Well howdy all and welcome back to another Good Morning Mondays. I hope you have all had a good week.

What a week it has been and we have enjoyed time with family and friends.

Monday night my daughter and I cooked for the Gideons. That went very well and I think that they liked the food. I served them a beef and vegetable casserole and a mild chicken curry with rice, then apple crumble and cream for dessert.

It was good and we had leftovers for the next days lunches, which was very handy.

My husband went fishing with Mr H and his son-in-law, they didn’t catch anything other than colds,but I think they had a good time together.

Friday morning the children had a drive in our brigades fire truck with their father, you can tell by their faces it was fun.


During the winter months each member (who can drive) is rostered to take the truck for runs and to make sure that all the equipment is working properly. This week was my husbands turn. CFA stands for Country Fire Authority.

Our No 2 daughter turned 10 this week and boy she is growing up fast. I don’t know where the time has gone.

Friday night we had some friends over and our son-in-law and daughter and their girls as well. We enjoyed a lovely meal together and the children had a great time as well.

Our daughter is the girl on the right and the one on the left is her sewing buddy.

birthday faith

It is always good to spend time with these families.

Saturday we spent the day with our daughter and her girls as our son-in-law had an appointment in Melbourne. We had a lovely day just taking it easy and chatting. The girls were really tired and slept well in the afternoon, and I must admit I could have gone with them.

Here is our youngest granddaughter. She is really a character and we are developing a great relationship with her.


This is our oldest granddaughter and she had a lot of fun with her uncle and aunt. They pushed her around in the wheel barrow for ages.


We had some disappointments this week with our cattle, loosing two calves as they were born, we thankfully had one born fit and healthy

This is just after she was born

She looks like a little teddy bear when she dried up.

My husband and No 1 son butchered a cow today so we will have a freezer full again in a couple of weeks, the freezer is almost empty.

I have been having lots of internet issues this past week and it just wasn’t going well enough for me to read all the post you linked up, so I apologise again.

I know I have said it before but I will say it again, thank you to you all for taking the time to link up and leave comments. I am really enjoying our new friendships and I love getting to know you all.

I don’t know whether the internet problem is a weather thing or something else, but I hope to be on top of it this coming week, as I really do enjoy reading all the posts.

So onto our link up.

Our top three posts for this week…

thmb55743174aeafdCathy’s Corner: Week 8 by Debbie at Bible Fun For Kidsthmb5574c62a95867Why some women dislike the tag “Lady” by Jo at Stop…Have a chat.thmb557514ef783eaAre You a No Reply Blogger by Laura at Harvest Lane Cottage

Well done ladies and thank you again to everyone else who took the time to link up. If you didn’t get a chance to read these posts, pop over when you can. You will really enjoy them.

This coming week is looking cold and busy again. The children have music exams in about 7 weeks, so we are working hard on their technical work and site reading stuff. This can be very challenging but I think we have plenty of time to get on top of it.

We have our Revelation study on Tuesday night and then our children are doing another Eisteddfod this time in Warrnambool on Thursday morning.

It is good for them to play in front of people and this time they are playing with some other homeschooling friends that live down there. It will be wonderful to catch up with them as we haven’t seen them for ages.

Our son-in-law and daughter and girls are coming this time and then they are staying with us for the night, so we will get to see them again and this is such a blessing.

I only got 1/2 my sewing done this past week, so I need to get more of that finished and I am starting a schedule for doing school and I am trying to be more organised.

Thank you for your prayers for our friends last week, Mrs E didn’t have to have a new stent put in and Mr H is going along okay. God is so good.

I have another request, if you could please pray for Mr G, he had a melanoma removed and has been called back to the surgeon in the morning. Please pray that God will be with him and his family.

I hope you all have a great week and that you will be blessed.

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.”

Love to you all xxxxx

47 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #35”

  1. Thanks so much for hosting! And, thank you very much for featuring Cathy’s Corner! We appreciate it!

    1. Thank you so much Vicki for your comment. It was a bit depressing when the calves died and we wondered what was going on, but God is good and blessed us with a live one. Thanks and have a great week. Blessings

  2. Beef and vegetable casserole sounds super good. Like something I’d want to try. Can in be made in a dutch oven or cook stove? Very interested.
    Calves. Darn. We do a couple hundred and try to loose only one or two a year. Two in one weekend? I bet you are emotionally exhausted!
    Are you done with the harvest? Was it good?

