Category Archives: animal family

CSA Basket #19: October 10, 2012

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CSA Box #19, 2012

CSA Box #19, 2012

In the box:

  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Cilantro
  • Lettuce, Romaine
  • Onions, yellow
  • Pepper mix, sweet
  • Red potatoes, red
  • Salad mix
  • Squash, Delicata
  • Tomatoes (a lot!)

What was in the prior boxes?

I just took a much-needed break from blogging daily for over two years (minus a couple of days). Saturday night I came home exhausted after going out with the SharePoint Saturday folks, and just didn’t do my daily blog post. I had been thinking about cutting back to a few times a week anyway, and it gave me a good excuse, especially since this week was jam-packed full of schoolwork, a live radio show, etc. And things aren’t going to slow down anytime soon.

Saturday was especially stressful, as my 14.5 year old pug Bubba had to have emergency surgery to remove his right eye, which had become dramatically swollen over a couple of days from a nasty infection. He also had a dental infection and had to have a bunch of teeth out. We had to make some quick decisions on Saturday, but as it seemed like he had a good chance of a full recovery (other than losing the eye), we went ahead with it. He was mostly blind anyway, as well as deaf (or near to it). But he must have  been able to see some light/shadow with the eye, because he’s even more lost than before and really has to find his way around by trial and error. Thankfully, he still has a pretty good sense of smell, so he’s using that to his advantage in locating food—he’s has a great appetite so far! Later this week, I’ll post a pic of our one-eyed pirate pug.

Hodgepodge

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First of all: teenage boys and athletes foot. Ew!

Today was a hodgepodge. Also the 3rd time I’ve used that word in this blog—the last time less than a month ago. Do these words make me look old?!

hodgepodge (n.) Look up hodgepodge at Dictionary.comalso hodge podge, hodge-podge, early 15c., hogpoch, alteration of hotchpotch (late 14c.) “a kind of stew,” especially “one made with goose, herbs, spices, wine, and other ingredients,” earlier an Anglo-French legal term (late 13c.) meaning “collection of property in a common ‘pot’ before dividing it equally,” from O.Fr. hochepot “stew, soup,” first element from hocher “to shake,” from a Germanic source (cf. M.H.G. hotzen “shake”).

I…

  • Drove the twins to school
  • Had a great Google Hangout with one of my Humane Ed professors
  • Worked on the agenda handouts for SharePoint Saturday
  • Missed a middle school volleyball game to keep an eye on our 14-year-old pug Bubba, who is not feeling so hot and is possibly not long for this world. {I’ve been carrying him up and down the stairs and to and from the backyard for a few days now, because he can’t see anymore, he’s very confused, and he’s too weak to get around.}
  • Hung out with my older step-daughter after school
  • Watched a video and read {a little} for school
  • Did not get outside
  • Did not do yoga (last yoga = Sunday)

Tomorrow kicks off a very long weekend of SharePoint Saturday events. Judging from last year, it will be both fun and exhausting.

What I’m feeling today

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Ruby: happy, hot

Ruby: happy, hot

Anxious · Guilty · Sad · Overwhelmed · Despairing · Needy

What I’m feeling today.

Imagine what I’d be like if I hadn’t done yoga 3 times this week!

I took Ruby to one of my favorite off-the-beaten-path parks today. This is what we walked along and stared at for about an hour. {Well, I stared; Ruby roamed restlessly at the end of the leash and wouldn’t lay down.}

Sawyer Park, Bend, Oregon

Sawyer Park, Bend, Oregon

Sawyer Park, Bend, Oregon - River tide pools

Sawyer Park, Bend, Oregon – Deschutes River tide pools

Yes, I’m caught up with show notes! Let’s talk feral cats. And cute rescued farm animals.

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Yes, I’m caught up with show notes!

Scott Beckstead, of The Humane Society of the United States, gives us his thoughts on the feral cat controversy in Central Oregon. Plus, stories of cute rescued farm animals!

In this episode, we catch up with Scott Beckstead, Oregon Senior State Director of The Humane Society of the United States. He gives us his thoughts on the feral cat controversy in Central Oregon, plus tells us about some animals that were destined to be laid out on someone’s dinner plate, but instead were rescued by caring people and now have a wonderful home in Oregon. You’ll hear about the surprising proclamations made by the mayor of Portland and the mayor of Eugene. And we bring you an update on Missy, the German Shepherd who was stranded for 8 days on a mountain top.

And, of course, we highlight the latest News from the Vegan Frontier, let you know about vegan related happenings in and around Central Oregon, and more!

CSA Basket #17: September 26, 2012

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CSA Box #16, 2012

CSA Box #16, 2012

In the box:

  • Arugula, bunched
  • Corn
  • Carrots
  • Grapes, Canadice {we love these}
  • Kale, Red Russian
  • Onions, sweet
  • Peppers, Red
  • Potatoes, Yukon Gold
  • Radish, French Breakfast 
  • Spearmint, Kentucky Colonel
  • Tomatoes, Cherry

Not pictured: Garlic, extra grapes, and 2 giant bunches of collard greens. Mine did not do well this summer, so these will be nice for collard wraps and stir fries.

I just cleaned an embarrassing amount of expired produce from the last few weeks out of the fridge. Sigh. I really hate wasting food and it was unintentional, but there’s been so much going on over the last few weeks. At least the worms in the compost bin will benefit.

Now that it’s almost fall weather, I’ll start making soups and stews that will help use up some of the produce. And after Jill Nussinow’s presentation at Portland VegFest, I now am seriously thinking about getting a pressure cooker. I may need to check out her book first: The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minutes.

What was in the prior boxes?