Lately, life had been hot and busy. Hot – it’s been one of the hottest summers on record in our little burg. Multiple days over 100, hitting 108 last Saturday. The garden was pretty well burned up, which means I need to re-evaluate my watering plans.
Other life on the little homestead is normal, despite the heat. The new kid is big now, and has a lengthy set of horns. Those are probably going to be coming off in the near future. If you know anything about goats, the removal of the horns is usually done early, around 2 weeks old. You can do it later with an elastrator on the horn, so we’re going to try it. He’s a good buck and has a good blood line for milk production, but with the horns, he can’t stay. To big a risk around the children to have a horned buck around.
On coffee, Burundi has been perplexing this year. It’s gone from almost undrinkable (think Liberica if you caught that from SM’s a few years ago) in a French Press to sweet and even in a Chemex. I haven’t had the notion to try it again in the press, however I should. Other coffees: a Guatemala that I’ve yet to get roasted precisely, and a Brazil. Brazilian coffees, for some unknown reason, do nothing for me. They are nice, but overly bland and tame.
On Bible reading/study, I’ve come close to finishing up an interesting method of study called arcing. Navigate over for John Piper to give a brief description. Go on. I’ll wait.
Arcing is a visual form of discourse analysis; that is, analyzing a hunk of prose. It’s helped me see the text in context better than I normally do. It’s all to easy with verse numbers to drop to the smallest part possible and miss the bigger picture. This has forced me to look at the totality, to my benefit.
Other things are certainly afoot around here, but just now, I can’t recall what. Maybe I’ll post again before three months have passed.
Solo Deo Gloria,