July 06th, 2017
We have been very busy working in the coffee field this week. We are still busy chipping and shredding all the stuff on the ground and have started on building a few huts for the coffee tours. Rick welded some frames and I painted them. Yes, I still hate painting and after he saw my efforts (picture #2) he explained that it just needed another coat! Tons of painting!!!!! The first hut\station is almost done, we just have plumbing to do now. The second one is in place, but there will be more painting of the panels and then it will be ready to be put up. It is raining today, so that will have to wait....darn. :)
We are getting our new pilón ready for this coffee season. Rick is preserving the wood with linseed oil (made from flaxseed) after I colored in our logo. Pilóns are used for taking the outer husks off of coffee beans. The heavy stick looking item is used to pound the beans and break the husks off. This is one of the traditional ways of processing coffee and it is very labor intensive, plus a great workout for the arms!
Pizza with the Neighbors
We had some awesome pizza with our neighbors and their family. Hector has a new pizza oven and his daughter made some homemade dough. It was very yummy and my son was glad to have fresh (not frozen) pizza. Hector had a ton of practice with the oven that night. I think they made at least 8 pizzas if not more.
Caterpillars are everywhere right now. They are very pretty, but not to be touched. My camera on my phone did not do justice to their true colors, the 2 below were almost neon.
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