Hi all, another week gone and another Good Morning Mondays. Welcome back and I hope your past week has been good.
Where is the time going??? January is almost over and our warm weather here is continuing. Our vegetable garden is going well and we have nearly finished picking our peas. Below is a picture of the gang getting into it, we start at about 7 am so it is over before it gets too hot.
I have already podded, blanched and frozen the picked ones and we ended up with 14 litres of peas in the freezer. Really that’s 3 1/2 – 4 litre ice cream containers.
We have also starting picking zucchinis and we planted three different types this year. These are my husbands favourite, cooked on the BBQ.
The aquaponics is going well and we have just got some new fish, 100 Silver Perch fingerlings. The whole system seems to be going well although we had to get rid of our cabbages due to caterpillars eating them. The whole thing with the system is that you can’t pull everything out at once, you need to plant and harvest gradually.
Our tomatoes in there are just booming and they even have fruit on them.It has been hot and cold this week, we reached 42 degrees on Wednesday and then only had 20 on Thursday, which was a wonderful change.
On the hot day we had a trip to the specialist in Geelong about my leg. More x-rays which proved that my bones are healing nicely and I don’t have to see the surgeon again. It’s just me and the physio, working to get my leg stronger each day. God is so good and I am looking forward to using only one elbow crutch and then hopefully shortly, none.
We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary on Thursday and we feel so blessed to be more in love now than ever before. We went out for tea on Friday night and we went to a country pub about 30 mins drive away. It was just lovely and they were very welcoming and the meal was delicious.
The rest of the week was just normal stuff, and my husband has been working hard on a couple of jobs that he needs to get finished for his clients.
Sunday lunch we had a family from church over and had a nice time getting to know them. We had a BBQ and our no 2 daughter is getting a real expert at making potato salad and what we call a garden salad. She is really so helpful and is doing a wonderful job around the house.
We find the best way to get to know people is to have them over for a meal. It really opens the door to good conversation and fellowship.
Okay that was my week, so onto our link up…
Our top three this week were…
2016: In With Hope Out With Despair by Aimee at A Work Of GraceHomestead Hack – Cheaper Bird Seed by Tammy at Taylor Made HomesteadA Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #49 by Laura at Harvest Lane Cottage
Thank you everyone for taking the time to stop by and for your link ups. I appreciate everyone of you very much.
I started this link up with very few rules, maybe that’s because I don’t like being told what to do (will have to analyse that one at a later date), and I know that everyone is very busy with their lives but if you can please stop over at some of the link ups and leave an encouraging comment for a fellow blogger, that would be lovely. I know comments just make my day and I am sure they make yours too.
This isn’t a rule, just if you have time.
This week is looking at being a nice, quiet home one. I don’t have to go out at all this week and I am hoping to get some skirts made for our No 2 daughter. Our No 1 son went through his clothes and was throwing out some nice shirts so I thought that I would rework them into skirts. Not sure yet how, maybe some patch work, they are mainly blue checks and stripes.
Of course this week we have music practice and I have decided not to start school for another couple of weeks. We have a homeschooling conference next week and we are away for 4 nights so I will leave it until after then.
Our son-in-law and daughter and family are coming down next weekend and they are going to house sit for us while we are at the conference. It is so comforting to know that they are to be here keeping an eye on things and of course it will be great to see them all.
Well that’s it for me and I hope that you are all well and feeling God’s blessings surrounding you.
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 to you all my dear friends. xxxx
You will find me linked up at some of these great blogs.