AUGUST 2016, ISSUE #183

The dog days of summer brought several surprises and lots of comfortable sameness, most notably, the return of Bob’s smile.

 

TURN AROUND

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Bob and John headed out for Boone in the work truck and had to turn around when they realized they were flirting with a flat tire. They nearly made it home before she blew.

 

PEPPERS FOR VODKA

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Bob and others are growing a specialty pepper for Fair Game Beverage Company’s Flying Pepper Vodka. The tobago pepper (aka Aji Dulce) is a mild habanero with all of the flavor and very little heat.

 

OUR BEAUTIFUL GARDENS

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We’ve intentionally surrounded ourselves with plants that delight visually, with fragrance and flavor. More eye-candy on: August Yard and Garden

 

SMILING OUT OF BOTH SIDES OF HIS MOUTH

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In only three weeks, Bob was fully recovered from Bell’s Palsy and able to smile like a normal person instead of Dick Cheney.

 

A BENCH IN THE WOODS

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Camille likes to walk through the woods to a particular tree and get grounded on a bench the neighbors put there for exactly that purpose. See more at: Carl’s World

 

METAMORPHOSIS

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The swallowtails are in overdrive at The Plant.

 

NEW BAKER

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Piedmont Biofuels’ summer intern, John learned to bake bread in our Trouts Farm kitchen.

 

FARE THEE WELL

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Holding a quart of biodiesel, John says farewell to his Piedmont Biofuels mentors Bob and Lyle.

 

OUR LITTLE TOWN

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Just as a reminder, we live in the South, a place where they name the grocery stores after farm animals.

 

THANKSGIVING IN AUGUST

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We invited a few friends for dinner and used that as an excuse to have roast turkey-like protein, roasted potatoes, stuffing, gravy, okra and sweet pickles.

 

STEPPING OUT

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Next month daughter Emily and her fiance Tyler will tie the knot in Colorado. So Camille invested in a new pair of shoes.

 

CAMILLE’S NEW HORSE BUDDIES

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Camille has been spending time with Leslie and her two horses Sammy and Magic. They’ve been riding Sammy in a mechanical hackamore but thought they’d tie up a rope halter/side-pull and give it a go.

 

‘TILL NEXT TIME

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Sammy and Leslie say bye bye for a couple of weeks because Bob and Camille are heading to Colorado for Emily and Tyler’s wedding. Stay tuned for wedding photos!

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THIS MONTH’S QUOTES:

“As the study of the relationship between living beings and the living land, ecology is not just a branch of scientific inquiry, it is the actual observation of a collective consciousness creating itself.” – Asia Suler


“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.”
– Wendell Berry


“Now it’s really too simplistic to say that older people are “happy.” In our study, they are more positive, but they’re also more likely than younger people to experience mixed emotions — sadness at the same time you experience happiness; you know, that tear in the eye when you’re smiling at a friend.” – Laura Carstensen

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