Rockin’ coffee folk, abbondanza del giardino, and a lame dog story

My coffee order arrived today-I only ordered it on Saturday-9 pounds! These Carrabassett Coffee guys are fantastic. I had ordered two of the pounds ground, to bring to work, but it all came whole bean. I called to ask about this, and without any questions or hesitation, Steve? Tom? said he’d ship out two pounds ground. AND it’ll get shipped directly to work. How incredible is that? So if you’re wanting to try some new (and wonderful) coffee, check them out.

I always want to grow this, then rarely do much with it
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bright lights swiss chard-pretty, no?

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Uh-oh, the cucurbitaceous stuff is in, and some tomatoes
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Remember the rotten pear tree?
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they’re not so attractive, but in the past they’ve made a good brandy and a good pie

Today I met Ginny (mom of Sid) to take the three dogs for a lunchtime walk. Sid hasn’t been out there before, so it was chaos, as it always is when the three of them get together. He was thrilled to be in a new place and loose. The girls were pleased to see him, but were a little focused on the ball. We were only a bit down the hill when Miss Zuzu refused to move. She wouldn’t find her ball. She wouldn’t come. Sid found her ball, but she didn’t want to get up from where she laid down. I checked her over, no whimpers in pain, and she’d stand up when I put her up, but she wasn’t moving. So I carried her outta there. Put her down in a shady, flat spot, and realized she had sprained a foot/leg. So I carried her to the car. She could put weight on it, but didn’t want to go anywhere. She gimped around the house a bit. I gave her some homeopathic arnica (not the gel, Ruth!) and then had to go back to work. When I got home?

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that’s zuzu with the crazy face here

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it is so difficult to get good pictures of black dogs anyhow, never mind when they are zooming around at about 40 mph

Maybe it was a bit of rest? Maybe the arnica? Maybe that she’s a young and healthy dog?

9 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    August 30, 2007 @ 1:23 am

    Crazy cool dog pictures!

    Wow, your whole house must smell wonderfully of coffee. Ah….

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    August 30, 2007 @ 1:24 am

    Maybe she got into some of your coffee?

    Nice veggie shots (can’t spell that much latin). We were getting great yields on our cucumbers ’til I finally decided to weed them and picked up the runners…

    See you tomorrow?

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    Emily said,

    August 30, 2007 @ 1:42 am

    Aha! I think I know what to get my dad this year for Christmas! He’s a total coffee guy. Drinks it all day long.

    You know, having those two dogs looks like it would be more tiring than having a 2 year old. How do you keep up?

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    V said,

    August 30, 2007 @ 5:36 pm

    You make pear brandy? You’re cool! Can I have some! ;)

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    Dana said,

    August 30, 2007 @ 10:10 pm

    The swiss chard looks so yummy! I love that stuff and hope to grow it someday!!! It’s really good sauted w/ garlic & EVOO!

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    Olga said,

    August 31, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

    I got motionsickness looking at your pics! and the coffee sound soooo heavenly. Drink a strong pot for me.

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    MollyBee said,

    August 31, 2007 @ 3:04 pm

    Glad Miss Zuzu is over her case of the vapors! In high style too it looks like! Carrabasset coffee rocks. I’m a Black Water coffee fan. They’re out here in the Flatlands. I didn’t even know you could get pears to grow in Maine! Cool!

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    5elementknitr said,

    September 2, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

    mmmm, arnica!

    Those tomatoes are lovely! I grew some grape tomatoes but they’d only get red one at a time!

    One lonely, tiny, pathetic tomato atop a salad. sigh.

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    Leah said,

    September 2, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

    Thanks for the coffee recommendation!

    Yummy veggies! You are making me so hungry!

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