a whining and complaining one, so when people ask me how I am, I say good, because really I am.

I just step outside and feel totally blessed by what we have around us. We have a lovely family and helpful children, a lovely little farm that supplies our needs and helps us to supply the needs of others. We have a church family that cares for us and friends as well. God has blessed us with rain right when we needed it and good lamb prices, which is an added bonus.

So how can I say that I am sick of sitting around and sick of not being able to do the things I want and sick of hopping around on one foot. These things will definitely pass and I will return to normal but not the old normal, but a new normal. A normal where I have learnt things because I had to sit around and I have not been able to do everything I want.

So really I am good and going well, how could I be anything else.

This past week has been quite normal, school, cleaning, outside chores and music lessons, church and bible study.

So let’s get onto our linkup….

Our top three posts this week were…

thmb564087f6a1bc3Why I Still Stay Home by Elizabeth at Guilty Chocoholic Mamathmb5640284aaeff8Little House Thoughts…Ma is the True Heroine by Laura at Harvest Lane Cottage

thmb563fe271980b6The Minimalist Guide to Being a Thankful Wife by Woman Abiding

Once again a big thank you to you all for taking the time to linkup, I hope you have been blessed by stopping by here.

This coming week I have a specialist appointment in Geelong and an x-ray. Hopefully that will show healing to my bones and give me the ability to start weight bearing on my leg, now that would be exciting.

The children will get to stay a night with some very good friends and they have been counting down the sleeps until they go.

The rest of the week is just normal stuff, like school and music lessons and church. We are starting a new Bible Study at church which sounds like it should be interesting and our Revelation study is also on this week.

What’s on your agenda??? Even though we don’t celebrate thanksgiving here I think it is a lovely most important tradition. It is always good to remember how blessed we are and be thankful for all that we have, but to have a special day seems just wonderful.

What do you have to be thankful for, let’s make sure we take the time to remember.

I also want us to remember our French brothers and sisters who have been affected by the awful terrorist attacks that have happened in Paris. Let’s join together in prayer for those affected.

Have a blessed week and may you feel God’s love surrounding you.

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 to you all my dear friends. xxxx

You will find me linked up at some of these great blogs.


GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #52

Welcome back to Good Morning Mondays this week, and guess what??? it is our 12 month anniversary of the link up.anniversary52 weeks, wow I am amazed at how quickly it has gone by and I am also blessed by the friendships that I have made just through this link up.6977062355_a6c040a7f8_qThank you to everyone of you who continually stop by and link up your posts and thank you for sticking with me, even when I had to go off line for a few weeks.

You are all amazing and that shows through in your posts and your kindness.

I am looking forward to continuing this link up and maybe doing something different in the new year (I’m not sure what yet).

Like last week, this week has been quiet, but that’s okay. On Monday I was tired from the weekend and I kept my leg up for most of the day.

My husband and I went to our Revelation Study on Tuesday night and although we were tired we really enjoyed it. We are nearly finished the book and we hope to get it done by Christmas and we are all looking forward to studying something new next year. We have such a lovely group of people who come along, and we have such wonderful discussions.

Wow next year is only a couple of months away. We have a lot happening before then. We have my husbands 50th birthday party and another few birthdays and then of course Christmas and New Year.

It has been a tradition each New Year that we host a bbq for some of the people at church.  We normally invite mainly the older generation (our parents age) and we really enjoy getting together with them. They are so nice to talk to and have so much wisdom. Our younger children and their father normally do a musical item and with our No 2 son practicing his harmonica, I am sure it will be good this year.

Our No 2 son has started breeding meal worms. My husband bought some at our local pet food store and he was going to feed them to the fish but I remembered a post by Mindie at Born Again Farm Girl about breeding them. My husband did a bit more research and he has changed it about a bit to suit what we can get here and the ones we bought have already started to turn into the pupae stage. Very exciting and a great science project.

Our aquaponics system is going really well at the moment and my cauliflowers are coming to head which is great. The silverbeet that I planted months ago is still growing and we keep picking off it. Our No 2 daughter has become an expert at sauteing it with garlic and butter and it is a great side dish to the lasagnas that we have been blessed with.

Below is a picture of the silverbeet and carrot bed. The carrots are looking great and it will be interesting to see how big they grow.DSC_2088We are hoping that this system will supply our daily vegetable needs during the year and that hopefully it will grow tomatoes and salad vegetables year round.

Okay enough about us, onto our link up….

