GOOD MORNING MONDAYS LINK UP
Hi there all! and welcome back to our weekly link up. How have you all been? Has your week been productive???
I’m not sure if my week has been productive but I think that most homeschooling mums would think the same. Sometimes it doesn’t seem that you get anywhere but I know that what we are doing is more valuable than anything else that we do.
So our week consisted of schooling and music practice, we had our usual Tuesday night bible study and it is always so eye-opening. This past week we looked at Moses and his life up until he fled from Egypt. It is so wonderful to dig into the scriptures and understand more and more of what it means.
Wednesday is usually a bit slower because of our later night the night before and dad was home for the day so that was an added bonus for us. Our no 2 son just so enjoys helping his dad outside and at the moment they are cleaning out the workshop so that they can get some wood work done in the near future.
My husband is also busy preparing a patch for berries and has been trying to get the fencing in order to keep our stock off of it.
On Thursday afternoon he took our no 2 daughter up to Ararat to pick up the fruit tree root stock that he had ordered and was blessed with more berries. We already had raspberries to put in but now we have others as well. So instead of 1 run we will now have 3. He will plant the root stock this year and then graft onto it next year. There is apple and pear and stone fruit I think.
This year we have grown out day old chicks and we have now officially sold all of them. It has been such a blessing and our no 2 daughter is enjoying looking after them. There are heaps of lessons to learn when you look after animals and it is teaching her so much.
The chickens that we got late last year are back in the swing of laying and occasionally we get this huge egg. We often get double yokers and big eggs but this one is far bigger than any. We only get one of these every month or so but it is amazing.Pottery lessons are still going and we have 2 more left until school holidays. Our no 2 daughter is really starting to get the hang of it and managed to get some nice bowls made this week.Here she is above at the wheel with her finished bowl. The skill is in not fiddling with it too much and then having it fall out of shape. You just have to get to a point and say “that’s it, I’m not touching it again”. Then there is skill in getting it off the wheel without warping it. It’s definitely keeping us on our toes.
I managed to make this one below and it’s the best one so far. I was so pleased with it and it even came off the wheel nicely. I’m looking forward to using this as a pasta/dessert bowl in the future.Unfortunately a couple of my items cracked this week so I had to make another vase. We’ll see how this next one goes.
On Saturday after music lessons we managed to get outside and get some weeding done in the raised beds. It has been so wet and the area around the beds is under water and it’s difficult to get around because it is so slippery. We got the strawberry bed finished which is great and the strawberries are starting to take off and are flowering. The broccoli and cauliflower and cabbage are all looking really healthy but are really slow coming to head. I guess they will probably all come in at once but I’m looking forward to doing some more dehydrating.
We have too many bugs here to be able to grow these vegetables in the summer.
Saturday afternoon some of the men from church went and did some work for a single lady and her sons. My husband went and helped out so the children and I got the house clean and around the back verandah sorted out a bit. We’ve had roof issues and my husband and our no 2 son have fixed it to a point that it won’t leak now so it’ll be nice to have it all dry.
Okay that’s enough for now…
Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up.
This week is much the same as last week, with school etc. The fun and exciting thing is coming on Saturday. It is our grandson’s 2nd birthday and we will be going up after music lessons on Saturday to spend the day and then the other grandparents and aunties will come up for tea.
We haven’t really spent much time with our son-in-law, daughter and their family over the last couple of months so this will be really nice and we are all looking forward to it.
I’ve been busy knitting socks and I’ve finished a pair for his birthday and I’m now finishing another pair for my husband. I’m starting to think of birthday and Christmas gifts now and what with pottery and knitting, I think we’ll have it covered.
We’ve been doing lots of thinking on Hebrews lately and we haven’t quite finished it at church yet. The fact of what Jesus has done for us is becoming an amazing reality (even though we knew the fact) and something that we ponder on a daily basis – so amazing His love for us.
Okay my dear friends, I pray that you are all well and I look forward to hearing from you again this week.
Thank you all for your support and may God bless you all.
Keep on keeping on my friends…
Have a great week!!!
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 my friends xxxx
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