Today is my last day and we spent it going to the Blue Mountains. We stopped for jellies on the way and went all the way up in elevation to 4,000 ft. It is another world up there. It was cloudy and cool with coffee berries covering the hills. On our way up it started pouring and I left my window down enjoying it as it was the closest to a shower that I have had in a long time. We went to "Dennis' Coffee Farm" which is ran by a Rasta family and when we were able to see them roasting beans over a fire and had a brief 'how to' on the roasting process. We had some cups of coffee and I ended up buying two bags because it was delicious.
When we got back to the house I packed my bags - I am shocked that I managed to fit everything.
That night was so much fun; Emily, me, and the boys had thumb wars, tickle fights, played barnacles (BS), crazy 8's, and ended with arm wrestling!
|Before the casing is taken off they look like peanuts|
|Great cup of Joe|
|View from the coffee farm|
|Where they roast the beans|
This was the absolute best trip that I have ever been on and I came home a new person. The Adams family is so warm and loving, I felt at home the very first day that I got there and they will always have a place in my heart.
They have shown me how to live a sustainable life and how to keep treatment free bees. I now plan to keep bees where ever I end up and for now plan starting an apiary near my school garden.
Thank you for following my journey, but this is just the BEEginning to something greater.