What I’m Digging
Happy Friday, friends! I just realized that I always seem to start off this round-up with a bit of weather chat. So, let’s do it again! Crazy week here in the cove. Snow squalls out of nowhere on Tuesday night, black ice on the roads on Wednesday, sunny and hella windy here yesterday, and warm(ish) and rainy(esque) here today. Oh, spring. You just don’t know what to do with yourself, eh (which, apropos of nothing, makes me think of one of my favorite White Stripes songs)?
Weird weather, and then Huxley got a freak, very short-lived stomach bug out of nowhere around 4 a.m. yesterday morning. Poor fella. Five hours later, he was good as gold. Kids and stomach issues I’m quickly learning are quite common. He gets plenty of beneficial bacteria in his diet, but still, every so often, he’ll succumb to some something or other. He always rebounds super fast, but it’s torture witnessing it while it’s happening.
In other news, here’s a smatterings of this and that’s that caught my attention this week:
*Hanging swings. Around a fire pit. The best idea ever.
*If you’ve been nurturing seedlings, it’ll soon be time to harden them off. Garden Betty schools you on how to do it.
*Love these garden stone markers/I.D.’s for the garden. The project is for kids, but could be done by adults just as easily. Simple, affordable, attractive. My kind of craft.
*15 household uses for honey. Sweet.
*Honey-sweetened lemon tart of dreams, right here.
*Creativity is invaluable. It’s not just for artists. It’s for everyone, everywhere, all the time. Physicists to athletes to graphic designers. We’re all just looking for solutions to life’s challenges. Love this essay from Marcie on why you should work on fortifying your own creative reserves every day.
*Rosemary & Strawberry muffins might be the best muffin pairing I’ve ever heard of.
*Hello, lovely apron.
*Dagmar’s Kitchen is a stunningly beautiful blog.
*This cello cover of Rhianna’s We Found Love is invigorating, to say the least. Broken strings! Audience clapping! Head banging! Foot stomping! LOVE IT!!!
I put some peas and beets in the garden this week, before the snow fell. Hoping this weekend might offer a chance or two to get in carrots and some lettuces and some brassicas, too. I’m ready to have dirt under my fingernails again, aren’t you?
Wherever you go this weekend, whatever you do, and whomever you do it with, may it be grand!
*I post a photo of Huxley in my “What I’m Digging” round-ups because, truly, he’s what his Papa and I dig the most! Our little guy is already riding his balance bike on ramps. Such a daredevil, that wild one!!!