Our Lady

Our Lady of Mount Carmel novena is approaching. We are looking forward to the start of it on July 8th. I have put the first prayer here http://chelkay.blogspot.com/2014/07/our-lady-of-mount-carmel.html which also links to the novena at ewtn.com

We give thanks and praise to Our Lord and Mother. In words of a local Sister...

"She, ever so faithful to Her Beloved Son, stood at the foot of the Cross through unimaginable sufferings like unto death. Let us turn to her in full confidence then, confiding to Her Maternal Heart all our trials and sufferings. Our Lady will heal and comfort us, restoring to us the joy which comes forth from living in union with her Divine Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, helping Him to carry His Cross."

Rhubarb Citrus Conserve

As the Rhubarb continues to grow and provide more for us to harvest. we keep making more with it!  So far we have made Rhubarb Spritzers and Rhubarb Cake. Today, I made Rhubarb Citrus Conserve in honor of my Father for Father's Day. He loved to can what he grew.

It consists of Rhubarb, Lemon, Oranges, Nutmeg, Walnuts, and Craisins (dried cranberries). After making the conserve I then canned it using the boiling water bath method. Thanks Ball!

here is a link to their Blueberry Citrus Conserve Recipe since blueberries are coming soon!
here is a link to how to do water bath canning.

New Suncatchers

I made some newly designed sun catchers over the past couple weeks and just unveiled them recently in my etsy shop. Check out the dragonfly! Next I am planning on making more colors and eventually a butterfly!