Our top three posts this week were…thmb5635cb127fcbf Your Esther 4:14 Moment by Cheryl at Homespun Devotionsthmb56375e3e9b6b9Monthly Book Giveaway –Keep a Quiet Heart, by Elisabeth Elliot by Rebekah at Ready to be offeredthmb563634822f2cbWhy Do Marriages Get Stuck in Survival Mode? By Sue Detweiler – guest post by Ifeoma at Purposeful and Meaningful

Thank you again for faithfully linking up each week. I am looking forward to what you all have for this week.

I am off to see the physio this week and it will be interesting to see what he has to say and hopefully my movement has improved and increased.

I am thinking we will start making Christmas Cards this week also so that we have them done and ready to go.

What’s on your agenda for this week???

Have a blessed week and may you feel God’s love surrounding you.

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 to you all my dear friends. xxxx

You will find me linked up at some of these great blogs.


GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #51

Welcome back to another Good Morning Mondays. The weather here has been just beautiful, although dry. Cool mornings and lovely warm spring days. It is hard not to be happy with the sun shining.

Have you ever just sat back and thought about how blessed you are. Some days I find it overwhelming when I think of how blessed I am.

What position would I be in if I didn’t have a strong, caring and loving husband. I would probably still be in hospital in a rehab unit with my family visiting ocassionally, but because God has blessed me I am able to be home with my family and they are caring for me to the best of their abilities.

I have wonderful children and they are doing their best to keep the house running and do their school work and chores.

None of us are perfect (that’s for sure) and we do have squabbles and arguments and disappointments, but God’s grace and love is always there and repentence and forgiveness are an important part of our days.

Once again I am blessed by their forgiveness and their help.

We have been having a very dry winter and spring so far and it has been quite concerning.  My husband was going to sow summer feed but it was just too hard and dry, which is just not normal for our area. We have really needed rain and God blessed us with over an inch on Friday night. We had a massive thunderstorm during the night and then it just poured. Our back verandah flooded and all the boots were filled with water and the back lawn was underwater. This is definitely a season changer for us and now we can go ahead with planting our vegetables with a little more enthusiasm.

I have sent out the invitations for my husbands birthday party and they ended up looking good. We seem to be a party family, and we are due to have another one mid next year for our No 1 son’s 21st birthday. At his 18th he had a BBQ and a clay bird shoot, even most of the ladies had a go, now I have my own shotgun and when we can we enjoy this sport.

We spent Saturday with our son-in-law and daughter and their beautiful children. The children are growing so quickly and we always have a lot of laughs together.

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Our lovely no 2 granddaughter
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Our beautiful grandson

On Sunday we worshiped with another congregation and then enjoyed a lovely lunch together. There were quite a few of us who managed to go and the fellowship was very enjoyable.

I must admit that Mondays are a very slow day for me and I need to spend quite a bit of it with my leg up to reduce the swelling from my getting about over the weekend, but it is well and truly worth it.

What have you been up to this past week, do you feel God’s blessings around you?? Do you need to refocus your thoughts onto God instead of your burdens???

Okay onto our link up…

Our top three posts this week were…

thmb562e41e183d79Modest Monday by Heidigirl at The J-Crewthmb562cda1e6bbccWhy I Don’t Let My Children Win When We Play Games by Miranda at Drops of Learningthmb562d6b8588875Building Life With Your Own Two Hands by Tammy at Taylor Made Ranch

I managed to read a few posts and I definitely enjoyed them. I pray that you will continue to link up and share with us all.

I have another relatively quiet week this week, although we have our bible study on Tuesday night.

We have been busy planting vegetable seedlings in the aquaponics and now we have a heap of tomato plants to put in the ground. I’m good at directing and encouraging from the sidelines (on  my gopher), and my husband and the children do a great job planting. We are now praying for a good tomato growing season, which would be almost a first since we came here.

My husband has cut our grass hay and now he is getting ready to cut our oat and wheat crop. It is looking really good and we hope to get a heap of small bales from this to feed our stock over the summer.

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My husband standing in front of our crop.

Have a blessed week and may you feel God’s love surrounding you.

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 to you all my dear friends. xxxx


You will find me linked up at some of these great blogs.

GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #50

Hi there everyone and welcome to another Good Morning Mondays.

What have you been up to this past week?? Are you fitting everything in or are you floundering around just trying to keep up??

It seems to me we need to keep focussed on the tasks at hand. If those tasks are housework and caring for our family then lets keep our eyes on that, and never let doubt about the job we are doing creep into our thoughts. If God has placed us somewhere then the work that we do is terribly important.

I have had a rather quiet week, and I am trying to be thankful for my position and situation at the moment. Each day passes and I hope that I am achieving what I can.

I completed the invitations for my husband’s 50th birthday party and I will send them out this coming week.

