Remember when I told you all about my husband's new hobby of coffee roasting? And how I shouted from the proverbial rooftop about why I love him and how he loves us? What I tried to communicate a few weeks ago was this: it makes me incredibly happy to watch my husband find happiness. For those of you who've met my husband, you already know that he is rarely found without a smile. A smile that doesn't just stop at his lips, but one that reaches up and crinkles his eyes, and pulls back to reveal that toothy grin, and is usually accompanied by a welcoming and ease-inducing chuckle.
But, I have to say, this newly acquired hobby has only upped the smile count around here. And I love that. Robert Heinlein once said, "love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own". It's not my goal to pick apart a quote today, but I would just say this: I don't view my husband's happiness as an absolute essential to my own, but I dare say that his happiness doubles mine. I love this line from a longtime favorite by Sara Grove's-- life with you is half as hard, and twice as good. So, today, I wanted to share a little bit about this newly found happiness, via photographs, that we've found. Just a warning-- you might be scratching and sniffing your screen by the end! Have a wonderful week and give a listen to the song below.
relaxing with a mag and his roast // the set up // the green beans // our WhirlyPopper // at 475 the beans go in // checking the beans during their five minute roast time // Graeme taking a turn // had to include a picture of spring! // an overview // out they come! // getting rid of the chaff // completed roast // time to enjoyp.s. If you are considering roasting your own coffee, our advice is 'go for it!'. It is enjoyable, very manageable, and comes with a low start-up cost. Feel free to ask any questions that might pop into your mind and I'll run them by my coffee roasting connoisseur!