Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Genuine Coffee Grower...



Brad's secret obsession - 
if you've known him for very long, then it's no secret to you!
COFFEE!!

So, of course, moving to Kenya, the source of so much amazing coffee, has been a fun added bonus to our time here!

A few months ago, Brad stopped by our friends' plant stand to ask if they ever sold coffee trees.  
Yes - they had one there!  

They even brought it to our yard and helped Brad to plant it... just so.... In a year, they PROMISED Brad, 
you will get 1 pound of beans from this plant!


A proud day... we took photos, smiled, and Brad officially calls himself a "coffee grower".

UNTIL...

My Dad's visit brought a quiet whisper...
"That's not a coffee tree!"

He instantly recognized the gardenia plant.  And soon, none of us could deny it - as this amazing flower bloomed!  Definitely NOT coffee!

BRAD'S new favorite flower...


We all enjoyed a great laugh... our plant stand friends came over to inspect and agree - they had been mistaken... definitely NOT coffee...

Now, there is a 2nd bush planted next to our beautiful gardenia plant... 
we're hoping for a different kind of flower on this one!  

In one year's time, 
come on over for some "home-grown" coffee...
The plant guys PROMISED!