GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #186

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

I owe you all a big apology for not getting back to this link up when I said I would. I somehow blocked myself off the internet and being the tech savvy person I am (not) I’ve only just worked it out. It’s not totally fixed but it’s on it’s way.

It’s also been a busy few weeks getting our spring butchery completed and we are only just finishing off smoking the bacon.

We had a great time over the few days that it took, though we were tired. The gang worked really hard and in the end we have very full freezers of beautiful, non chemical meat.

Our no 1 son making sausages
The first day was realy cold, which was perfect for the meat but not the processors.

It’s been busy since then, with my husband working hard to get the ground prepared for vegetables. He and our no 2 son have been planting potatoes, peas and pumpkins. This coming week they’ll get in the corn and some more pumpkins.

No 2 son on the back of the potato planter

We’ve had more piglets this week and they are about to be moved into the woolshed where they can be contained for a bit until they get bigger.

I’ve been busy in the hot house raising seedlings which I am finding so exciting. My amazing husband set up the trays for me so that the seedlings can be watered more easily, and it’s so great. I have pricked out nearly 300 tomato seedlings and they are busy growing so that we can get them in the ground in early November. The weather has been quite warm for this time of the year but we are also getting some rain and some cooler days, so really good actually.

Seedlings in the hot house

We can still get frosts up until November so we won’t be planting our tomatoes before then (lost heaps years ago). I’m hoping to start hardening off the other seedlings this week and then I’ll be raising more.

It’s also almost that time of the year to harvest our honey and my honey has been sorting out the bees and catching a new swarm (one of ours died out). They say it’s been a bad year for bees but hopefully things are looking up now.

Well there’s been heaps of other stuff happening and all our outside activities are back on after school holidays. We’ve had our first book group with our second one next week. We all enjoyed reading about Katie Luther and her life and her dedication to God’s word and her husband and family, quite inspirational.

I won’t do a top three this week, I’ll start that next week.

This coming week we have our book group on Thursday afternoon and the Days 4 Girls ladies sewing group will be meeting in the morning. We are almost half way to our 100 kit goal and are finding the going a lot quicker now that we’ve had practice.

The children have their Bible Study on Friday afternoon and before that I will meet with my friend to look at Psalm 119. Saturday is piano lessons and the usual work around here, Sunday church and we start the week off again.

We’ll be tidying up the raised beds to start planting hopefully in a week’s time and the onion patch is mainly grass so I would like to get on top of that too. We will be doing school and music practice and the other usual chores we have.

Well my friends I’m sorry again for not coming back sooner and I’ve been thinking of you often and I’m hoping you are well.

I’ve got a couple of posts in my head at the moment and I’m hoping to get them out this week.

May God bless you all xxx


3 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #186”

  1. Thanks for hosting the linkup – I totally get the internet issues- this week that wasn’t my issue, it was some sneaky software that deleted all my website bookmark links and all the info for when I linkup – tech issues are so frustrating – but I keep persisting. It’s good to have you back 🙂 Blessings

    1. Hi Debbie, oh dear that sneaky software, you are right tech issues are very frustrating. Thank you for persisting because it really blesses me when you stop by. Have a great weekend. Blessings

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