Who here loves guinea fowl?!
I think guinea fowl are amazing birds. Sure, they can be a little loud, but it's a small price to pay for their benefits.
Guineas eradicate pests, won't dig up plants like chickens do, and they are known for their exquisite dark meat!
Who else has guineas?
New Belgium Brewing
Ft. Collins, CO and Asheville, NC
New Belgium making an old Belgian - I guess it makes sense. New Belgium’s flagship beer, Fat Tire, is so ubiquitous, many people (who aren’t being beer nerds) think it’s the name of the brand. Fair enough, and pretty good marketing in its reach, if not its precision.
I digress.l, but this is a brewery that has made great American beers for a long time. This trippel isn’t too lively of a pour - sometimes these bottle-conditioned Belgians in t higher ABV range can get a little squirrelly when you crack them open. A gorgeous, crystal-clear honey color (6 or 7 SRM) shows off a delicate but pervasive meteor shower of fine carbonation. It keeps the soft and frothy head aloft at about a half inch with some noticeable lacing.
The nose has a really complex perfume of light citrus and strong banana. Those esters, and their accompanying phenols, are what give the Belgian trips the spicy sweetness that is beloved by its fans.
The mouthfeel is impressive - full of flavor and smoothed out by the satin topper and fine effervescence. It coats without cloying and delivers without overwhelming. The Noble hops impart a slightly metallic twang tha t goes hand in hand with the citrus flavors. They aren’t unruly though, chaperoned as they are by the peppery clove and slight bubblegum sweetness of the yeast. The finish gives a slight reminder that this is an 8.5% beer, but it’s a subtle nod.
This beer is beautiful up and down, start to finish; supremely balanced and elegant without being either boring or over-the-top.
There will never be a time I won’t be grateful for the life I have the privilege to lead. I have the privilege of getting to move away from home, the privilege to be vegetarian, the privilege to hike/bike/backpack with name brand gear, the privilege to own a home, and the privilege to live in a 2 car household. There are plenty more privileges that I have, and there are times they weigh on me. I’m not saying my husband and I don’t have to work hard for what we have, but it is easier for us to get the opportunities than it is for so many others. I do my very best to never take it for granted, but I’m human and sometimes I do. There are times I forget how much privilege I have, and there are times I forget that I have rarely felt unwelcome in places I take up space. I work with people who have lived their entire lives in Colorado and haven’t gone on a hike or done mug for outdoor activities mainly because they’ve never seen someone like themselves out there. Or they had a single parent who never had time to show them the outdoors. There are so many barriers for people that we need to continue to break down. We need to keep working on making all spaces welcome for all people. I can’t change the privileges I have, but I can use my privilege to help others experience a life they didn’t think they could. I can use my privilege to make the spaces I occupy safer for others. I am far from perfect and will make mistakes, but I hope I continue to learn and improve the world around me.
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Look at those smile faces!
These humans spent two hours together sharing about what’s important to them and creating a vision board to align with what they want to create in their future. They are vibrating at the frequency of Yes and ready now to get to work.
Thank you to all the participants, for sharing yourself courageously, holding the vision for each other and spending time together. We are stronger together!
This is my happy face. This is my happy face because the past month I have been eating, drinking and sleeping all things math. My weekends have been spent poring over study books and practice tests. My evenings have been full of quadratic equations and Pythagorean theorem‘s. All of this in the hopes of getting my math endorsement, so that I can add math teacher onto special education teacher. This is my happy face because today, I passed the test to get my endorsement, and I can now officially be a math teacher if I so choose. To be honest, I used to hate math. That is until I had an incredible teacher in college who made it applicable to life, and left so much room for discovery. I am excited to share that method with students who also hate math, and try to grow a love for an often dreaded subject.
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Lean on me, when you’re not strong... I’ll be your friend... I’ll help you carry on 🎶 ~ Bill Withers
Wake up early tomorrow. Eat a good breakfast. Do your hair, makeup, and put on a kick ass outfit. Buy a cup of coffee and enjoy every sip of it. Go to work, make that money, and learn something new in the process. Nourish. Grow. Inspire. Self-destruction in not an option. And let every choice you make be a brick in the foundation of rebuilding yourself.