This was a really horrible week! Normally I am pretty cheerful about things and optimistic but I cannot pretend this was a good week. But we all have them! It was just really stressful and worrying and I ended up sick from it. eek!
Everything has turned out ok I think but now I just feel a bit shell shocked, run down and getting over a migraine.
The good thing is the week is over haha!
So I will report what good I can. Here are some of the ways I built up our nest this week...
We both saved quite a bit of money on insurance. With country addresses and garages we found we had big reductions in our insurance rates and also registration.
I made a batch of Blueberry GF Muffins and froze a supply as well.
I made a big batch of vanilla yoghurt.
Andy wanted to know what do I really want for Christmas? I said a composter. Like one you turn the handle and it makes your leaves into compost. He said he thought that was a terrible thing to give your wife. I said well that's what I want.
Then he asked if I had another option. (Can you sense resistance?)
I said yes I do I would like Geese.
So now we have ordered Geese!!!
These are the owners geese and we are waiting on the next eggs to hatch as we are not ready with a fox proof yard for young ones yet. But the idea is to get them young so they are super friendly like pets.
I mainly only like pets that are useful.... They mow the lawn, keeping grass down, they kill small snakes and they warn you when anyone unfamiliar comes in the yard or up the driveway. Like guard Geese. So they have jobs to do! But I will love them as pets too.
My birthday is in January. If he asks I will say composter again haha!
Luke brought sheep in to eat down the grass along the driveway and around the outside of our yard.
This keeps it neat and reduces fuel should there be a fire. This is just down the driveway past out yard gate...
This is very good and they do an amazing job!
In the garden I have baby zucchinis, tomatoes and squash!
I know once these get going they are super fast to be ready to pick.
Finally I am back to crochet and crafts. I have been working on kitchen towels. I got these gorgeous cow towels from K mart.
I just work a crochet edge around them. I got one whole one done on the trip up. So I will get another one finished on the way home!
We had several days of rain. It was weird weather and a lot of people had storms but we had the best of it which was rain. This was fantastic and did my garden so much good and my fruit trees plus the wider farm. And it filled the rain water tanks back up. Also not having to water was so nice like a rest.
One of the best things I can share is how when you are in a mess and can't think straight it is wonderful having friends who will pray for you. There are two Bluebirds who gave me wonderful advice and prayed for me. You know who you are! Really these are the times when you know who your really good and valuable friends are. So many of you are beyond good friends and are exceptionally wonderful. We are meant to keep company with good quality people and I am humbled by how good you are.
How did you build up your nest things week? Did you save, add to your pantry, get ahead somehow.
Our son in law came and sat with us one evening. He is so lovely. We were talking about how there are times things just go along and thing pretty much stay the same. Then there are times you can "make hay while the sun shines" and get ahead in different ways. And there are times things just go backwards! And that is why... when you have the opportunity to get ahead, save, stock up, put up, get your presents wrapped or extra jobs done then do! As there will be times you cannot and things go backwards. Be like the ant and consider it's ways! (Prov. 6:6)
Have a wonderful weekend! xxx