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What I’m Digging

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Seems like I always want to chat about the weather here on Fridays. So, let’s just stick with that! It’s drizzling here, the skies look ominous, the winds keep whipping the trees into bent submission, the wind chimes are clanging fiercely, and Huxley insists on playing outside, in all of it. No fear, that sweet child of mine.

The thing about the rain is that I actually love it. I welcome it, always. Not just because I understand how valuable it is to all things green and growing, but because it truly feels, I don’t know, just sort of right to me. Chalk it up to genetic ancestral memory, I suppose. My people hail from the British Isles, so, water, rain, mist, fog, rocky coasts, and forests are just my jam. Bring it, rain!

In other news, here’s a smattering of this and that’s that caught my attention this week:

*Roadkill, the other white/dark meat.

*All things ramps!

*Sam Bean is bringing me joy.

*Really enjoying getting to know Gather and Grow.

*Constellation bracelets (plus other jewelry deliciousness).

*The Sun Hive is so very gorgeous.

*Rhubarb Almond Breakfast Cakes. YES!

*Eric Orchard’s illustrations are amazing.

*Tour a family home milking parlor.

*FOLK magazine is a stunner.

A Pie Dough 101 class I was slated to teach tomorrow at Dough has been postponed, so I’m thinking a day in the garden, perhaps followed up by a carnival (!!!) is in order.

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 I dig the most. I gave him a bit of our honey to sample. Clearly, he’s a fan. 

 

6 Responses to What I’m Digging

  • Paula M @oliviacanela.com says:

    You did it again! Great links :) Have a beautiful weekend!

  • Melissa says:

    Oh! I, too, love rain and have lived 55 of my 60 years in very southern, Southern California where NO ONE likes, let alone loves, rain! I’ve always blamed it on having been imprinted by rain when I spent my first five years in various places on the East Coast. But maybe it’s because of my 1/4 Scottish heritage! I have a couple of your books and very much enjoy your blog.

  • Hollie says:

    I love rain so much, I find it so comforting. I wish we got more here in Southern California. I just received my first issue of FOLK, and I agree it is beautiful!

  • mandi@herbanhomestead says:

    Gather and Grown and Milkwood are 2 new to me sites! Thank you for sharing! I spent way too much time geeking out over the articles there!
    Rain…I love it too. We get too little of it here in Central-ish Texas, but I grew up in Houston where it rains all of the time. It’s some of my favorite.

  • Cindy says:

    Did Huxley get a haircut? Such a cutie……

    • Indeed he did! Good catch! It was his second haircut ever. My good buddy Meg cuts his hair. She was a hair stylist before becoming a photographer, and cuts our entire family’s hair!