Welcome to another Good Morning Mondays Link Up. How has your week been??

Thanks to everyone of you who faithfully stop by here each week and link up, and also welcome to any newbies that stop by. I am so enjoying reading the posts and getting to know you all.

I have had a good week although it has been cold and wet.  My routine sort of went out the window earlier in the week due to my husband being home for a couple of days. Time spent with dad is far more important than any lessons we can have.

Tuesday dad decided to take us to Warrnambool to Flagstaff Hill which is a maritime museum and it is set up like a maritime village.

Below is a picture of the village from the front door.


No 2 daughter looking through binoculars at the village

When we got there my husband started talking to the lady at the counter about the Historical Society and some family history stuff, so we didn’t actually go into the village but headed around to the Historical Society to find our more information about his family.

It was probably a good idea not going in as it was freezing and wet and we will most likely go again when the weather is more favourable.

After the History Society we headed out to the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory for lunch and a walk around their museum. We enjoyed looking at the old artefacts and I especially like the dairy and sewing ones.

An old industrial sewing machine and a cobblers machine
This is a Eureka butter printer and weigher.
Milk separator
Butter churns and bottles
Dad and no 2 son enjoying time together

We had a great day and arrived home tired but happy.

I am excited too because we have gotten our milk separator all cleaned up and are hopefully going to be able to separate our milk next week so that I can make butter.

I will only do this once a week as the milk isn’t any good for cheese after the cream has been removed, so the puppies or piglets or chickens will get this milk.

The rest of the week I will make cheddar cheese and some feta. I have made some cheddar this past week and it is tucked away nicely in the cupboard, maturing away. I made a big batch of feta as well and that is great in salads, on pizzas or mince dishes.

Our oldest son spent the week away working with some friends, so the house was rather quiet without him and his puppies were very annoying. They destroyed one of my pot plants (I only have two) and have now been banned from the back veranda.

Saturday morning we had music lessons and now have only two weeks to go until exams. We have to keep on with the practice for the next two weeks, and I am sure that their hard work will pay off.

I had a friend pop out from town on Saturday afternoon which was lovely. I haven’t seen this friend for months so we had a lovely chat and catch up. She is also keen on being self sufficient and farming stuff and I call her the chook whisperer. She is amazing how she can get eggs to hatch in the incubator, far better than I can. I am that bad that my husband has now taken over the incubating, so hopefully we will get more chickens now.

Today, Sunday was a busy day but lovely. We had bible study and church this morning and then we went to friends for an afternoon bible study. We used to get together a few years ago, but life got busy with babies and children and plain old life, so it was nice to be able to sit around the word of God together.

Okay, onto our linkup….

This week we had our top 5 posts

thmb55a3daf7b2a78Adopt a Simple Amish Life by Tracy at Our Simple Homesteadthmb55a31158b31adFreedom Friday – On Forgiving Yourself by Patti at Old Things New


5 new ways to think about money by Stephanie  at Stephanie Oreficethmb55a385005e6d5Duty and Rest in the Home by Mrs White at The Legacy of Homethmb55a3ae014e4efHow Two Years of Blogging has Changed My Life by Sarah at Redemption Diary

Thank you to everyone who linked up, I really appreciate all of you. I didn’t quite get every post read but what I did get to I really enjoyed.

This week coming we have our Revelation Bible Study on Tuesday night and we are looking forward to that because we haven’t gotten together for quite a few weeks now.

We have a funeral on Thursday afternoon and music lessons on Saturday morning.  The rest of the week will be spent at home doing school, music practice and I might even do some gardening depending on the weather, and I have some knitting projects that I want to start and finish.

I look forward to hearing from you all again this week and I pray that your days are blessed.

Love to you all my friends. xxxx

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.”

You will find me linked up at some of these great blogs.

42 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #40”

  1. I’m so thankful you had a great week, sweet friend. It is always one of my favorite parts of my visits here to hear about your week and all of the things you did. May the dear Lord bless you and your precious family with a good week to come!

    1. Thank you so much Cheryl for stopping by and for always leaving me encouraging comments. I am so blessed by your friendship and when I write this post I can almost picture my friends sitting at the table sharing their lives with me to. Blessings and have a good week too, dear friend. xxxx

  2. Ahh I thought Darling Downs sounded familiar! G’day to you fellow Aussie! I probably should have figured that out earlier…

    P.S. I really admire how you try and visit everyone who links up. That’s a big job to take on!

