Internet issues

Hi everyone,

I’m sorry but due  to terrible internet issues I’m not going to be able to do a link up this week, and next week we’re  busy with our bi-annual butchery session. I’ll just have to say, I’ll see you in a couple weeks and I’ll hopefully be able to get the internet sorted by then.

I’m praying that God will bless you all and that he’s with you and that you’re feeling his presence with you daily.

God bless you my friends xxx



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

We’ve had a good week and I hope you have too, it’s been busy and a bit tiring but I wonder if that is the change in the seasons.

It’s also been a wind down, finish up week for most of our outside activities with school holidays starting this weekend. That means no group Bible Studies for us and the children’s one is off as well, no piano lessons but that doesn’t mean that we will take holidays from school and practice.

We will keep motoring along doing our usual here and there with school, outside chores and activities. Our no 2 son and I are still busy sowing seeds into jiffy pots in the hothouse and we are so excited to watch them come up and look so healthy. The weather is quite mild at the moment but that doesn’t mean we can plant out yet because we can get some sneaky frosts right up until November. My husband and I have been talking about planting out into the raised beds earlier and using a sort of make shift hot house to protect the seedlings, but that won’t happen for another couple of weeks.

We’ve got our bi-annual butchery session in a couple of weeks, so after that we’ll start to think about planting out.

Those front seedlings are rock melon

We had some new additions this past week or so and we now have 5 little piggies in the woolshed with their mum. They are a bit of a mix really, with berkshire and saddleback coming through,Our no 1 daughter and I have made a bit of plan to trade products, she makes the yoghurt and feta and I make the butter. I think we are getting our first batch of yoghurt shortly so I’m looking forward to seeing how it tastes. I’ve been busy making butter this week to catch up and I tried some sour cream as well.
We’ve had a few plumbing issues this week and my amazing husband has used the opportunity to teach our no 2 son how to go about fixing the problems. You are never to young to learn and daily I am surprised with what he knows and can do around the farm now.
They’ve got it all fixed so no more leaks.

We had a sewing morning this week and also our final book group for the term. We finally finished Fervent and next term we are starting on a new book titled First Wives Club. I am very excited to get started with it and we’ve got some new members as well which is great.

Thanks everyone for linking up each week, I can’t do the top three this week due to dodgy internet, so I apologise.

This coming week is a bit slower which will be nice, we can work on school and piano and gardening with out the pressure of going out much.

Our no 2 daughter is going to spend some time with her brother in law and older sister and their family and she is looking forward to that, so it is only our youngest home and my husband and I for a couple of days.

I’m meeting with a friend on Tuesday and then we are sewing on Friday and apart from that I’m home. I’ve got a pair of socks I’m trying to finish for a friend for her birthday this week and then I’m hoping to knit some beanies for the Christmas boxes which have to be done by the end of October.

Okay my friends, I hope you are all well. Have an absolutely fantastic week, maybe you could send a friend a text to encourage them, ask God to lead you in that way and you’ll be astounded with how your text will come at the right moment for someone.

Bless you all xxx



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

What has been happening for you this past week?? We have had a lovely week of sunny weather, we even let our wood stove go out it was that nice.

We’ve just started it again tonight because the weather has turned quite wintry and wild, with wind, hail and rain. I think the changes keep us on our toes and appreciate each different day.

We’ve had a busy but good week. The first couple days were at home and then on Wednesday we had our church’s women’s mission group meeting. This was our AGM and then we packed boxes for Operation Christmas Child. That was so much fun to do and we all enjoyed it, our children came along and my son was so excited to pack boxes for boys his age. The group had been collecting all year and each monthly meeting we would bring something for a different category.

It has been a great way to do it and we are now more aware of what we really need and how it might look for us next year. I think we packed over 12 boxes and now our young people (10 – 16) are going to pack a couple boxes as well which will be good for them.

We planted seeds a couple of weeks ago and were concerned they weren’t going to come up but low and behold they have started to appear. We’ve got zucchinis and cucumbers showing their leaves and hopefully some more will follow shortly. Our no 2 son waters them twice a day as they dry out in the hot house and he was so excited when they started to come up. We’ve still got some spaghetti squash and pumpkin seeds to sow and hopefully we will get to that on Monday as we’re running out of time.

