Monday, October 26, 2015

the quotidian (10.26.15)

Quotidian: daily, usual or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace


Transitioning.


The visiting spot.


Relaxed.


At the birthday boy's request, apple pies for breakfast.


16!



Because it's normal to sample your animals' feed, right? 


In the tack room.


Delivered to our doorstep: whey for the piggies.


When hungry, they froth at the mouth and scream.


Mystery photo: can you guess?


Ya think they might be visible enough?


Afternoon gin and tonic.


Mad skills: six new spark plugs, changed transmission fluid plus a new transmission filter, 
changed oil plus a new oil filter, a new starter, and a (sorta) fixed hole in the muffler. 


Supper? Ha, yeah right.

This same time, years previous: in the garden, the quotidian (10.25.11), sweet potato pie, the morning kitchen, brown sugar syrup, buttermilk pancakes, and signs, news, and daydreams.  

14 comments:

  1. I remember my sister used to sample cat and dog treats when we were kids, and I probably shouldn't tell you that my husband would easily sample animal food now, just because. In many ways, I married my sister, and funnily enough, she married me. I think we like each others' spouses.

    And I think that's a car window getting washed.

    =)

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  2. are you starving those poor pigs?

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  3. I want to see those bicyclists on the cover of a cycling magazine!

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  4. And my newly turned 16-year-old on the same day as yours had apple pie for dessert!

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  5. Looks like a windshield getting cleaned.

    Also, that last photo is FAB. whatcha reading?

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    1. On Writing, by Stephen King. Recommend.

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  6. Re the mystery photo: you all think far too highly of us. It's just the van's rear windshield how it is right now---dirty---and NOT getting washed, waxed, or in any way cleaned.

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  7. Those apple pies look ah-mazing! My husband LOVES pies & I rarely make them because...that dang crust. My pie crust always comes out chewy instead of flaky & it's just really kind of a downer. I've tried different recipes but I usually get the same results. Maybe I'm impatient & rush through the recipe without carefully following it. I dunno. BUT, your crusts looks luscious! Do you have a recipe somewhere here on the blog for your apple pie..specifically your crust?

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    1. I used the rich butter pastry for those pies, but you might want to try an oil-based pastry first, since that kind is easier to make..except I'm looking at my index and I don't have that recipe on here. Shoot. Perhaps I'll have to remedy that. But if you make a crust for a quiche, I HIGHLY recommend the lard pastry---SUPER rich and flaky. Good luck!

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  8. Oops. I asked my question too soon. I found your recipe index. I'm totally going to be trying that apple pie!

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