Looking out my window Friday morning, the day began like all others…cool, crisp and full of promise…
Soon after the rains came. No frost on the pumpkins yet, but we have had our share of wet. I have to say I love it. Having lived in California all my life, I have been deprived of weather with the exception of abundant sunshine. It’s hard to appreciate anything when it’s the same all the time. I am loving the change of seasons here, not to mention the hourly weather changes. There is no time to get sick of anything.
Even though Friday began without fanfare, that all changed when the postman arrived with an unexpected package. My brother, for no other reason than he thinks I’m the bomb and wants me to have the best of everything (he really does) sent me the best coffee I have ever tasted. You see, my brother is always in Hawaii. Always. He buys all his coffee from Hula Daddy and visits their tasting room when he’s in Kona. So while placing his order last week, he ordered me some too! This coffee is to die for. Did you know coffee is rated on a 100 point scale like wine and these two one pound bags he sent me, ”Kona Sweet” Light Roast received 97 points and the other “Mele” Kona Coffee received a 92 point score. If you have a coffee lover on your holiday list, this would be a very special gift. The bags even come packaged in these beautiful cloth drawstring sacks. What a surprise this was, thanks bro!!!!
The leaves are changing in my yard…my view when I look up…
We might have gone here and had some of these bad boys…they were very, very good.
These two hooligans cracked me up all weekend, I think they drank some crazy juice.
Apparently I can’t drive by a farm stand without purchasing more gourds. Since there are farmstands everywhere you can see why this is a problem.
However, there is definitely something in the water here in Oregon because I have found these conjoined pumpkins…
…and conjoined swan acorn squash…what gives?
Our friends, the Wrigley’s visited us at our vineyard property. We don’t have chairs, just machines to sit on.
Their daughter Jordan was fascinated by all the ladybugs out that day. This kid is too cute.
I made this for dinner, Boneless Pork Chops in a Shallot-Fig Reduction, always yummy.
How was your weekend?