Flowering Cocoa Tree

Cocoa! Cocoa! Cocoa!

It’s been a little over a year since I got my cocoa tree. I finally upgraded them to a larger pot, gave them fresh soil, and now they are happier. I don’t know how old this tree is. I’m guessing about 3 years old, possibly 4. It has grown quite a lot since I’ve had it and now look, It’s flowering. OMG! It’s getting so big too. I just have to figure out how to pollenate the darn thing. Then I can get me some chocolate. Oh yeah!

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While I Was Out

It’s been 2 weeks with my coffee vanilla coconut imperial stout in the fermenter. I decided that I need to bottle it ASAP and brew a new beer. A doppelbock up next. So I made me a recipe and ran off to the beer store. All happy, I listened to music and sang and smelled the wonderful aroma of Munich malt.

So what was Leif doing while I was away?
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Mountains, Treasure Chest, Ice Cream, Fat Cat, Gecko

Gavin and Leif have only 3 days of school left. This the view they will be leaving behind for the summer.

The view from Ka’ a’ awa elementary school
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On another note, we stole a treasure chest from the local pirates (evidently, pirate chests are made of solid cedar). Sadly, there was no treasure inside.

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Chrissy and Andy have sadly left us and gone back to Indiana. Poor souls. As a departing gift, they took us and the family to Ferrils to eat a giant 35-scoop ice cream bowl.

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With Holly back at work, there’s no one home to feed the cats during the day. As a result, Sookie has lost some weight, though she still occasionally uses the wall to hold her up.

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Todays random gecko picture.

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