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Everyday Life: Weeks 34-39

It has been quite some time… Here’s a look at the last 6 weeks, which have been a giant whirlwind. A peek:

There was a total solar eclipse that happened…

I absolutely love BLT season. The freshest tomatoes make all the difference.

Garden goodies!

Fish burgers one night.

Millie had her kittens on August 22nd and they’ve been a fun addition since! This is Rigby (Silas’s kitten) at a few days old.

Fried vegetarian chicken, mashed potatoes and peas.

THIS salad. A crunchy detox type of thing with a gingery dressing. Delicious.

The pigeon I went and picked up as mentioned in the last post I did here healed up just fine and was able to be let free.

We also had many days filled with smoky skies…to the point where the air was deemed hazardous for breathing.

Silas has started seventh grade. So far he seems to be enjoying his teachers and classes.

Sometimes his and hers dinners feature a certain ingredient but prepared in different ways. Pasta for me, grilled cheese and tomato for him.

Babies!

Fried rice with cashew vegetarian chicken one night.

Percy picked herself a cucumber from the garden…

I found a new tomato pie recipe, which also included fresh sweet corn and a crust made of biscuit dough. A win with Silas and Craig, a not-great-win with myself (mainly because the double crust felt a little hefty for me).

Banana army, to the freezer.

Percy Jean!

All the smoke around here meant there were many days without the super strong sunshine that usually helps our tomatoes ripen up. I’ve had enough ripe tomatoes to enjoy for most of the summer, and jarred up 6 quarts so far for the fall, winter and spring, although I’m hoping the abundance of green tomatoes will ripen and allow me enough produce to can up.

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Pizza rolls one morning for Silas’s lunch box.

Just as soon as we got the first rescue pigeon released, I found this fella under my tomato plants one afternoon. I didn’t think it’d survive even the first night, but now its been three weeks and s/he lives and thrives. Hoping for an outdoor release in the next couple weeks.

Vegetarian chik’n parmigiana with fresh tomato sauce on garlic parmesan capellini. Some dark chocolate chip cookies for fun.

Not even slightly sorry for this cat carrier pic! Haha

Wet burritos one night for dinner.

Everyone prepares dinner with a box filled with baby bird, right? Ha.

Pizza night is still one of my favorites.

Taco night or burrito bowl night isn’t too shabby either.

My buddy, Opie.

Enchilada night, including homemade mole enchiladas. Red ones filled with potatoes, corn and cheese. The mole ones were filled with monterey jack and cotija cheese.

Garden-grown.

Late breakfast/snack date with a friend at the new coffeeshop/cafe that opened 35 footsteps from my house.

Five week old babies.

Homemade pesto.

Still the best baby.

Day to Day Life: Weeks Thirty-Four, Thirty-Five and Thirty-Six

The last few weeks in a series of photographs:

Upon cracking open my first bottles of kombucha, I discovered it’s the bubbliest, tastiest homemade ‘booch! I am very excited about future flavor possibilities!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 34, 35, 36 2015 (16 of 21)

Silas’s mom found a little injured bird at her workplace and called to see if I’d come get it… Because that’s what crazy bird ladies do.
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After figuring out what type of bird s/he was (I think a Hutton’s vireo), I figured out what it’d eat (bugs and berries mainly). Despite a good appetite, after a few days the little guy didn’t make it…
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 34, 35, 36 2015 (7 of 21)

We had a last-of-the-summer camping trip, which was also for the kickoff of Vincent’s water polo season. We camped with the team in Redmond, Oregon. Enroute to Eastern Oregon…
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Guess who else got to camp?
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Uploading and editing water polo pictures in our tent, listening to some crazy wind outside and hiding from the dust…
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Coming home from camping means butt-loads of laundry. Apparently.
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Eggplant parmesan with ALL the eggplants out of our little garden.
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Dough balls.
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For pizza night… though pretty, this was the spiciest pizza EVER. Luckily sour cream on said pizza wasn’t as odd as it sounds! Hah!
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Little Chicken is not a morning Chicken.

