A while back a friend sent us some Peruvian Coffee Beans to try. I hate to admit it but we have only just now gotten around to roasting some and trying it. I followed the directions he'd given me a few months ago. Turned on the fan above the stove and put some of the beans in the skillet and got them good and hot. They kind of "crack" when they are roasting and do put off some smoke. Then I ground the beans and put on a pot of some of the best coffee I've had the privilege to drink! OH SO GOOD! I can't believe I hadn't tried it until now. I could get really spoiled with this stuff. Of course I can't afford it but dang.... Yummy!
I had to venture out and off the property this week. Twice even! It seems these days I really don't like even going to town, much less Little Big Town. It has to be done though. I took my grocery list and bit the bullet. Mars chickened out and wouldn't go with me. Said he had work to do on the garden... yeah... I'm sure it didn't have anything to do with the fact that I go to no less than four grocery stores. Garden indeed! lol Is it my fault that things are on sale or cheaper at one store over another? I have to admit I was in shock at the way prices are going up. Even from last month to this one there were increases. Meat, especially beef, is becoming darn near a luxury these days. Shopping the sales is the only way to be able to afford it lately.
And speaking of meat, I'm beginning to worry about the rabbits. We still haven't had any luck with them. They are all around 9-10 months now and still no babies. I've even re- checked them all to make sure I really do have does and bucks. I was talking with MMPaints about it and have decided that maybe they are getting fat. Does don't breed well if they are fat. So I've cut back on rations the past few days and will see if that helps. Something's got to give soon though. I'm not really fond of feeding rabbits that aren't going to be productive to our little homestead.
Another thing I'm not especially fond of is going to a new doctor. It always feels like I'm starting all over again. And the one thing I don't want to have to do is start over. But this time around it just couldn't be helped. It is no longer feasible to have to make a 100 mile round trip every month, especially with the way I detest going to "The Big City" anyway. Which is kind of funny really because you could probably put 3 towns of the same size inside the Austin area! So anyway, now I've met my new Doctor and am in the process of getting all my records to him. From the first visit I would have to say I think I'm going to like him. I've been going to a clinic for the past year or so and its a real rushed situation. The doctors don't have time to spend with you or even to listen to you. This man is different and I already appreciate the difference. We'll see how it goes.
Wow! I just re-read what I have written here and it struck me.... Boy do I NOT lead an exciting life! I'll admit it though, I kind of like the slower pace these days. That will change come spring but for now... I'll take it!
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