Hello everybody and welcome back to another Good Morning Mondays. Say goodbye to last week and hello to this week, again it has gone by very quickly.
We have had a good week with quite coolish weather, which is conducive to work but not to tomato growing. We have just been discussing the fact that we live in a cooler climate and we are going to put up a permanent hothouse next year to grow our tomatoes in and then we won’t have to whinge about the cooler weather. Sorry about that.
We have had a very social week this week with our No 2 daughter having a friend to play during the week. They had a great time and her friend just loves coming out to the farm and running around.
No 1 son needed some new clothes so we headed to a larger town near the coast and kitted him out. We enjoyed fish and chips in the car overlooking the beach (it was too cold to get out – sorry again) and a play in the playground (sheltered from the wind). We had a great day together, which is rare with No 1 son working nearly full time shearing.
We spent a lovely evening with friends of ours who live on a much larger farm and homeschool their children as well. They have 7 wonderful boys and 1 lovely daughter who is good friends with our No 2 daughter. No 2 son gets lost in the crowd of little boys and he just loves it.
We are not big on peer socialization and that is one of the numerous reasons why we homeschool. My husband says we aren’t a mono culture, we want our children to learn to socialize with all ages. Saying this they do enjoy getting together with children their own age and having a play.
It’s great to get together with like minded friends and chat about the way we do things and the way they do things, it can be quite challenging and makes us think and analyze why we do things.
Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
In the late 1800’s there was an operational trading post come hotel on the corner of our property, it was called the Junction Hotel. We had friends come out on Saturday for lunch and the husband went over the site with his metal detector. He didn’t find any gold or anything just some foundations. He had fun and we enjoyed having a meal together and chatting.
Well that’s our week. Tomorrow we are going to a turkey farm to see how they process the birds and discuss the legalities and politics of the operation. We are doing this with a friend who is interested in this type of thing. For us it is also a field trip for the children, part of our schooling.
Enough of me and on to our link up. We had 88 link ups and I am feeling so blessed that you all stop by and share your heart with us all. I am enjoying reading all your posts and I am learning heaps too.
Our top post by a country mile was:
Why we banned Frozen by Alli at AwedBody
Our family stands with Alli and her opinion on this movie. I know she has gotten heaps of positive comments but also some very negative ones. I just ask that you read her post with an open mind and heart and ask the Lord to lead you with your comments.
Our next two top posts were:
A Thrifty Week at Havest Lane by Laura at Harvest Lane Cottage
Frugal Fashion Friday by Diary of a Prairie Girl
10 Things Homeschooled Children Don’t Miss by the Farmer’s Wife at Growing in His Grace.
If you haven’t had the chance to have a look at these posts they are linked up for you so just click on the picture.
Thank you ladies for these wonderful posts and also to everyone else. I enjoyed them all and think they are all wonderful, it is hard to pick a favourite.
Before we link up I found a few posts that were talking about trusting God, so I want to share this scripture –
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.
This is my favourite scripture and it helps me in times of fear and uncertainty, so I am just wanting to encourage myself and everyone else to try and remember this scripture when fear overtakes us.
May you all be blessed this week as you work, play and love your family.
Ok let’s get the link up started, please link up any posts that relate to God and christian living – especially encouraging or challenging posts, also recipes, crafts, gardening or homesteading as you call it in America and just plain old country living here in Australia.