Thursday, July 7, 2011


Since I am awake, I might as well update.  Honestly though, i've been awake for several hours....

My week out after four weeks in the field has come and gone, and so once again I am at the mine site.  Geologizing has been going well, with the end of our summer drill program in sight.

During my off week I was checking out our balcony garden, and noticed that the mint was running semi-wild, so I did what any good person would do. Grabbed a good chunk of it and made mojitos! The mint we have is not regular ol' mint, but chocolate mint. I didn't let this get in the way of cocktail goodness, and muddled away!

The results were good, but not spectacular. I need to invest in a proper muddler instead of using the end of an ice cream scoop. The girl's drink wasn't sweet enough for her, so I think when i'm home next that i'll make up a bottle of simple syrup to keep on hand for such an occasion.

Since I don't have a picture of our garden with the mint in it, I shall give you a picture of Horace the lovely Sundew that I picked. He is a carnivorous plant!