    1. Hey MB, I am going over to yours now to see where you are at, I probably should have figured it out too. Thank you for your encouraging comment about visiting blogs. I try so hard to visit at least one of each bloggers link up but it can be hard to fit it all in. I can feel really guilty about not getting to them all, because I really enjoy reading them too. Thanks again for stopping by. Blessings

        1. Thank you Vickie for your kind and encouraging comment. The bible study did feel good, it is wonderful to come together and just talk about scriptures. I hope you have a great week too. Blessings

      1. I don’t give away too many clues on my blog but I’m in WA 🙂

        Please don’t feel guilty, you have absolutely no obligation to visit us and for those that you do we are greatly blessed and give glory to God for your witness. I can take on unnecessary burdens and think I’m doing the right thing when really I’m making life hard for myself and robbing God of His glory!

        1. Thank you so much MB, I understand why you keep things secret, sometimes this is necessary. WA is a long way away but at least we can connect this way, what a blessing. Thank you also for the encouragement on not taking on unnecessary burdens, that is so easy to do and you are right it does rob God of His glory. Blessings to you, have a great week.

    1. Hey Nannette it did look good, didn’t it. Maybe we will pick a much warmer day to go and visit, it looked quite interesting. I fit in naps during the week too :-). I so appreciate you stopping by and for being so encouraging. You are such a blessing with what you write about too. Thanks and blessings to you.

  3. Good Sunday afternoon Terri. It is probably Monday where you are so I hope the beginning to your week is starting off well. I loved seeing pictures of your trip to the Maritime Museum, even if you didn’t inside. It does look nice and cool there while it is very hot and humid here in South Carolina.

    Thank you for featuring the article I wrote last week on forgiving yourself. I appreciate it so much! I don’t have a Freedom Friday link this week but came anyway to see what’s happening and I’m glad I did.

    Blessings to you dear lady,

    1. Thank you so much Patricia for stopping by and linking up I so appreciate it that you take the time. It was my pleasure to feature your post and I am thankful that you stopped by to see this. Sometimes I just forget to let people know that I am featuring them. It is very cold here at the moment and it is hard to imagine you having hot weather, although I must admit I don’t miss the humidity. Enjoy your summer. Blessings to you.

  4. Had to enlarge the picture of your daughter to look at that cute skirt. Did you fashion that? It looks to have a mommy touch 🙂 .
    Yes… drooling over those sewing machines. Sounds like a busy week for you. Hard for me to imagine you doing much gardening in the middle of your winter. Love to hear about it.

    1. I really like you Deborah because I would probably have noticed the skirt too :-). Yes I did refashion it from jeans from an idea my friend gave me. She has made heaps of skirts for her daughter and they look great. I have made a couple more and they are favourites, I have a post half written about it too, you have given me the encouragement to finish it. I don’t get to the end of the week and think I am busy, sometimes I actually wonder what I do achieve. You are right, not much outside gardening happening here, but I definitely need to prune some rose bushes. The aquaponics is going well and I now have carrots coming up. We are going to plant sweet potatoes in a bed in the hot house soon and we are starting to think and talk about our spring planting and gardening placement. Winter is going so quickly and it won’t take long for spring to arrive. We are finally having some growth outside, it was a little bit desperate for a while. Thank you for stopping by, you know I miss you when we don’t get to chat. Blessings xxxx

        1. Hey there Deborah, I am working on the skirt post, and I will definitely post about the sweet potatoes. They aren’t going too well in the aquaponics system but I read somewhere that they don’t like a lot of water, so that would figure. We aren’t normally able to grow them here but we thought the hothouse might give them the extra warmth and length of growing season that they need. We have a neighbour and she is the vegetable whisperer, you know the type, can grow anything and just has a marvelous garden, well she can grow sweet potatoes outside, she says they are small but prolific. God knows how they will go, so we will just have to try. Blessings to you and I hope your garden is growing prolifically.

  5. Terri, I love the details of your everyday life…so rich, so full…you encourage us to give thanks for these small, everyday blessings that are bestowed on each of us…how grateful for family…many blessings to you and your sweet family (even the little puppies) ❤️

    1. Oh thank you so much Beth, you encourage me so much and I appreciate that you stop by and I am glad that you feel so at home. Thank you also for the blessing, it is much welcome. I hope you have a great week and I am looking forward to seeing your post. Blessings my friends and heaps of love. xxxx

  6. My mother-in-law grew up using a churn similar to those in your picture, and we have it now. I’ve loved making butter with my boys when we were reading Laura Ingalls Wilder books — so much fun to see the butter actually form in the churn! Thanks for your always-fun Monday post!

    1. Thanks Michele for sharing here with us. I do have a butter churn but I don’t like to use it and get it dirty ;-). I make my butter in my mixer, but I enjoy making it though. I really enjoy all those old dairy things, churns and dishes and bottles, such great stuff. What a wonderful experience or your boys to make butter with you. Thanks for stopping by, have a great week. Blessings

  7. Hello beautiful! I’m thrilled to be a part of your party. I hope you get a chance to stop by our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. We would love to party with you twice! Lou Lou Girls

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