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What I’m Digging


Happy St. Patrick’s Day, friends! We were up and out early on Friday morning, and, given the two flights, car rental, drive through Boston, attempts to find parking, and then drive (partially through a snow storm!) to New Hampshire that evening, not to mention the constant infant-wrangling, I couldn’t find a moment to spare. Yesterday was gobbled up learning all aspects of the process of rendering maple sap into syrup (lots and LOTS more of that to come next week) while my boys played in Brattleboro, VT. It’s been busy, busy, busy, and, glorious. I’m seriously digging New England this weekend.

I’ll be heading out in just a bit with Matt, Rebecca, Joy, Jen, Sharon, and Ellen for a private baking class at King Arthur Flour, which I’m especially excited about. Photos to come!

Wherever you go today, 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 I dig the most. 

8 Responses to What I’m Digging

  • jen says:

    Have a lovely time in Vermont! My husband is from there, one of our favorite places to go back and visit. :)

  • abisuz says:

    Do you consider Huxley an infant still? Too cute! Have a good time!

  • Nicole says:

    Can’t wait to hear about the baking class and maple syrup!!

  • Roisin says:

    You should go to McNeill’s Brewery in Brattleboro… also definitely check out the Co-op… let me know if you need more recommendations, I only live 40 minutes away.

  • Rebekah says:

    Hope you got the heck out of dodge before our next snowstorm helps usher in Spring!

  • Laura D says:

    I saw more pictures from this weekend over at Soulemama and wanted to ask about your scarf. I’ve never done that type of knitting before but have seen patterns for washcloths with it. If you did knit it yourself, could you post a link to a pattern you followed (or got inspiration from)? I love how chunky and warm it looks around your neck!

    • hi laura! the scarf was a gift from my husband several holiday seasons ago. he picked it up from a little boutique in asheville that we love, minx. it was handmade in italy and is from “italca.” it’s wonderful. i adore its honeycomb pattern!

  • amanda (sweetpotatoclaire) says:

    exciting stuff! have you looked around on your property for sugar maples? my husband and I tapped 4 LARGE sugar maples right here in black mountain this winter and ended up with almost 3 gallons of syrup~ it CAN be done right here in nc! (obviously not on a huge scale like up north, but still…… quite wonderful)