The surprise guest

As I snapped pictures of this rainbow, I was just in awe of it’s beauty! I was also reminded of God’s promise  and thankful for the ways He has blessed us. I did not however see the second rainbow until I loaded the pictures to my computer. It was a surprise guest!
Thank you Lord for eyes to see your beauty.

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The Amazing Adventures of Mrs. Farmer Girl and Mrs. Candy

I was out checking the garden and saw these giant purple things that had fallen to the ground. Being the curious person I am I broke it open and the dog jumped up to grab it. Thus, realizing, “Hey, I might be able to eat that.” It smells sweet and is super juicy and the bright, vivid color of a beet.

So, after a few minutes of research,  “Mrs. Farmer Girl” as she asked me to call her and myself, “Mrs. Candy” set out on a prickly pear hunting adventure.prickly pear sorbet 001

Of course, no outing would be acceptable without dressing up just a little!  I always wear my hat in the sun but hers was a bit over sized. 🙂

Accessories are everything!

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A new friend nearby encouraged us.prickly pear sorbet 004While taking this photo, Mrs. Farmer Girl decided now would be a good time to play with the cactus, so this picture was a bit rushed as I had to do extractions.

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So we finished our search with a small load. We went to the kitchen and prepared our delightful goody for sorbet.

prickly pear sorbet 006You do have to take precautions because they have little spines that are quite painful.

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prickly pear sorbet 009Cut them in half and scoop out the center with a spoon.

We whipped them in the blender, strained the seeds (at Mrs Farmer Girl’s request and poured what remained into our ice cream maker. The Recipe we used was from http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/george-duran/prickly-pear-sorbet-recipe/index.html.

Out of pocket expense…

1/2 cup sugar 🙂

I did not save the skins for serving, I used a beautiful piece of my china instead:)

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Mrs. Farmer Girl loved her portion. I am saving mine for later 🙂

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Thus ended the exciting adventures of… Mrs. Farmer Girl and Mrs. Candy

Our next adventure may come sooner than I think!

Great is Your faithfulness.

I used another of the same sunrise, because this verse came to mind. The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.…Lamentations 2:22-23
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We may royally mess up. We may yell or scream or throw a fit. We may fail at something we thought was a sure thing. Only one thing is for certain… God. He never changes. He does however graciously love us and allow us to try again each morning until we breathe our last breath. We want to succeed.  Don’t give up! His mercies are new every morning

Hello Sunshine. Good morning Lord.

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4You’ve given this beauty for all to see.

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Rays that stream across the sky.

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Bringing hope to the tear filled eye.

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In this day let us walk with You, when we are weak please carry us through.

 “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” Psalm 30:5b ESV