I have been knitting a vest for my son and have done some of that. I also did some book work and helped the children with their school and piano practice.

Our no 2 daughter has been doing a great job managing the kitchen and the meals. There is so much for her to learn and we are all trying to help her keep up. No 1 son has been managing the overall clean up and the clothes washing and he does it with such a good attitude.

We had our Revelation Bible Study on Tuesday night and it was lovely to get back into it. We have such a great group of like minded people who attend.

My husband has borrowed a gopher for me to use around the farm.

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I am sure there are going to be plenty of races with me and the children on their bikes!!!

Our friend Mr H had a birthday party on Saturday, it was a lovely time and we enjoyed catching up with our friends. Please remember Mr H and his family in your prayers as they are having trouble containing his cancer. He has an amazing outlook and a definite assurance of His salvation, which is such an encouragement.

Okay onto our link up…

I am having some computer problems so I apologise that there are no top three this week.

A big thank you to all of you who linked up, I appreciate your comments and your support.

What’s happening this week for you??

At the moment my week looks quiet and our weekend busy. We are going to visit our son-in-law and daughter and their family on Saturday. We are really looking forward to that.

On Sunday our congregation has been invited to another congregation for worship and then a BBQ lunch. There are lots of people we are hoping to meet up with and it is always good to come together and worship our Lord.

Our message this morning was very good.  Do we just focus on our own problems and do we actually realise how much God loves us and cares for us. Even though a lot of us have issues that doesn’t diminish how much God loves us.  We should stop looking inward and start looking outward.

Definitely food for thought.

What are you doing this week?? I hope and pray that you are all well.

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 to you all my dear friends. xxxx


You will find me linked up at some of these great blogs.

GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #49

Hey there and welcome to another Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

You know the other day someone told me it was only 10 Fridays until Christmas and I was so surprised and I am wondering where all the year has gone. Time seems to be passing so quickly, it’s such a reminder to not waste our time on things that aren’t important and to spend our time doing what God wants us to do.

The past week has gone quickly and I need to often look at my diary to see what we did.

We did go to the specialist in Geelong and I am now in a hinged brace that allows my knee to move. I do have a prayer request and that is if you could please pray for my bones to knit together better. It seems that there is only a little calcification happening and I am not able to weight bear for another 6 weeks.

Otherwise all else is going well, the incisions are healing and I am getting more and more movement in my ankle and knee.

I have done some sewing this week and I am blessed with a sewing machine that has a foot pedal as well as a start and stop button. I am sewing up a raggy quilt for one of our granddaughters and I have the fabric to make our beautiful little grandson one as well.

My husband and children finally got the raspberry canes in and hopefully we will have heaps of lovely, juicy berries next year.

My husband and I are very excited about the aquaponics at the moment and are getting ready to plant some heirloom tomatoes in there this coming week. Our son-in-law and daughter have been growing seedlings and we have asked them to grow some tomatoes for us. They are doing an amazing job with them all too.  I think we are going to put in some Black Russian tomatoes in the aquaponics and then we will also plant heaps of Romas and others outside.

The weather forecast is for a long hot, dry summer so maybe it will be a good tomato year, but we will wait in see. I think the weather people forget that God is in control.

The new fish are settling in well and we haven’t lost any yet either which is great. We also have 100 new little Silver Perch fingerlings which arrived last week so we are slowly building our fish numbers up.

We are also talking about putting in some floating seed raising beds as well, so it is all happening.

The piglets are almost at weaning stage, so they will be advertised shortly. They are really cute but they are starting to wander around the front yard now, digging up our lawn.

My husband and no 2 daughter have been incubating chicken eggs for quite a few weeks and they are doing a great job. We have over 20 chickens in a pen on the lawn and some only a few days old under lights. When the chickens get feathers they go out on the lawn. My husband is hoping for 10 chickens hatching a week. We are going to have heaps of roosters to butcher and can up for the coming months.

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We still have a calf to butcher as well and will hopefully get that done in the next few weeks.  The ladies at church and our friends have been wonderful providing meals for us but it could be a while before I am cooking again. We will try and spread out the meals by having BBQ’s when it is warm and then no 2 daughter can do potatoes and salad to go with the meat. No 2 daughter is becoming quite proficient in the kitchen work and is learning heaps.

Spring has definitely sprung and there is heaps happening and heaps to do around the farm. My husband is preparing to put in summer feed for our sheep and cattle and I’m sure he is thinking about cutting the crop and baling it for feed as well, we also have grass hay ready to go as well.

