This is what about 25 cents of Barton garnet looks like. We went up to the Barton Garnet mine today, both to poke around and to enjoy the fall colors.
Barton is where the first real garnet sandpaper came from, as the garnet here is unusually hard and sharp when fractured from its host rock.
Coffee lovers in Italy believe so strongly in the idea of an authentic cappuccino that in 2007, the head of the nation’s commission on agriculture, Marco Lion, proposed government certification for cafes that make the drink the right way. (The government was dissolved before any action could be taken.)
From the NY Times
Our cat has some special diet needs with his pancreatic insufficiency. We’re trying some new foods and this line of stuff from Mauri is really neat. Half of the flavors I have to Google to figure out, and then there’s kangaroo. No koala yet.
Hoki is a fish.
We spent Sunday morning whacking some granite at the Herkimer Diamond Mine. Adventures that end in loot are the best.