What I’m Digging
Happy Friday, friends! It’s a grey, chilly day here in the cove. I’m sitting on a tiny chair, in the kitchen, at Huxley’s wooden play table, writing in front of the wood stove. While I can’t claim to be 100% better, I can say I’m improving. This cold totally knocked me out. I’m already planning for how to prevent a repeat next winter. I’m thinking of growing some herbs in my medicinal herb garden and then tincturing a blend of them for a winter wellness household-wide formula. That, coupled with more regular hot toddies (they’re medicinal, right? Right.) and frequent mustard baths might be the ticket to keeping this mess away. Fingers crossed. Winter 2014, take note. I’ve got you in my crosshairs, and I intend to take you down.
In other news, here’s a smattering of this’s and that’s that caught my attention this week:
*So intrigued by By Hand (via Marisa).
*Five great reasons to raise chickens.
*Eleven surprising uses for eggshells.
*Long live folk schools!
*Seriously crushing on the black & white Maddy dress (I have GOT to hone up on my sewing skills, stat!!!).
*Watch this film!
*Three words: Chocolate. Chipotle. Caramel.
*Gorgeous hanging planter (locally made, too, and available at Small Terrain).
*The spring issue of Rhythm of the Home is getting me excited for the pending seasonal changes!
*Ordered this skirt (at 30% off the sale price!) with springtime in mind.
Our friends Jen & Jon, who own the yome down in our lower field, are hoping to come for a weekend visit from Atlanta. I love it when they’re down there. Feels like we’ve got a neighborhood. Sunday I’ll be teaching a “Backyard Chickens” class at Small Terrain. I think there are still spots open, so, if you’ve got a hankering to learn what-what’s when it comes to the world of fine, feathered friends, come on out!
Wherever you go this weekend, whatever you do, and whomever you do it with, may it be grand!
*I post a photo of Huxley here each Friday because, truly, he’s what his Papa and dig the most. The image above shows the amazing turtle balloon hat he received at a friend’s birthday party last weekend. He then, however, learned that balloons make a loud, exciting popping sound when you step on them, and, well, all bets were off.