Last summer, we took down the old horse barn behind our house and salvaged as much lumber as possible. Built in 1899, it had far outlived its usefulness and had become, not only an eyesore, but unsafe as well. Jeff McCotter used some of the planks and timbers to build a stunning platform bed, as well as, these beautiful picture frames. I finally got around to taking some old glass to Hometown Hardware and having glass cut for them, then i finally ordered and received the frame turn buttons to hold the photos in and the hangers, then finally cut foam board pieces for backing. Then FINALLY, this morning, assembled the whole affair. If you had frames made like i did, would you want them to come back with glass, backing, turn buttons and hanger already installed? or would you prefer gathering the materials and doing those parts yourself?
My dear friend Ivis from Bolivia introduced me to Yerba Maté several years ago and I’ve been hooked on it since. Described as ““strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate” all in one non-alcoholic beverage.
Be culturally in vogue with a gourd and bombilla to properly enjoy your maté,
Yerba Mate contains caffeine, so check out possible drug interactions and side effects.
Cultivation (from Wikipedia). The Yerba mate plant is grown and processed in South America, specifically in northern Argentina (Corrientes,Misiones), Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná and Mato Grosso do Sul). Cultivators are known as yerbateros (Spanish) orervateiros (Brazilian Portuguese).