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Hey there everyone, welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

How have you been this week??? Are you enjoying the wet, cold wintry weather or are you enjoying the summer months. We had very cold weather but the days had been beautiful and sunny, that was until Saturday then it turned wet and dreary. That’s winter for us here, it’s either frosty and sunny or cloudy and dark.

I like winter though because I can make soup on my wood stove without using any power. This week I made pumpkin and artichoke and it was delicious and I also made some chicken and corn soup for a meeting at church on Saturday and that was yummy too. I think chicken and corn would be my favourite soup but pumpkin is good too. The addition of the artichokes gave it an additional lovely flavour.

Pumpkin and artichoke soup served with cream and grated cheese.

I had harvested our artichokes a week ago and I got round to scrubbing them and then grating and dehydrating them this week. They are great to use in soups and stews and even blended into a powder they are useful as a thickener.

Grated and dried artichoke.

Our son-in-law, daughter and her family spent Monday with us and they did their school with us. It was nice to have them around and see them and enjoy some fellowship. I’m knitting a cardigan for our eldest granddaughter at the moment and I’ve only got a sleeve and collar to go now.It’s a super chunky yarn so it’s quick to knit up and it will be very warm for her. It’s a nice bright colour too so it’ll add some sparkle to the dark winter days. I’ve got my next project planned and ready to go and this one will be for our youngest granddaughter and then I’ve got some beanies to do and a vest for our grandson.

I’m really enjoying knitting for family and it gives me great pleasure to do so.

My husband had his sleep apnea test this week and it’s proving to be a quite serious issue for him. We are thankful to God that He is leading us to the right people to get this sorted for him. Once he gets his machine they are saying that he will be all good, and he’s looking forward to getting the issue dealt with.

The children had the break up for their Bible Class on Friday night and they had a pizza and movie night. The pizza was delicious and they all had a good time and it was nice to catch up with the other parents as well.

Okay, onto our link up…

Our top three this week were…

Family Worship by G & E Juneberry Pie by Sew HistoricallyInside the Summer Greenhouse by Penny’s Vintage Home

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up.

Tomorrow we have the Warrnambool Eisteddfod and the children will be in the piano competition. This one is much more relaxed than the last one and it is a lovely encouraging environment. This will be the last one for the year and it’ll be nice to be finished, then it’s onto exams.

We’ve got our last Marriage Course night this week and then it’s finished. We have learnt so much and we’ve enjoyed it as well.

It’s a quieter week this week and I’m getting together with the ladies to do some Days 4 Girls sewing, and then we’ve got our book group that same day.

I’m hoping to catch up on some school and sort out my sewing room so that I can find things again. It seems to be the room where everything gets put when it doesn’t have a home.

Okay my friends that’s it for this week and I’m looking forward to hearing how you have all been.

Have a great week!!!

On a closing note I’d like to share my favourite scripture with you.

Proverbs 3:56 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.

Blessings my friends xxxx

13 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #174”

  1. Thanks for sharing your favorite verse. Good words for a mum’s heart!
    You are harvesting artichokes, and I have been planting asparagus. And today we are having some much-needed rain for the garden–God’s gift on this Sunday!

    1. Hey there Michele, asparagus sounds exciting, we haven’t grown that yet, it’s quite expensive here to buy the plants. I’m glad you got some rain, it is such a blessing to get free water from the sky. Bless you this weekend.

  2. It’s sunny & hot for us here in Texas. But I enjoy all the seasons although we don’t get extreme cold very often. Your wood stove sounds cozy and inviting.

    I appreciated all your features this week. I had read George & Eunice’s family worship post a few days ago and thoroughly enjoyed it, always love Penny’s beautiful yard, and love the look of the Juneberry pie even though I’ve never seen a Juneberry!

    1. Hey there Donna, sunny and hot sounds nice right now cause it’s cold and wet and quite wintry. It sounds like you live in a nice area but might not need a fire. Our fire is nice and we use it to heat our whole home, but it can get cold when it goes out. Thank you for visiting other posts and I’m glad you have enjoyed them. I don’t even know what a Juneberry is, maybe we have an Australian equivalent?? Thanks and blessings.

  3. That’s a pretty color for your cardigan!

    It’s hot and dry here in SE Kansas, I’m looking forward to fall. We didn’t have a spring this year despite what the calendar said. We went from below freezing to 80/90F in a matter of about a week and it’s been there since. And dry. Very dry.

    What all do you use artichokes for, when you don’t dehydrate them? I’ve seen them here, but not really tried them much. They are usually pricey. Right now it’s tomato season and loving them!

    1. Hey there Angie, it’s good to hear from you. Seasons are funny sometimes and can really run together. It’s as cold here as hot as it is where you are, I hope you get rain soon. I roast artichokes and I put them in soup. I find the fresh roasted ones give me a belly ache but when I dry them they don’t. Funny… Enjoy your tomatoes xxxx

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