    1. Hi Deborah, I made the beef casserole in my slow cooker although I browned off the meat and onions in the frypan first, I did the same with the chicken.
      Yes it was disappointing to loose the calves, we have been buying milk for the past few weeks and now my husband has to milk these cows twice a day and they are fairly stroppy. Yes loosing them combined with that time of the month it was definitely emotionally draining :-). A couple hundred calving would keep you on your toes too.
      The outside harvest is almost complete, just a few potatoes to deal with now, the tomatoes finished off well although quite late, but that’s okay. Next job is filling the freezer wtih beef and pork, yum. How is your planting and growing and pest control going??? Blessings

      1. Well, there’s no keeping those stinking deer out of the garden you know 🙂 . Grr…
        I got a picture of 2 moose (twins I believe) in the grain field last week. Soon as things slow down, I ‘ll send one to you.
        Got the planting done & starting the first hay cutting right now.

        1. Sorry about the deer Deborah, hope they don’t destroy too much of your hard work. I look forward to seeing a picture of the moose and I hope the hay cutting goes well. It is quite a full on time of the year, with everything needing to be done at just the right time, but it will quickly pass. Blessings to you my friend. xxxx

    1. Hey there Laura, thanks for stopping by. It was my pleasure to feature your post and I am so thankful that you link up here. Thanks for the encouraging comment. Blessings

  3. What a shame about the calves. It is always sad to lose animals. The dinner sounds delicious – great job!
    My boys love the CFA truck as well. Our brigade has the roster running all year though, so I think hubby does it four times a year.
    Thanks for hosting – I look forward to lots of wonderful reading again this week!

    1. Thanks Jayne, yes it was a bit sad but thanks for caring. The dinner was great thank you and everyone seemed to enjoy it and all the cream stuff we had for dessert :-). Fire trucks are great aren’t they. My pleasure to host, enjoy all the wonderful posts. Blessings

  4. You have beautiful children and grandchildren. It was nice to read about your days and to see all the lovely photos.

    Thanks for offering the link-up here and for visiting my linked-up posts so often. I really appreciate your visits! : )

    God bless

  5. Sad to hear about your calves, but happy for you that you have grandchildren! I have one grandson, and we got to spend time with him this weekend. What a privilege it is to have grands! Thanks for faithfully welcoming us here every Monday.

    1. Thank you so much Michele. Grandchildren are great aren’t they, I am glad that you got to spend time with your grandson. It is a privilege and a responsibility, but a good one. Blessings to you and thank you for being such an encouragement to me. Have a great week. Blessings

  6. Oh, my, I trust your friend got a good report when he was called back to the surgeon. So thankful the others are faring well. I so enjoy reading about your week and your life there in Australia. We are many miles apart, but God keeps us close through our blogs. Who would have thought He would connect so many of us this way? He is an awesome God Who knows exactly what we need! It is almost like coming together to worship once a week on Sundays! Much love to you and your sweet family, my friend. Have a blessed week!

    1. Oh thank you so much Cheryl for your lovely and encouraging comment. Thank you for praying for our friends, Mr G now has to have a cat scan and a MRI before he has more surgery, please keep him and his family in your prayers. I so agree that God is keeping us close through our blogs and I am so enjoying our friendship and the others that He has brought along my path. These relationships are so special to me in a world where I don’t have too many like minded friends, God has blessed me abundantly. Love to you and your family. xxxx

    1. Thank you so much Naomi for your encouraging comment and for stopping by. Thank you also for your link up it is always a pleasure to stop by. Have a great week too. Blessings

  7. Sorry to hear you lost two calves recently, but the one calf was so cute and must have been such a blessing. I really appreciate volunteer firefighters. I feel they are so brave and give so much to their communities.

    1. Thank you so much Mary for your comment, it was sad to loose the calves but we have one little beauty running around which is such a blessing. I agree volunteer firefighters are such a blessing and need to be appreciated. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings

  8. Sounds like a busy time there. How fun for your kids to ride in that special truck!
    Thank you for joining The Maple Hill Hop this week. Please be sure to use our button to link back!

  9. Your posts always make me smile and think how much fun it would be just to visit with you and soak up the bounty of living such fullness with those you love. It just oozes out of you! 😉

    1. Oh thank you so much Beth for your kind and encouraging comment. I really enjoy the link up and feel so blessed that you all take the time to stop by. Have a great weekend. Blessings

  10. Good Afternoon – I always enjoy so much reading what is going on at the farm. Your little sweet calf is adorable. I’m so glad for the good report on your friends – God id good !!! What a good time you must have had at your daughter’s Birthday Party. She is such a sweetie – her smile is precious. The picture of your grand having fun in the wheelbarrow just made me smile all day. Thanks for letting us into your week and may your next week be blessed !!!

    1. Thank you so much Rebecca for stopping by and for being so kind with your comments. We did have a great night at her party and it is always wonderful for friends and family to get together. Our children had a great time with their niece and she loved the wheelbarrow. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings

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