Hi all, welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up. Another week has passed and it’s mid March, the year sure is flying by.

We are in Autumn now and the days are warmer than summer, but the evenings are beautiful and cool and we have only had a couple warm nights all year.

Our tomatoes are now in full ripening mode and so we are in full picking, bagging and selling mode. We’ve opened our road side stall again and are selling our fresh tomatoes and eggs.

Mid March is also when we pick apples from the road side trees and we picked over 100 kg the other day. The apples are really big this year which is great for drying and preserving. They are still a bit sour but once you process them they sweeten up nicely.

Father and son apple picking bonding time.

We’ve been blessed to be able to borrow a tractor with a front end loader to do some heavy work around the farm. We are putting in raised garden beds for our “kitchen garden” crops and also re-doing some of the garden around our house.

The tractor we borrowed.

When we moved here there was a huge garden and there just isn’t the time for it and we like an easy garden. So we’ve been digging out beds and moving stones.

Raised garden beds marked out.

Our raised beds are going to be 1.5 metres wide and 20 metres long. At the moment we are definitely making 2 of them maybe more. We will have a separate bed for potatoes and for this we are using an old tank that has been cut into rings.Our chickens are laying well and are fit and healthy. We have put our Australorp rooster in there with them to keep them company and hopefully we will be able to incubate some eggs over the winter months.

So it’s been a busy week with the tractor work going on and the children have had a great time helping their dad do things around here. Later in the week though it was back to school work and music practice.

I’ve been experimenting with my cream cheese and have decided not to let it drain quite as much. It’s normally a bit crumbly but this week I made some and ceased draining after a few hours and it was smoother and creamier. I turned it into some dips using the onion power I made and some corn relish from our no 1 daughter. These dips and bikkies went down very well.

Onion dip on the left and corn relish dip on the right.

Saturday my husband and I went to Ballarat to get some more Rainbow Trout fingerlings for our aquaponics system and our no 1 son took the two younger children to music. It was nice to have a couple hours alone but even better to get home together again.

Our no 1 son is only home for a few more weeks and then he’s off working up north again. It’s been such a blessing to have him around and we will miss him once he is gone again.

Let’s talk link up…

Our top three posts this week were…Start Where I am. Use What I Have from Living Our Days
What Shall We Have For Dinner from My little old worldThe Art Of Home Making Mondays Link Up from Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth

Thanks all for stopping by and linking up, what a great range of links we have each week.

This coming week is more of the same…. garden work, tomato work and starting on apples, oh and of course school work.

I’ve managed to get back on track with my scripture writing and I’m enjoying that again. I have a few days to catch up on but doing an extra couple each day works well.

I like to talk about what God has been challenging us with each week and I guess this week it’s just about life, and dwelling in His presence daily. This is so challenging when there is so much going on but life is futile if we don’t put God first and take the time to listen to Him through His Word.

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 was suppose to be out last week but I didn’t get to it so this is the week.  I’m looking forward to hearing from you all in the comments section.

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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9 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #116”

    1. Hey Michele, it was my pleasure to feature your post. The weekends are busy at the moment and the weeks are the usual stuff, I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend but I’m not sure when that will happen, family time is great and I really enjoy it though. Have a great weekend. Blessings

  1. You seem experienced with growing tomatoes maybe you could give me some advice. We planted our tomatoes very late and they’re still green. The problem is they have been struck with a virus (I don’t know which one) and the trees are half dead. Should I leave them to ripen on the vine or pick them?

    1. Hey Therese, I’m not sure what you should do. We planted our tomatoes late November and they have only just started to ripen. I suggest you talk to someone at maybe a nursery to get some advice. If there is a virus they might need to be pulled out but I’m not sure. You could make green tomato pickle if they don’t ripen. Blessings

    1. Hi Lisa, we do have heaps of trees around but in other areas there aren’t. Do you not do it because it’s not allowed or because there aren’t any trees??? Have a great weekend. Blessings

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