GOOD MORNING MONDAYS LINK UP
Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been?
We’re back from our trip away and it was short and quick but we are all pleased that we made the effort to go. The wedding was beautiful and Christ centred which was even better. The young couple looked so happy and excited. What a wonderful journey together they have just begun.
We traveled all day on Friday and took some back roads so that we could stay out of the cities. As we were driving along my husband spotted a wombat on the road so he stopped so we could have a look. The wombat was way too quick for us to photograph but we managed to see his home in the ground and it was huge. Wombats do a large amount of damage to the farm land where they live, creating big burrows underground. We were only away for a couple of days but our jersey cow decided it was time to feast on our vegetables growing in our raised beds. I must admit this was rather disappointing but that’s the way it goes sometimes. At least now we have a bit more room to plant some new vegetable seedlings. We still have heaps of broad beans coming on (the cow mustn’t like them) so that’s good and she didn’t touch our onions or garlic – even better. This weekend we got out there and tidied it up and planted some new seedlings suitable to spring and summer growing.
We are still attending pottery classes but we will finish up before the end of the year. We’re busy making those last minute items that have been on our mind to give a go. My butter dish has dried up nicely and I’m looking forward to glazing it in a week or two. Now I’m trying a honey pot in the shape of a bee hive, that’ll be interesting to see how that turns out… stayed tuned.Apart from all that we had our usual week, I’ve been busy trying to catch up on my washing and we’ve been getting back into music practice and school work.
We had the usual weekend, of gardening work and my husband is preparing the ground to plant potatoes. We are also in the planning to get more chickens next month and do our bi-annual butchery session next week.
Our no 2 daughter and myself were blessed to be able to attend a women’s meeting this week and hear from a missionary couple who have been in Vanuatu. Their lifestyle is quite different from ours and it’s always good to hear about spreading God’s word around the world.
I’m sorry to say our internet has been terribly slow so I can’t do the top three this week but it should hopefully be back next week. Thank you to you all for taking the time to stop by and link up, I hope you enjoyed your visit.
The first half of this week will be school and the usual work around the place. We are doing a big butchery session at the end of the week to make sure we have enough meat for the summer months.
Our son-in-law, daughter and children will be done for a quick visit and we are all excited about that. They will be back the following week when it’s time to process all the meat.
We have started thinking about Christmas and the gifts we like to give. It is one of my greatest joys – giving to family and friends. What a blessing to be able to give of your handiwork or your farm to bless others. Putting aside whether you agree with Christmas or not the giving of the gifts God has given us is very important and it doesn’t always have to be a thing but it could be an act of service.
I’m planning on sewing the grandchildren some clothes (they have enough toys) and maybe making a felt book or two, so that should be fun to do. We’ll get through this next couple of weeks and then will get into that.
We’ll also be finishing up our school work for the year, our school year runs from January to December. I don’t like to take too long a break during the Christmas/New Year period otherwise it’s so hard to get started again.
We are being challenged to watch our mouths and our attitudes daily and it’s a humbling walk to be teaching our children at home and learning to live in love and patience each day. What a blessing that God forgives us and loves us unconditionally.
God bless you all.
Keep on keeping on my friends…
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