Yolks.
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Excellent Ashland grocery store finds!
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Taco night!
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Little cuddle Chickie.
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Parmesan mashed ‘taters with mushroom gravy, fried Quorn nak’d chik’n with a parmesan panko crust, homemade bbq sauce and some little corns.
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Somebody started their last year of elementary school this week! (Photo curteosy of his mama.) Vincent also started his last year of high school, but there were no pictures taken.
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Making guacamole makes me miss the free Kaua’i avocados that used to grow in my backyard! Avos are expensive!
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Vincent’s 17th birthday was yesterday. We tried to surprise him a day early after water polo practice, which was a failure! Due to a little lightning and thunder the kids left early! Vincent wasn’t even there when we showed up! So we simply ate the cupcakes on his actual birthday, along with a little homemade pizza party with some friends and family. While I charged my camera intending to take some photos, I didn’t capture a single photograph other than the cupcakes the day prior!
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Day to Day Life: Weeks 46 + 47

Here is a peek at the last couple weeks:

Ashland in the fall (before windy wet weather came in and rendered most of the trees leafless).

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On an impromptu hike with our buddy Janet on a day Silas didn’t have any school.

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Helping grade papers late one night.

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Sauce-making.

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Little Nugget.

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A thrown-together mess meal of deliciousness. Veggie chick’n stew with parmesan herb biscuits!

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Goodbyeee summer garden!

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Heading north in rainy fall weather, to the State Water Polo Tournament.

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The Ashland High School girls placed third in state. Miss Kenya Mickey about to make a goal.

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The Ashland High School boys also placed third in state. Vincent made an incredible number of blocks all weekend.

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This has been an incredible team all year!

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Bacon veggie cheeseburger night…

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Sometimes you need to get to the outskirts of town to appreciate Ashland…

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And certainly when you get back into town, you shouldn’t be shocked by sites like this guy, walking his three goats on a leash along with his dog.

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Bandera enchilada night with Vincent and his girlfriend. Also, so much tastier than appearance would probably lead you to believe…

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One large bottle, two baby bottles…

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Silas Henry also received a trophy at his football awards banquet after a tough, well earned season.

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This lovely girl asked me to take her senior pictures… Seeing as I had never done anything like that before, I was hesitant… but it was a lot of fun. And nowhere near as stressful as my crazy-brain thought it’d be.

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Pizza night.

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Flowers on our third wedding anniversary.

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Looking so old suddenly.

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Hi, Chicken.

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Homemade roasted tomato soup with optimum-cheese-stretch grilled cheese sammiches.

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I hope you’ve had an excellent couple of weeks!

Day to Day Life: Week Twenty-Three

A look at the last week:

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‘Tis the season!

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Since it’s also strawberry season, I made some jams this week.

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Early in the week, Mama Bird surprised me by letting me pet her…

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Tofu and veggies in peanut sauce with veggie egg rolls one night.

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These two like watching me water the gardens in the evening.

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Early morning hideout.

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Brunch for one: black coffee and sourdough toast topped with leftover guacamole and eggs.

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Our garden is happily dishing out some snap peas, broccoli, baby lettuces, herbs, zucchini, summer squash, and the promise of tomatoes, beets, beans, and eggplant to come.

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A from-the-garden salad embellished with red bell peppers and fresh raw sweet corn.

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An old friend is one of the editors for Camas – an Environmental Studies publication at the University of Montana. I got an email a couple months ago asking if I’d like to submit some poetry or photography to an upcoming edition. I was fortunate enough to have one of my photos included and printed alongside the featured story and absolutely stoked to receive my contributor’s copy this week.

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As per the weekly schedule around here… pizza.

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And I’ve totally mastered making vegetarian pepperoni more appetizing and spicy.

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“BRAAAAINS… I want braaaains…”

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Mashed ‘taters, fried chicken tofu, vegetarian gravy, and veggies.

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Mama Bird’s eggs both hatched this week! 18 days after being laid — the predictable incubation time of feral pigeons. I didn’t know that parent pigeons remove the eggshells from their nest once the babies hatch! As I was watering our front yard the evening these babies hatched, I found the eggshells dropped near our roses.

Watching these little baby birds cracks me up. Few things are better than watching a baby-bobble-head-bird… Hehe.

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A ridiculously high-piled sammich for the panini maker for one hungry 15 year old.

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The dudes.

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Silas’s Little League team, who won first place in the league for the regular season, played their last tournament game yesterday. Unfortunately they lost 8-3 in a tough game, coming in second for the season.

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Lastly, a muffin experiment made of buttermilk, fresh raspberries, and fresh peaches!