Author Fiedler and my Boston Hops Bitters

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Author Fiedler and my Boston Hops Bitters

03 May 2014

Apple-Touch-IconATwo of my grandkids are with their father this weekend, the third is competing with her horses in some nearby town, my wife is out doing her thing, the weather is perfect, our six dogs are nearby playing and napping and I’m back in the saddle (in town) at Peach Ridge playing with my bottles. Life is good in Texas.

BostonHopBitters_10 I have a couple of bottle boxes that I have not opened simply because I have been away and it is a ritual for me to receive, review and place a new specimen on my shelves. It’s a “moon and stars gotta be in alignment thing”. Feng Shui plays into it too and I even think my old Chinese geomancer compass is pointing in the right direction. A geomancer’s compass was used in China to determine the most auspicious positioning for burial sites or buildings of different sorts. It was also used to select the best times and locations for important events like looking at new bottles. Everything has to be perfect. As I said, no distractions, sunlight has to be great, good music and a glass of vino helps. Even color plays in to my mood, hence the typography color in this post.