Hi everyone, welcome back to Darling Downs Diaries and our weekly Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

How has your week been???  Mine was generally good, but we had a busy weekend, so I’m a bit tired now.

We spent Saturday at the Lost Trades Fair near Kyneton (about 3 hours drive). This fair showcases all the lost trades like, blacksmithing, leather work, rope making etc. We had a fantastic time and came home with lots of ideas of things we want to try.

If you want to see some photos, pop over to my Instagram account @country_homeschooling_grandma.

Sunday we went to the annual Port Fairy Folk Festival where we met our son-in-law and daughter. They were sharing the gospel through song and we went so my husband could play along with them. He also enjoys joining with the accordian group that plays every year. It’s a great time of fun and musical entertainment.

Two of our grandchildren at the Festival

Apart from the weekend we had a rather normal week with music lessons on Wednesday afternoon instead of Saturday. The children’s piano is coming along really well and we are only 3 weeks away from school holidays and then it’s only 6 or so weeks until their first Eisteddfod.

The Eisteddfod is a great way to learn how to play in front of people and get a critique on their pieces so they can perfect them for their exam which is usually in August, plus it’s good fun too.

I managed to get some preserving done too this week and dehydrated some onions that our no 1 daughter grew. Then someone on Instagram suggested turning it into onion powder and so I did. It’s great and has a fantastic smell (like French Onion Soup) but I’ve got to remember to not be too heavy handed.We were also blessed with some nectarines so I dehydrated them as well. They are a great snack to have when the children are feeling a little peckish.We bought some saddleback piglets a month or so ago and they have settled in really well. I went to see them the other day and they were all nice and cosy in their hut, they didn’t even bother to get up when I came.

We intend to breed them once they are bigger so it’s good they get along nicely.

Well that’s about all from me, let’s get onto our link up…

Our top three this week were…When You Feel Abandoned by God, 10th Update on Kristen, & LOTS of FREE STUFF!! from Homespun Devotions
Slow Cooker Sausage and Potatoes With A Twist from The (mis) Adventures of a Born Again Farm GirlThe Old Paths from Rejoicing in Christ Daily

Thank you everyone for linking up, I hope you were blessed by your visit here.

This coming week is a home one again, the best of all. I think Monday may be a catch up day, but with our Daily Home Blessing Hour the house is nice and tidy, so we will do some school and piano and maybe have a rest.

Our no 2 son has been going with Dad and helping some friends with their shearing. It is a great experience for him and it’s nice for him to spend time with Godly men working hard to make a living. He was so excited to go the first day that he got up at 4:30 am and did his school and piano before daily devotions. He was a bit tired that night but it was good for him.

I have really struggled this week with my daily scripture writing plan, and I want to really focus on it this coming week. Our morning devotions are good and we focus only on a couple of scriptures but boy they make you think. That’s what we need to be doing though – thinking, not conforming to the way of the world because we don’t think. Challenging stuff.

Well I hope you are all going good and I just wanted to remind you all that I won’t be doing a Wednesday Wisdom Searching for a little bit while I am posting on my marriage series.

The first one will be out this week and I’m looking forward to hearing from you all in the comments section.

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


11 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #115”

    1. Hey Michele, great to connect on Instagram, there is so much to learn there, can be addictive so that’s something to watch (for me). Hope you are well. Blessings my

  1. Thanks most sincerely, for hosting and for the so lovely features from last week, dear friend !

    Trusting that your week is off to a great start,
    I’m sending blessings of joy on your days to come

    XOXO Daniela at – My little old world – (Dany)

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