Friday, January 20, 2012

Peruvian Coffee and Other Stuff

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!

                              ~~~~~~  Hey ... I'm Just Sayin' ...  ~~~~~~



  1. Excitement can be dangerous and hazardous to you health.

  2. you and me both don't lead an exciting life Sci - and i like it that way! i am really glad that MMpaints is helping you out with the rabbit situation and am also glad that you like your new doctor!

    your friend,

  3. I have a terrible time getting my rabbits to bred in the winter. Out of 8 does I only had one get pregnant(each doe had her own buck) and have babies. Rest of the year have no problems.

  4. Come spring none of us will have any time on our hands.

    I love love love Peruvian coffee. I had an actual Peruvian friend bring me coffee. Now I am out. Your right. It is the best coffee I have ever had.

    - Genevieve

  5. You are not alone, in not wanting to leave the house. It's crazy out there and I try to avoid it at all costs lol

  6. It's getting even worse here in the city with the food prices! I dread going to the store anymore.

    At least when you get home, you have some genuine peace and quiet!

    Dang, now you have me in the mood to try some Peruvian coffee!

  7. LOL Dizzy... Sometimes you just have to live dangerously!!

    Kymber thanks so much for stopping by! You have a way of always putting a smile on my face. Have a Super Day, My Friend.

    Peggy, that's interesting. I don't know why I thought that they would do better when its not so danged hot. Go figure, huh? Well, we'll just have to keep trying.

    LOL Genevieve, you aren't kidding about not having any time soon. Its going to be hitting it at a dead run around here come spring. And isn't that just the most wonderful Coffee ever??? Yummm

    Stephanie, when we moved out here that was we were trying to get away from... all the craziness. I think we just might be succeeding. Like you, I dread even THINKING about going to town! Thanks for stopping by.

    Jim, the prices are getting pretty scary. I have a feeling its not going to get better anytime soon either. And as for the coffee, YOU of all people should really try it. It is amazing!

  8. Don't feel bad, I HATE going to the "city" too. I could be a hermit.