Hey all, it’s almost Monday again so welcome back to our weekly Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

You’ll see by my photos that it’s vegetable season here, actually most of the vegetables I’ve been processing have been from our son-in-law and daughter. They have an amazing vegetable garden and although they only live 2 hours north, they have much warmer weather than us during the summer, and much more consistent.

Actually I don’t always mind inconsistent weather because we usually get cooler weather every few days which, when it is really hot is a great relief.

Last weekend as I mentioned we went and visited our no 1 daughter and her family. We had a great time together, as usual and they blessed us with heaps of zucchinis and cucumbers. So I’ve been busy dehydrating.

I dehydrated some zucchini slices first to re-hydrate and BBQ later in the year, then I moved onto grated cucumber and zucchini. The plan with the cucumber is to use it in tzatziki and the zucchini will go into soups, stews and sometimes cakes.

The green is cucumber the yellow zucchini

I store these dried vegetables in jars and when I have excess I bag them and vacuum seal them. They store really well in the bags and I can put them in the cupboard for later.

Zucchini in a vacuum sealed bag

I have an old blue bookcase in my kitchen that I use to store my jars on and I really like how colourful it is. This shelf makes me feel so productive, it’s great.Our no 2 son had been sick before we went and visited our son-in-law, daughter and family but we thought it was something he ate. Oops we were wrong, we spread the gastro germ. The grandchildren came down very quickly followed by their father and then finally their mum. Then my husband and myself. We all had it in varying degrees but it did knock us about for a couple of days. A few of us were spared, our 16 month old grandson and our no 2 daughter and no 1 son, hopefully they have missed out.

So it’s been a slower week around here, my husband only took a day off which was good, he is amazing and the children and I worked our way through some school and piano practice.

Friday we spent the day helping our friends cut up the meat that we butchered last week.  We had a great day and it’s so nice to spend time with like minded Christians, there’s always heaps to talk about.

So after our not so exciting week, I’d love to hear how yours was, what have you been up to???

Time for our top three…Outdoor Water Conservation & Irrigation by Taylor Made Homestead 52 Week Illustration Challenge – Can I really do this?!? by Mindie at The (mis) Adventures of a Born Again Farm GirlHow to Make Herbal Sleep Tea by Feathers in the Woods

Thank you to everyone who linked up this week. I was hoping to read a heap of posts but the gastro but paid to that unfortunately, so I’m sorry about that. I’m looking forward to seeing what you have for us this week and I will endeavour to read some more.

Some friends and I are doing a yearly scripture writing plan that Heidi St. John put together. I have been reminded how much God loves us and how much He does for us because of His love. There is nothing we can do to deserve His love, his Grace abounds over us. It’s awesome really.

I’m also so aware of how much He is in control of our lives and that He knows everything that is going on, nothing is hidden from Him. I can rest in the assurance that He’s got it all covered.

I’ve got a week at home coming up and it’s the usual, school, music, vegetables and gardening.

What’s on your agenda???

I hope you are all going good and I’m looking forward to hearing from you this 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


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

12 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #110”

  1. I feel the same way about my canning jars — colorful evidence of productivity! The post I shared called “All You Have to be Is Desperate” features my canning jars!
    Have a great week!

    1. Hey Michele, thanks for stopping by, I like looking at all my jars too, such a productive feeling. Thanks for sharing your posts with us each week, you are such a blessing. Have a great weekend and I look forward to hearing from you this week. Blessings

  2. How exciting to see my post on rainwater catchment is being featured on the party this week. Thanks! I love your dehydrating shelf and I agree with you – it’s quite empowering to see those shelves all lined up with garden goodness. Great job! Love the party, thanks for hosting!

    ~Taylor-Made Homestead~

    1. Thanks Taylor-Made-Homestead for your kind words and for linking up each week. You have some great ideas and I appreciate you sharing your wisdom with us. Blessings to you this weekend.

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