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UFSG or under the influence

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Bend Air Quality September 18, 2012

Bend Air Quality September 18, 2012

Sisters Air Quality September 18, 2012

Sisters Air Quality September 18, 2012

Bleh. A little under the weather. Or rather, under the influence of the weather plus fire: I blame Pole Creek Forest Fire smoke for my nausea and headache all day.

This is messing with my “productivity” plans. 

We’re lucky it’s just smoke; I don’t think anybody has been injured or any homes lost yet, even though the fire has been going for a week or so. But I think often of the poor killed or displaced animals up there—I wonder how frightening it is for them?!

My gods, no wonder, look at this—we’re labeled UNHEALTHY for Sensitive Groups (UFSG). And it says the air quality is often worse when it gets cool in the evening. In fact, it’s gone up a couple of notches since I started writing this post. Time to close the windows and turn on the house fan.

If you think that’s bad, look at Sisters {20 miles from here, very near the fire, some areas threatened with evacuation}—they’re labeled with the highest rating—Hazardous!

CSA Basket #15: September 12, 2012

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CSA Box #15, 2012

CSA Box #15, 2012

In the box:

  • Beans, Blue Lake Pole
  • Chard, Rainbow
  • Dill
  • Greens, Chicory {Hmm, what are these? …Not arugula. Whoa, bitter!}
  • Lettuce, Red Leaf
  • Melon, ‘Margarita’ {Huh, I though this was a squash}
  • Onions, Red
  • Raspberries
  • Tomatoes, Cherry

 What was in the prior boxes?

Farmer’s Market Extras: CSA #15, 2012

Farmer’s Market Extras: CSA #15, 2012

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CSA Basket #14: September 5, 2012

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CSA Box #14, 2012

CSA Box #14, 2012

In the box:

  • Basil
  • Bunched arugula
  • Carrots
  • Eggplants
  • Fennel
  • Onions, Sweet
  • Potatoes, Red Cal
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Salad mix

 What was in the prior boxes?

Farmer’s Market Extras: CSA #14, 2012

Farmer’s Market Extras: CSA #14, 2012

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You know, I wish my photos were more consistent. They turn out so much better in natural light (see last week), but I don’t always have time to do them immediately after we get home on Wednesdays…

All Things Vegan show notes: New Chimps, Inc. resident CJ and a report from YEA Camp

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I finally got last Tuesday’s show notes up and the show into iTunes:

Chimps, Inc.,  a Chimpanzee sanctuary in Central Oregon, welcomes new resident CJ.
And a report from YEA Camp!

In this episode, we talk with Marla O’Donnell of Chimps, Inc., a sanctuary in Central Oregon that shelters abused or abandoned chimpanzees that were part of the entertainment industry or pet trade. Chimps, Inc. recently took in a new resident, CJ, and Marla tells us CJ’s story and gives us an update on how she’s fitting in with her new family.

We also talk with Bend resident Heather Kennedy, fresh from her first year as a camp counselor at YEA Camp, a fun and enriching vegan leadership summer camp for teens. And Paul Seymour sings about what will happen, “When the World is Vegan.”

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 #13: August 29, 2012

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CSA Box #13, 2012

CSA Box #13, 2012 – Those are some high gloss tomatoes!

In the box:

  • Beets, Rainbow
  • Corn
  • Cucumber mix
  • Parsley, Italian
  • Peppers, Anaheim
  • Potatoes, German Butterball
  • Salad mix
  • Squash, Summer mix
  • Tomatoes, Beefsteak
  • Watermelon: Yellow Doll or Tangerine Dream

 What was in the prior boxes?

Farmer’s Market Extras: CSA #13, 2012

Farmer’s Market Extras: CSA #13, 2012

Girlfriends, art show, shadow rafters, and vegan Thai

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Good day spent with some girlfriends: an outdoor art show, a drive out to Tumalo Falls {including a short hike up to the viewing area}, and a tasty Thai dinner—salad rolls, coconut soup, mango curry, and Thai iced tea made with coconut milk!

In the top photo, doesn’t it look like a group of shadow people are about to go over the falls with their raft?

Tumalo Falls, shadow raft

Tumalo Falls, shadow raft

Tumalo Falls

Tumalo Falls

Tumalo Falls

Tumalo Falls

Great interview with Chimps, Inc. this morning about their new resident, CJ

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Great interview with Chimps, Inc. this morning about their new resident, CJ. Can’t wait to air it next Tuesday.

Tomorrow, another radio interview, and Tuesday’s show to finish up. A recruiter to talk to. And waiting: On grad school financial aid, for one.

And that is all, because I’m exhausted.