GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #167

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Hi everyone, welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

I’ve been watching all my Northern Hemisphere friends getting ready to plant their vegetable gardens after a long winter and it’s fun to see how they do it all. Here, where we are, we are waiting on some more rain and it’s been a dry summer and Autumn.

We had some rain a week or so ago which was lovely but we really need some constant stuff to really make a difference.

The summer vegetables are just about finished in the raised beds and I’m still getting a few zucchini and now I’m waiting for the pumpkin plants to die off so that I can pick the pumpkins and put them away until I need them.  The Golden Nugget pumpkins that we grew are still going and are delicious, they would have to be one of my favourites and are lovely roasted too.

We’ve got bags of apples stored at the moment and I’m slowly working my way through them. I’ve put some through the dehydrator and they are delicious and great snacks, and I’ve also bottled some stewed apples and run them through the Fowlers preserver (water bath method).

Dried apple slices

I’ve got a few bags to go and want to knock as many off this coming week as I can. I don’t have to go out as much this week so I should be able to motor through them.

I’m nearly finished our no 1 daughter’s cardigan that I’m knitting for her and then I’ve got plans for two more and a vest for our grandson. It’s been sort of great that our wool/craft shop in town is closing down because they’ve had great sales and I managed to stock up a little bit. It isn’t great though that they are closing because it was a great little shop but I’m pleased that the owner is getting to retire and have a rest. It’s a double edged sword really…

This wool is for our 2nd granddaughter’s cardigan. Her favourite colours are purple, green and white. I might incorporate white in the buttons.

I really enjoy knitting for our family and friends, so once I’ve finished the cardigans and vest I’ll be looking at socks again, they are a great gifts.

We started out the week with our no 2 daughter down and out with some virus, and it took her a couple of days to get back on her feet, and her throats still a bit sore still.  So it slowed us up a bit but it has been a good week for our no 2 son as he has got to go work with his dad a bit and is learning lots of stuff about plumbing and windmills and truck engine stuff. He’s been so excited to go with that he’s been doing his other school at night before he goes to bed which has been a good thing to see.

Piano practice is still going on and the eisteddfod is looming closer and closer, their duet is still not together but that’s our plan for this coming week, once they’ve got it together it won’t take them long to get it good.

We had our book group this past week and we’ve just completed Strategy 3 on Our Identity in the book Fervent. It has been a few weeks since we’ve gotten together what with Easter and school holidays and it was good to meet again.

It’s also good to look at who we are in Christ and how satan tries to steal our identity from us and make us feel worthless. We are daughters of the King and it’s important for us to stay grounded in His word and in prayer; that’s how we combat our insecurities, only through Him can we feel whole and our value comes from Him.

I also got to meet with my dear friend this week and we’ve been studying submission. It’s a hot topic but we are enjoying it and it’s a good thing to really look at what God’s word says. We shouldn’t behave or react out of emotion but should use the word of God to guide us and enlighten us. We’ll meet again this coming week and will continue on this topic, it’s amazing what we are reading and learning.

My husband was busy on Saturday afternoon harvesting potatoes again as we have used or sold out of them. They are now in bags on our market stall and it’s a good feeling to have it done again.

Okay, that’s our week…

Onto our link up… Kitchen Herb Garden by Penny’s Vintage Home Strawberry Marshmallow Cake Pops – With Natural Food Coloring by Sew historicallyToo Much Stuff? It’s Time For A Spring Clean by Fifteen Acre Homestead

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, I hope you had fun visiting.

This week we’ve got singing lessons and that’s it until Friday. It’ll be nice to be home and get some more work done. Our no 2 daughter and myself are doing another market in a couple weeks so we’ve got some work to do for that and there’s the usual stuff as well.

Our chickens are growing well and we’ll be looking at selling them off in about another 4 – 5 weeks, we’ve also got some piglets that will need to go around the same time. We’ve got a butchery session in a few weeks so I should think about making a couple of meals and freezing them so that I’m prepared but we’ll see how I go with that.

I’m meeting with my friend on Friday and then the children have their Bible Class and it’s piano lessons on Saturday, and I want to get some knitting done and plant the garlic as well.

With the weeks going by so quickly it’s easy to loose our focus and get caught up in hectic lifestyles that leave little time for God and family.

I’d like to encourage you (if you are struggling with focus) to take time to spend with God and in His word. Focus on all He has done for you and given you and have a thankful and repentant heart.

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


11 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #167”

  1. Fun to think about you planning to harvest pumpkins and dealing with the zucchini avalanche while we wait for our ground to dry out and the temperatures to get up to the point where the sun can warm the earth.
    Very thankful for friends-far-away!

    1. Hey there Michele, I find the different hemispheres very interesting and enjoy watching your snow and wintry weather when we are in the heat of summer. Yes we’re finishing off and your trying to get started, I hope you can get into it soon. Blessings my friend and have a great weekend.

  2. Lovely to read about your week in the southern hemisphere. I am anxiously awaiting home-grown strawberries from the farm next door. Maybe in about 2 or 3 weeks! We just had a small yarn shop open in our little tourist town. I haven’t had a chance to visit it yet, but the window display looks intriguing. Thank you for the opportunity to connect.

    1. Thank you Laurie, it’s nice to connect with you too. Fresh strawberries will be so nice for you and you only have to go next door what a blessing. A new yarn shop sounds exciting too, I would find it hard to stay out of it. Thank you and have a great weekend. Blessings

  3. What an amazing creator we serve! As I read Michele’s comment I thought about how God didn’t just create our world and continue to uphold all things by His power, but He does it in many different places and at different times! Thanks for hosting and sharing your life with us.

    1. Thanks Donna for that He is an amazing God and sometimes I just sit in awe of His creation and how He does things. Thanks for your continual support. I hope you are well. Blessings

  4. It sounds like you have SO much energy to get so much accomplished each week, Terri. 🙂 Can I borrow some? Hope everyone is back to full health again.

    1. Mmmm Lisa, it sounds like I have heaps of energy but I do struggle with that. I can get heaps done but am worn out at the end of the day. I appreciate your kind words though and thank you for your continual support. We’re nearly all well again too. Thanks and blessings.

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