I like good coffee. I mean I really like good coffee. ☕️ We enjoy Peet’s at home, and our coffee machine can grind beans, and it makes good coffee.
Sometimes we’re out and about and want to grab a quick iced coffee and stop at a local Dunkin. The challenge these days is that it has to close mid afternoon because of lack of staff.
I spent many years in Human Resources doing, well, what HR people do – recruit and retain. That’s a real problem in NH right now because unemployment is under 3% and businesses are having to close early because of lack of staff. Other stores nearby are having to close at 6 p.m. instead of 9 p.m., and almost all of our stores and restaurants are confronted with staffing issues.
Low unemployment rates are challenging, but when it affects being able to grab a coffee, it becomes serious. 🙂
Over the weekend, I picked up some delicious Macoun apples at a local apple farm and some fresh eggs from a farmer friend. As soon as I hit the publish button on this, I’ll be in the kitchen making an apple crumb pie. Nothing smells better than apple pie baking on a cool fall day. I may also need to have another cup of coffee to go with that first slice later on today. 🙂
Once the pie is safely out of the oven, I’ve got some perennials to divide, cut back others, and move some around. Moving around is what we gardeners do best as we strive to get it just right.
I have a half a dozen Knockout Roses in a variety of colors, and they love the cooler fall weather and really put on a show this time of year.
We are enjoying fall color in our immediate area. I know it is more intense north of us, but it’s still looking pretty good down here in the southern part of the state.
Happy mid October! Stay well, enjoy the cool temps, and by all means stop and smell the roses. 🙂