Hey there everyone, welcome to another Good Morning Mondays. What a wonderful season winter is and we have one more month to go until spring comes.

Where we live the weather is always variable even in summer, which can be quite good. We are about an hour from the coast so we often get lovely sea breezes in the evenings in summer which takes away the heat.

It has finally gotten wet here and there is heaps of water lying around. Our firebreaks look very boggy. (a firebreak is an area between our fence and the nature strip that we either plow or spray, so that there is no growth, and then it inhibits fire crossing it).

It has been cold outside and our wood stove is pumping out the heat, some days it doesn’t seem enough, but all you need to do is step outside and you know that it is warm inside.

We have had a good week and started it off with the Christianity 101 course at our church on Monday night. I think there was possibly 3 people there who were not Christian, some others who were maybe nominal and then quite a few from church who attended to support the others. It was quite an interesting evening and the discussions that we had at our table were good. Discussing God and His ways and His word is always good.

We had earlier music lessons this week because we went to Melbourne over the weekend. The children had their exams this afternoon and I am sure they are glad they are over, and I know they are looking forward to getting new pieces next week.

On Friday afternoon we headed to Melbourne to a family conference and spent the night there and all day Saturday. It is great to be together with like minded Christian people who want to have strong family relationships with God at the center. We caught up with some old and made some new friends and the children had a great time.

They had separate character training for them and character training the way they did it was fun.

I took some photos on our journey.  The picture below was just before we arrived at our destination. The moon was so big and full, it was just beautiful.

Picture of the full moon with the car tail lights at the bottom.

Seems that every major city has a big wheel and Melbourne is no different. This picture was taken as we were driving past on the freeway.’

Melbourne’s Ferris Wheel
City buildings

I was born and raised in Brisbane which is a major capital city but it didn’t take me long to love the country and living there and I must admit I find it difficult to visit the city, but the trip was well worth it.

The farm and animals seemed to be okay while we were away which is good and we have just ordered some tomato seedlings from our daughter who is going to grow a couple hundred for us to put in our hot house.

Now my husband is making plans to build this hothouse which will be portable and able to be moved each year onto new ground. I have also found a nursery where we can buy cheaper fruit trees, so next month we are hoping to get a few to add to our orchard.

With winter coming to an end and spring just around the corner there is always heaps to plan and build and think about.

Okay onto our link up.

Our top three posts this week were…

thmb55b50fbcc8e4bDIY Pulley System Clothes Line by The Farmer’s Wife at Grace Garden and Homestead
thmb55b50fe4bc43eWhen His Words Hurt by Deborah at Growing in His Gracethmb55b59687264f2Graceful Parenting by Jennifer at Homesteading on Grace

Thank you dear friends for stopping by and linking up. I didn’t quite get all the posts read this week with being away so I do apologise. I am looking forward to seeing what you have for us this week.

This week is going to be reasonably quiet.  Monday we are in town doing banking and groceries and Tuesday night is our Revelation Study.

We are hopefully going to catch up with our son-in-law, daughter and their girls sometimes this week and we are all definitely looking forward to that time.

Our children have no music lessons this weekend so we will hear about their results later in the week from their teacher.  They will be looking forward to their music lessons the following week when they get some new pieces, that is always exciting and I am looking forward to having some new tunes to hum in my head..

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

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

30 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #42”

    1. Thank you so much Cheryl for faithfully stopping by each week and linking up and leaving such encouraging comments. You are such a blessing to me dear friend. Have a great week. Blessings

    1. Emily, thank you for stopping by. The moon looked fantastic, it was just huge and was hanging just above us as we drove. When you take a photo through the windscreen it sort of distorts all the lights but it was a lovely photo. Blessings to you.

  1. It is always funny to hear your weather report there because it is so different on this side of the world where we are in the midst of hot and humid August. I love every season though so am enjoying. You took some nice pictures on the way to the city. Big cities are always an adventure. So glad though that you are happiest at home.

    Have a wonderful week my friend and blessings to you,

    1. Thanks Patti for your comment and for stopping by. I must admit that summer isn’t my favourite season but I do try and appreciate each one because they are sent to us from God. It is really cold here and wet which is very typical for this time of the year, but spring is just around the corner. Big cities are exciting but a bit daunting for me with all the traffic, but is was nice driving through at night with all the lights. Have a great week too Patti and blessings to you too. xxx

  2. I just LOVE hearing all your adventures. It appears you got some lovely pictures this week. I completely understand about moving to the country. I grew up in Chicago, and then moved to an area where I don’t even live in a town at all. A few miles away is a tiny town of about 300 people. So much different than my “hometown.” But, like you, I can’t imagine trying to live in a big city again.
    Have you got your garden planned out yet? Do you think you will make a smaller garden with the aquaphonics getting more productive? (I miss aquaphonics posts!)

    1. Hey Deborah it sounds like we live in similar areas, although I don’t think ours is as remote as yours. We are 12 kms from a small town with about 500 people, and 43 kms from the next larger town. It is a wonderful place to live with the country side around us. I guess it is the traffic that bothers me the most about big cities because there is so much and we only have one traffic light in the larger town close to us.
      My husband is working on the plans for the portable hothouse and I think he will buy the iron for it this month and the plastic next month. This hothouse will house our bulk tomatoes and hopefully we will grow some to sell at the roadside this year. I think most of our other crops except corn will go into the aquaponics and I am sorry about not having an update sooner, I will get to it shortly. I read somewhere that you said you have had a frost or two already, this seems abnormal so I hope your garden is still going okay. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Blessings

      1. Abnormal? Wish is was so. We had snow flakes last week that didn’t stick. Unfortunately, we have not got any fire wood yet this year, so there were a couple cold days. I just kept baking (since I do have very small wood for the stove).
        It doesn’t get that cold all summer, but we know it can at any time. I was able to cover what was in the garden and we didn’t loose anything in the frost–but it is a reality that we are always nervous about it. Glad I didn’t have melons in the ground this year!

  3. It’s so neat to hear that you are leaving winter, entering spring, while we here in Florida are still in summer, hoping for some cooler weather in the fall…seasons around the world shared on a daily basis here in the blogosphere…sure makes this old world seem smaller…cause we know, “He’s got the whole world in His Hands…” Many blessings to you and your sweet family!

    1. You are so right Beth, I really think it is great that we can share our parts of the world with others, when they are so different, and it definitely makes it seem smaller. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely words. Have a great week and blessings to you. xxx

    1. Thank you so much Jen for stopping by and for your comment. Thank you also for hosting the UNITE Link Party, it is a wonderful place for us to congregate and share our testimonies. Blessings to you and yours. xxx

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