Thursday, March 24, 2011


This is coffee....well the coffee bean!

Green beans not the kind you eat but the kind you burn the heck out of then grind up, nearly boil (really don't boil or your coffee may taste burned) with some water then add milk and sugar and drink.  [Who thought of this any way?]

This is what i am roasting currently...but as you can see it may be time to order more!
This is my roaster!!! May be i should call him Steve? Thoughts?

A few years back my fabulous father in law hooked me up with this Upright Peppery II. 
PS I am always looking for a back up if anyone finds one at a garage sale or good will I'll pay you upwards of 10 dollars.(Cha Ching)

He is an electrical engineer...he rigged this baby up to--- well i don't actually know what the fancy plug thing does but the dial helps me control the heat.

So you put the green beans into the roaster and burn baby burn till the start of second crack (i may or may not explain that later) and then cool baby cool!

The roast below looks darker than it really is and you can tell by the lack of wide open crack in the middle of the beans..(Might explan that one later too? Well see?)

Most of the time you have to stir the beans to help get rid of the chaff. But this is totally worth is for a superb fresh cub of coffee.

I love my hobby...I hve to roast about three or four 1/2 cup batches a week to keep us in coffee.  It is good


Friday, March 18, 2011

We like to take a walk! And this is what we see! Hi Ho the dary O He likes to walk with me!

I spy with my little eye!  Someone Mowing the grass!



Dandy Lyons to rub on the pavement and color in yellow!

Mom "Take my picture by the Stop sign"

Phat Tire  and Oil

Cool a boat for fishing.
As you lay on a warm spring day in a cool and sunny place.
Don't look up into the Sky's instead
Look down and squint your eyes
Squint them both so very tight
and if you wish with all your might
You'll find the land of Morethansmall
For in this land are bugs that's all!
(From our favorite Topsy Turvey book)


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Kid and baby Kid!

I love my boys!
My boys love each other!
My boys love paly time!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Rainy Day Play

Who does not love to play in the rain?  In Spain? On a plain?
I am really dashing! Love me!
Yeah for the rain.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

March Play Backwards day

See my shoes?
See my pants?
See me go high?
I love sand!
Sorry about the sideways pic's i thought i fixed it but i;ll learn!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Getting Big

So, Kido's big boy bed (Toddler bed) started to seam really small!
He did not have long to go until his feet would be touching the bottom rail!
We were given a bed from a friend!  Thanks Uncle Jimmy!
We (when i say we i mean dad) spray painted it a nice dark blue.. (Although i picked out the color)

Kido and Dad put things together!
This was a blast..Thanks dad for being a good teacher!

No one ever gets board when doing a project at the Franco's house!
I would not be a good blogger if i did not put a nakie picture once and a while.
Plenty of room to grow.  I am not sure what we are gong to do when he turns 15?