Okay, onto our link up…

Our top three posts this week were…thmb561ad4aeb38f4My Story and Tools to Help To Help You Overcome Grief – Part 1 by Women Abidingthmb561ba4ea19ab9Marrying Young  by Liz Jo at Sundays with Sophie
thmb561bc28d0b8a7TGI Saturdays #38 by Latisha at Ask Latisha

Thank you for taking the time to link up, I appreciate you all and I pray that you are blessed through this link up and that you take the time to bless someone else if you get the time to comment.

We didn’t have our Revelation study this last week but it is on this coming week, which is great and we are looking forward to it.

I think it will be a quiet week and hopefully I can get a few things done, sewing, knitting and stuff like that.

My husband turns 50 next month so we are planning a BBQ and a party for him at the end of next month which will be fun. We enjoy getting family and friends together.

Thank you to everyone who is praying for me and my family and also thank you for all your lovely, encouraging comments. I pray that you are all well.

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 to you all my dear friends. xxxx


You will find me linked up at some of these great blogs.

GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #48

Welcome back to another Good Morning Mondays. We have almost been up and running for a whole year. Wow where did the time go.

In our part of the world we are heading into summer and it has been quite unseasonably warm for early October. We have had a run of warm weather and now it has cooled off again, which is why we enjoy living where we do. We can get days of high temperatures but we are generally guaranteed a cool change and lovely sea breezes to help ease the heat.

I have had a rather quiet week and I must admit I am finding it hard to focus on a task for very long. I am tired and I am not sure if this is medication or just me. I will keep on trying to lengthen my concentration span each day.

I had a physio appointment this past week and she just wanted to check up how my exercises were going and how my scar was healing. The result was that everything is going well.

Our aquaponics system has been in need of more fish and my husband had met a man who catches freshwater eels and fish for a living and had asked if they could spare some fish for our system. His brother finally stopped off this week and gave us 15 odd fresh water fish. We will use these to help add manure to the system and this should really give our vegetables a boost. Hopefully they will live.

My husband took me for a walk around the place in the wheel chair the other night and it was lovely to see how everything is going. The new piglets are growing quickly and we will soon start selling them. I even got wheeled into the aquaponics hot house and the broccoli is huge now and my cauliflower plants are about a foot tall now. So they have gone from 3 inches to 12 inches in about 5 weeks.

We have started music lessons again this week, after school holidays. Both children have moved up a grade and have started new pieces and scales.

It is interesting to be about in a wheel chair and to see how it is when you can’t get into shops or toilets. We went for a drive last week and we couldn’t even get our wheel chair into a disabled toilet, just as well I could wait. This is definitely giving me lots to think about.

One of my friends works with disabled young people and she said the same. She broke her leg and had to be in a wheel chair for 6 weeks and she finally understood how her clients felt when they couldn’t get into shops and cafes.

One of the things I finished before my accident was a vest for my husband.  I was really pleased with how it turned out and I think he really liked it too.DSC_1984[1]We also had some births on the farm and one was a new calf born to our jersey cow. He’s a lovely little bull calf. He is much bigger now and when I can I will get some more photos for you all.DSC_1998[1]

I have spent some time scrapbooking this week. I am endeavouring to do an album for each grandchild to give to them when they are 18 or 21. I think in hindsight this may be a huge undertaking, but I am determined to give it a go.

Okay, onto our link up…

Our top three posts this week were…thmb561128bc581703 Powerful Statements Christians Should Stop Saying! by Ifeoma at Purposeful and Meaningful
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Spider Pumpkin Candle Holder by Mindie at The (mis)Adventures of a Born Again Farm Girlthmb56124db292b7eThe Art of Home-Making Mondays by Jes at Strangers and Pilgrims

Thank you everyone for taking the time to link up. I apologise that I am not able to comment on all your posts, but please don’t give up on me.

This week my husband and I are off to the specialist in Geelong to see what we do next with my leg. Our younger two children are staying with good friends which is nice and I am sure they will have a lovely time.

I think our Revelation study is on this week too and I have really missed that, so hopefully we will be able to go.

How are all you going? I hope you are all well.

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 to you all my dear friends. xxxx

 You will find me linked up at some of these great blogs.

GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #47

Hi there everyone and welcome back to another Good Morning Mondays.

Another week down and another week towards freedom from plaster for me. Sorry I will try and not dwell on it too much but for anyone who has had plaster or anything similar will know how annoying it  can be and our weather is definitely starting to warm up now with summer on the way.

At least I can remove mine and scratch the itchy spots and wash my leg which is such a blessing. I am hoping at the next surgeons visit next month I will be getting a knee and ankle brace instead of the plaster, let’s keep praying – please.