On Thursday the Days for Girls ladies met and spent most of the day sewing our hygiene products.  Below is one of the shields I have been sewing together. We each have different jobs, a couple of us sew the shields, another lady is in charge of the bags and then another one is in charge of the liners that go into these shields. We are all working well to complete 100 kits before Christmas but it’ll take us most of the year to achieve that goal.  Next year we will do another 100 kits but will spread it out and maybe also sew some clothes and make beanies for the Christmas Child boxes.

On Saturday we had our grandsons 3rd birthday party and boy was he excited. He is such a little treasure and blesses us with his enthusiasm for life. Here below is him pictured with his mum and the rag quilt I made him for his birthday. I had bought that fabric before he was born, so it was nice to finally use it up and he really liked it.
He got some great presents and here is his younger sister wearing his glow in the dark glasses. All our grandchildren are great and we enjoy each one of them.So it’s been a pretty busy week but a good one and we also had our Wednesday night bible study as well. That has been really challenging as we discuss the walls we’ve hit and how we’ve come through them with God.

Okay my friends onto our link up…

Our top three this week were…Writers Talking With Sarah Bird by Electric Evelyn“Let Your Women Keep Silent?…Me?! by Soul Survival7 Ways To Tap Into The Resourceful Spirit Of Our Ancestors by Biblical Minimalism

Thank you all for stopping by and linking up.

This week coming is not quite so busy which will be nice. We’ve still got Bible study and this week we only sew in the morning on Thursday and then we’ve got book group in the afternoon.

We will finish Fervent this week and then after the school holidays we will be starting a new book and this time we will be reading The First Wives Club. This isn’t a book connected to the movie but it’s about twenty-first century lessons from the lives of sixteenth century women. I think we are all keen to start this one and we’ve even been blessed with a few new members which is always exciting and changes the dynamics of the group.

The children’s bible study is on hold as our pastor is on leave this week so we won’t meet together until after the holidays, so Friday I’m home, so I’ll be able to gets lots of school and piano practice done.

Okay my friends, I hope you are all well and enjoying the new season that God has you in. May He be challenging you to grow closer to Him each day.

Blessings xxx





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

I apologise for not being around last weekend, I’ve been battling a bad cold, chesty thing and it really knocked me about. What with that and a busy weekend, I just didn’t get there.

I’m feeling much better now with just a residual cough now and again, mainly at night which is a pain when you are trying to sleep.

How have you all been??? Spring has offically sprung here and the weather has been really nice, cold mornings and sunny days. It’s great for drying the washing and the ground.

Our no 2 son and I planted some seeds last week, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, rockmelon, watermelon and basil. We’ve got them growing in the hot house and we’re still waiting for them to come up. We can get frosts here right up until the first week of November so we usually don’t plant out until then. Last year I planted the seeds out then so of course they were slow, this year we are sewing them into jiffy pots to plant out in November. Hopefully this will get us ahead instead of behind.

Our no 1 daughter and myself and children got to visit with our good friend this week and actually see where she lives. It was great and nice to put a place to a person and family now, so now I know what she is talking about. We need to visit again because we didn’t even get to the garden side of the visit.

Here’s our beautiful new granddaughter asleep while we visited together.

The children all had a good time playing together and enjoyed the sand pit.

We had our fellowship lunch after church last week and we have a bit of a jokey competition between a couple of us with our cakes. I  made a raspberry yoghurt cake which was quite nice and different to what I usually do.
Our weekly bible study is going well and this past week we talked about the walls that we hit in life and how we get through them and hopefully they bring us closer to God and give us the ability to help others going through the same things.

Our Days 4 Girls sewing days are still happening and going well and we are working our way to 100 kits before Christmas. Our little group are becoming quite close and it’s nice to get together most weeks and chat and sew and most importantly encourage each others walk with the Lord.

Okay onto the linkup… The Fight For Joy by Dr Michelle Bengtson Keep Your Home Cool In The Summer Heat – Edwardian Decor Ideas by Sew HistoricallyYou Are Never A Bother Or Too Far Gone by Homespun Devotions

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, I hope you enjoyed your visit.

This week is a busy one and we only have 2 weeks until school holidays, boy the year is flying past.

The coming week will be filled with the usual activities and I’m looking forward to our sewing day and meeting up with the ladies.

What have you all been doing with yourselves, some of you may be preparing for winter and preserving the harvest or like us you are welcoming warmer weather after a wet and cold winter. Whatever you have been doing I pray that God is with you always.

Psalm 9:1 I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

Blessings xxx