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What I’m Digging

image-1Image by Tiffany Daudelin

Happy Friday, friends!I really don’t know what’s up with the weather lately. I suppose it’s just that it’s spring and it’s fickle and highly variable, and that’s about all there is to it. One day I’ve got the windows open, hoping for a breeze to cool us off, and the next I’m bundled again in fleece and flannel, eyeing the wood stove. It’s hard for me to ever want to gripe about the rain, though. It’s always such a gift, rain, so fussing about it is senseless. I just learn how to accommodate and move on.

I’ve got two posts up this month in Verve. In my English Lessons column, I’m chatting about the all-consuming nature of mama love. I’ve also profiled my buddy Janelle and the incredible Urban Farm School she’s about to launch.

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

*This honey soap-making kit is too cute.

*Homemade gluten-free Ho-Hos!

*Twenty-two alternatives to punishment (this is how we do it with Huxley).

*Dandelions aren’t weeds!

*Maybe this primal fudge will turn out better than the traditional fudge I’ve always failed at making.

*How wonderful are these prints from Small Adventure?

*Camille’s honey-pickled beets sound amazing.

*Looking to buy some gorgeous land in nearby Madison County? Here you go!

*Baking these divine sounding cupcakes today.

*Rohan’s forest food is my kind of eats.

We’re hosting a baby shower here tomorrow for some dear friends. I’m super excited to enjoy good food, happy company, and the love that is palpable between these friends of ours and their imminent arrival! Sunday, despite a bit of a chilly, rainy forecast, we’re still planning to host the wild foods walk, chat, and lunch with herbalist and permaculture educator Keri Evjy. We’ll just don boots and raincoats and dodge the rain drops!

Wherever you go this weekend, whatever you do, and whomever you do it with, may it be grand!

*I always post a photo of Huxley here each Friday because, truly, he’s what his Papa and I dig the most. During our last visit to the Biltmore Estate, photographer Tiffanie Daudelin took some candid images of Huxley on a tractor (his very favorite thing on Earth, next to his toy lawn mower and weed eater). She sent Glenn the images this week, and I cannot tell you enough how very much I love them. 

 

 

 

4 Responses to What I’m Digging

  • tess says:

    Oh, the real estate photos are just so lovely, but they’re killing me. You can’t get a chicken coop for $199,000 here in Santa Cruz…. but I can dream, right? Thank you!

  • Keiko says:

    Thank you for the link to my Small Adventure shop!

  • jen says:

    Love your article in Verve. I feel that devouring kind of love for this baby already, I cannot even imagine how I will feel when he/she is on the outside! Have a great time tomorrow with K & I, we had them over tonight and I’m so excited to know folks like them to share this new phase of life with!

  • mandi@herbanhomestead says:

    Oh that property! I mean, it’s pretty much exactly where I would like to live. So beautiful, close to Hot Springs and just a hop to Asheville. Perfection!