I have had a busy week, you would have thought that being laid up meant that I was bored, well there are definitely a lot of times during the day that I am sick of sitting and would appreciate a lovely stroll around the farm, but I have been blessed by visits from family and friends.

I have a lovely lady who comes and cleans once a week which is wonderful, although she doesn’t have time enough to do everything, the stuff she does really helps and makes me feel so much happier.

On Wednesday our children went to the local Holiday Bible Adventure and had a wonderful time learning about God. They have been so busy looking after me and doing their chores and school work that it was a good time for them to have a break and do something different.  Whilst they were gone I had some friends come and sit with me and we chatted and knitted and crafted and had a lovely time.

On Thursday we caught up with our Son-in-law and daughter and family for some special time together and lots of grandparent hugs with the children.

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The newest addition
Friday our Uncle and Aunt from Portland came for a visit and brought us some lovely fish for tea. They are such dear people and we really enjoy their company.

It is so wonderful to have a wheelchair available to us so that I can get out and about and also get to church. I am particularly enjoying the worship side of things and last weeks sermon on prayer was a wonderful reminder of how important it really is.

Our church family has made sure that our freezer is full of food each week and other lovely friends have been contributing as well. I am overwhelmed by everyone’s help and feel so blessed and loved.

I have been working on my jigsaw puzzle and I am slowly getting there, now I probably only have 2,950 pieces to place. I only have about an hour of being able to sit in the chair and concentrate on one thing at a time, so when I am good I blog and puzzle. I hope to get onto some homemade Christmas gifts soon, things that I can do whilst sitting and I have had some ideas floating around my gray matter for a while now.

Okay, enough already, onto our link up.

Our top three posts this week were…

thmb5607e561f1269Are you whining or shining? by Donna at Soul Survivalthmb5608bfe492acbWhy Are You Here? by The Farmer’s Wife at Growing in His Gracethmb560a77b95c636All Our Empty Places by Rebekah at Ready to be Offered

I am not yet able to read too many posts but I ask that you keep linking up because I will get back to it soon. Thank you so much for your prayers and support for me and Good Morning Mondays.

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 to you all my friends. xxxx


You will find me linked up at some of these great blogs.

GOOD MORNING MONDAY #46

Hey there everyone and welcome back to another Good Morning Mondays.

I am back blogging to some extent. I’m not sure how much I will be able to do, but I am going to at least run the link up and hopefully read some of your posts. My concentration isn’t quite back yet, but it is improving daily.

Let me just say first of all a big thank you to all my friends out there who have been praying for me and my family. Thank you to Cheryl at Homespun Devotions for sharing news of my accident with you all and also to all the others that shared it as well.

I must admit the past few weeks have been very challenging and I am slowly getting back to normal.

I was at church with our two youngest children on the last Sunday in August when I went side ways down three steps at church. I was talking to a couple of friends and not paying attention and my foot slipped off the top step and crunched underneath me as I went down.

It wasn’t a very graceful fall and was terribly embarrassing and very painful. Unfortunately for me was the fact that my husband and oldest son were away (about an hours drive) at a men’s camp.

To make a long story shorter, they called the ambulance and they took me to Accident and Emergency at our local hospital. My husband arrived within the hour (after very good and fast driving by our son) and after the x-rays were taken it was determined that I had broken my leg in 4 places and also damaged my knee joint.

I spent the night in our local hospital and was then taken by ambulance down to a bigger city hospital the next morning. I was then operated on the following afternoon and they did their best to fix what I had broken.

I now have a plate and 10 screws in my upper leg/knee and a plate and 6 screws in my ankle. I actually broke both the Tibia and Fibula about the ankle and below the knee. No one could say that I don’t do things by halves.

I spent a week in the city hospital and after I had a special cast made for my leg I was able to be transferred back to our local hospital, where I spent a week before I was able to come home.

I am now in a sort of half cast which can be removed for me to exercise my leg gently. I can’t bear any weight on my leg for at least another 6 – 8  weeks and then hopefully by the end of November I can start trying to walk again.

Our church family and friends have been very generous and our freezer hasn’t been empty for 3 weeks. We have been so blessed with everyone’s help.

I am glad to be home and back with the family, although I must admit it is probably more challenging here than in hospital but being with my husband and children outweighs the challenges.

I am sure there will be plenty of posts to follow about what I have learned, but I just really wanted to let you all know what has been happening and start getting back on track.

On a very exciting note, two weeks ago our son-in-law and daughter became parents to their first son. We are now very pleased grandparents to two granddaughters and a lovely little boy.

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Four generations
We are truly blessed.

Thank you again for all your prayers and for linking up each week. I look forward to reading what you have been up to these past weeks.

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 to you all my friends. xxxx