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Day to Day Life: Weeks Twenty-Five and Six

Since I missed last week’s post, here are the last two weeks in photographs:

If you’ve been following along on the ever-growing pigeon adventure around here… Even though these are pigeons, we’ve taken to calling them chickens. There’s Mean Chicken and Dudley Guenther Chicken.
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An ice cold coconut matcha latte is my current favorite summertime beverage.
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Garden goodies that turned into a broccoli chowder with potatoes from the local farmer’s market.
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Chik’n pot hand-pies and cinnamon peach pop tarts using the same dough!
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Picking good avocados is a small, triumphant happiness every time.
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Oregon in the summer is lovely. P.S. Lake swimming is NOT at the top of my list of favorite things… I am and will always be an ocean girl. I’ve tried to keep an open mind, but that muck at the bottom of lakes… the jagged rocks… eww.
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Zucchini and herbs from the garden…
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Turned into zucchini-potato cakes. With homemade BBQ sauce and a sunny side up egg. THUMBS UP for this impromptu, “I’m hungry – oh hey we don’t have kids to feed – oh wait my husband ate multiple bowls of homemade dark chocolate peanut butter granola for dinner” kind of dinner.
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This is Dudley. S/he has a splayed leg that may or may not grow the way it needs to… If not, she will be our pet pigeon. Her papa more or less attacked her and kicked her out of the nest, so she gets hand-fed and handled frequently. Her brother, Mean Chicken is right about the age where he’ll leave the nest.
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Good morning, cloudy day, from my bed, under the covers.
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Living with three dudes, especially when it’s summer, means A LOT OF FOOD is needed. Pizza galore! (BBQ chik’n pizza for the win that night!)
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Dinner another night. Don’t judge me. :)
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Silas Henry bowling a strike without any bumpers!
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While I usually don’t gloat, I had to take a picture of the final scores… because I beat my champ-bowler-husband. 1.) That NEVER happens 2.) My bowling “skills” are so ridiculous it’s not even funny 3.) This game must’ve been rigged somehow…
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Miss Nikki.
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Silas excavating some kind of craziness with his Nana.
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Blue and puffy.
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Roasted strawberry blondie experiment…
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The rain that hit us for a couple days off and on allowed our lilies to pop open! Usually the deer come and eat the buds before they ever get to flower… This is the first time this plant has had actual flowers in at least three years!
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Two birds, one stone… Beans and vegetable broth.
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Said beans, used alongside sweet corn and cheese enchiladas (with homemade enchilada sauce).
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Teri beef and shoyu chicken are common, delicious, dishes found in my Hawaii home. I made a vegetarian, seitan version that more or less combined both dishes… Served with Hawaii style mac salad, of course.
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Freeing these dudes that hitched a ride in the house on some broccoli and corn.
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Mama bird coming to check on her baby birds.
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A quick pesto made from basil in the garden, made into a sourdough pesto-cheese flatbread.
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Buzz, buzz, buzz.
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Day to Day Life: Week Fifteen

A look at the last week:

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Our dogwood tree blooms once a year… Guess who bloomed this week?

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When I went in to turn off his bedroom lights, this is how Silas had fallen asleep.

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Maple cinnamon bread certainly requires french toast to be made with it.

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No matter how far from the ocean I get, it’s in my genetic makeup… Always home. This is the Upper Klamath Lake – my husband and I journeyed out that way one morning.

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Vegan polenta with a pesto cashew cream sauce for dinner one evening…

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A stop at Lake Ewauna…

Which was filled with geese, ducks, and gulls.

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Homemade pad thai one night!

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And vodka gimlets for a few nights…

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Our little apple tree is bustling with honey bees and blooms.

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This guy butterfly came to visit as I was working in our garden. I found him again today, five days later (the flopped over wings tell me it’s probably the same dude). Yet again he sat on my fingertips for a bit.

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This sassy girl watches me closely as I’m working outside.

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This sassy boy, too.

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This little boy is turning 9, two months from today. How did that happen?

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Making breakfast potatoes the night before is perfect for a filling breakfast my husband can simply crisp up for he and the boys in the morning – so I don’t have to get up and cook with my half-asleep-brain.

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It may not look like much, but this space took some hours of work and prepping this week. Along with my sunburn, I created a space ready to be planted. Woo hoo!

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Noisy friend.

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Now that little league has started, we have two games each week, at least. This week’s mid-week game lasted until the sun started setting…

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There are very few things in life that make me feel like such a good hippie: brewing my own jun kombucha and making homemade nut milk.

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I planted a bunch of eggshell starts earlier this week… but tonight when we got home, I found the majority of them strewn all over our back deck. I imagine it was a demise partially due to the wind… and partially due to those two sassy beasts posted earlier… Regardless, I guess I will be starting over this coming week, in containers other than eggshells… because I am not eating almost three dozen eggs to have more shells to plant in…

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SO GOOD.

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My husband and I made an impromptu hike up to Upper Table Rock today. I’ve lived in Ashland for 10 and a half years and had never been… He’s been here twice as long and hadn’t been up there either. The view of this valley was stunning.

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We of course stopped for burritos and margaritas afterwards… because it’s completely necessary, right, after a hike that gains 720 feet in 1.4 miles? (Yes.)