Hi all, how are you all going?? Welcome back to our weekly link up and a blessed Easter to you all.
We’ve had a blessed week with different things happening. My husband was home for a couple of days and managed to help our no 1 son work on his vehicle to get it ready for him to leave today.
We all visited some friends for lunch on Wednesday which was wonderful as we haven’t caught up for ages. The children enjoyed playing together and my friend and I did talk a bit.
The vegetables are slowing down but there are still enough tomatoes to sell out the front and the chickens are still laying beautiful big eggs and they are going very well on our stall.
I managed to dehydrate the last of the capsicums that our no 1 daughter gave to us and I blended them up with celery and tomatoes and dehydrated them and made them into vegetable powder. I really like these Ball Mason jars but they are so expensive here in Australia but I was blessed to be able to get 12 for$14 which is great.
On our trip home from our friends place my husband transported this silo home. He is going to turn it into a pantry for all our preserving jars and butchery equipment. It will be wonderful to have a place for all this stuff. It was a blessing how well it traveled home.
Our chickens are growing quickly and are going very well. We haven’t lost any yet and they are often seen outside enjoying the autumn sunshine. My husband and no 2 son have been busy this week again building our raised garden beds. They are hoping to have them all finished off by Monday night because the loader has to go back on Tuesday. They finished the first one before we did our butchery last week and it looks really good. The whole area out there is changing and it will be wonderful to grow our winter vegetables and not be under water this spring when we start planting.Our no 2 daughter is keen to grow some herbs so I’m sure she can fit them into our plans for the beds. Along with the two long raised beds there will be 3 smaller round ones. One for potatoes and one for strawberries and another quite small one for some herbs too. I was hoping to grow some heirloom potatoes in this round bed and then more bulk ones out in the paddock.
One of our dairy cows had a calf this week too but I haven’t gotten a photo yet. It’s a boy which is good and will be great meat in a year or two. That may sound callous but they have a great life here before we eat them and that is how it works. We farm to supply our food needs.
I have been in awe of God’s blessings on us this week with a couple of smaller things that have happened. He cares for all our needs and His blessings are abundant.
Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
Okay onto our link up…
Our top three this week were… Homestead Cakes, A Round Up by Oak Hill HomesteadClutter Free Gifts to Give Mom by Setting My Intention
6 Ways to Prep for Your Work Week on Sunday by The Real Unvarnished
Thank you all for turning up and sharing your recipes, thoughts and moments from God with us all.
This week I’m wanting to get back into bottling all the apples we picked and finish drying more vegetables as well.
My husband has a couple more days home to get the gardens finished and then it’s back to work and school for us all. It’s hard to school when dad is home because there is so much work outside that they can learn from as well.
We have our oldest granddaughters birthday this Friday night and we are meeting everyone in town for tea. I’m nearly finished her socks and I’m nearly finished cutting out the rag quilt I want to make her, so I’m a bit under the pump at the moment but I’m determined to get it finished.
Music lessons start up again this week and it’s only about 6 weeks until the first Eisteddfod, so plenty of practice coming up.
Saturday we head off with our son-in-law and daughter to a niece’s wedding in Melbourne. Our youngest two are staying with friends and they will have a great time.
So I’m going to cherish the days at home this week and I look forward to being productive – hopefully.
Also a reminder that I won’t be doing a Wednesday Wisdom Searching for a little bit while I am posting my marriage series. I’m still working on the next one and I apologise it’s taking so long to get out but other things are requiring more attention at the moment.
Another reminder to trust God in all things, even the smallest of needs, He cares for them too.
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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