GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #176

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

Sorry I didn’t turn up last week, we were away camping and didn’t get back in time and then our internet has been off-line and it’s been very annoying., but I’m back now and I have heaps of things to share with you this week.

We went down to the Otways to where our children were camping and made them dinner on Saturday night.  Here’s my darling relaxing after we got the dutch oven on the fire and everything going.We cooked them up a delicious slow cooked beef and mushroom dish with baked potatoes that was awesome (if I may say so myself) and an apple and raspberry crumble for dessert . This was our first time cooking on an open fire and we had to be careful we didn’t burn anything but it turned our really well, and they were all very appreciative of a nice hot meal when they returned back late that night.We stayed in a nearby town in a cabin with hot showers and heaters (we’re a bit soft) while the others camped out in the cold. They were probably warm in their swags and campers but it was a very damp weekend for them.

Our youngest children with our youngest granddaughter

It gives us great joy to see the children all getting along so well and spending time together just being good friends. This is so important and something that we have really tried to work on for them.  Our no 1 son is courting a lovely Christian girl and she was able to come down as well with some other friends which was great.

We were only away one night but the bigger pigs decided they needed a bit of a change of scenery. We couldn’t find them when we got home but located them down our side road the next morning.
My amazing husband has them well trained because they followed him home while I drove the ute behind them. They are all back safely and behind some more hot wires to keep them in.

I finished the cardigan I was knitting for this sweet girl and it looks great. The colour is different for her but it really suits her and a nice change from pink. This is a great and easy pattern and knits up very quickly.After I gifted the cardigan I got stuck into a pair of socks for one of my closer friends for her birthday. I get a lot of satisfaction from knitting for people and the socks fit her just right.They aren’t a very exciting colour but just perfect for her. They are wool too so they will keep her feet warm during this cold winter.

It’s school holidays here so the ladies and I got together to do a couple of days sewing the pads and holders for the Days 4 Girls ministry. We’ve been blessed each time we get together and it’s always good fun doing it with each other.  There’s lots of talking and laughing and sharing and our relationships are strengthening and deepening.

I’ve started knitting a vest for our grandson and it’s going really well. The wool is sort of a tweedy look in a dark charcoal and it’s my first attempt at cables. When you get started it’s actually not too hard and I’m looking forward to sharing the completed item with you next week (hopefully).  Then I might knit a tea cosy because I found a really nice tea pot at the op shop but we’ll see if that happens, I might start a jumper for my husband with cables instead.

We had some friends from Melbourne stay with us for a couple of nights over the weekend and there was much conversation on small crop farming, orchards, vegetables and aquaponics. I think we all learnt a lot from each other and it was a blessing.

The mornings this week have been terribly cold and frosty but the days have been lovely and sunny, although still cold. I managed to get a bit of washing dry and some weeding and mulching done on the raised beds.

Okay my friends onto the link up… How To Make Your Own Fire Pit by Artful Homemaking The Beauty of Sacrifice and the Joy of Giving by Living Our DaysHomestyle Creamed Corn by The Bearded Hiker

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up.

This week coming is back to IT. What is IT you ask??? IT is normal everyday school life and weekly activities or NESLWA!!

That means, bible study, music lessons, school work, gets started with a bang. We did do school work during the first week of the holidays but then no 2 son went and helped dad whilst no 2 daughter helped me sew. All good learning though.

Piano exams are in 3 weeks so no 2 daughter is busy working on that and no 2 son will do his exam at the end of the year.

I hope you are all going well and I look forward to hearing from you.

Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Blessings my dear friends xxx


7 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #176”

    1. Hi Michele, thanks for stopping by as usual and it was definitely my pleasure to feature your post. This is only a warm community because of all you lovely ladies. Bless you xxx

  1. A group of our kids and grandkids are camping out at the lake this weekend. Like you, I love to see the cousins getting together. We are going for one night, but again like you, we are a little soft and will stay in a nearby hotel. 🙂 Have a great week!

    1. haha Donna, it sounds like you and your husband are just like us, we like (need) a little comfort. I hope you had a great time together and look forward to hearing how it all went. Blessings xxx

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