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What I’m Digging

Happy Friday, friends! It is, hand’s down, BEYOND glorious outside, weather-wise. A massive storm system blew through the valley yesterday, pushing out some lingering hot, humid air and ushering in gentle breezes and mid-70’s temps. My kind of weather.

Huxley is having a play date outside as I write this. Glenn is with him and his new buddy, Pasture. I adore those kinds of natural names. It’s fitting, too, given that his parents are farmers! Baby sister Magnolia is making all kinds of cooing sounds in the background. Love it!

Here’s a smattering of this and that’s that caught my attention this week:

*Loving beyond description the sample spring share Kristin sent from Portland Apothecary. So many thoughtfully, lovingly, artfully crafted products.
*How and why to give your child cod liver oil (Huxley gets his each morning in “hot chocolate”-warm milk with our honey, dark cocoa powder, local raw milk, and about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of this combination butter oil/fermented cod liver oil).
*The beach! The boys! The RV’s! Having fun getting to know this blog.
*She lives in the San Juan Islands (my dream escape/relocation place) and keeps a lovely blog (found via House Inhabit).
*A loaf of this looks totally doable.
*Seen these “conversations with my 2 year-old“, as re-enacted by two grown men? Hilarious, and spot on.
*I’d paint the walls (I love earthy color!), but, otherwise, I vibe with so many of the elements in this home.
*Tanya’s Off-Grid Living series is truly inspiring.
*What’s that you say? You want to go down a massive rabbit hole of gorgeous beauty? Well, say no more….

Alright, time to get away from this computer and get. out. in. it! This weekend we’re having friends over for a “booze party.” Sort of. See, several of the beverages in my book are in larger quantities, far more than Glenn and I could consume (and remain standing). So, I’ve asked friends to come help down my hooch. Then Sunday, Father’s Day, we’re heading north, to the last Lavender Festival ever at our beloved Mountain Farm, sniff sniff. We plan to picnic, eat lavender ice cream, pet baby goats, and enjoy the thrill of a mountaintop lavender farm, before the family that owns the farm stops hosting the festival!

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 hear each Friday because, truly, he’s what his Papa and I dig the most. Here he is peering into the fish pond at Jack Young Greenhouses, where we went this past Monday for their truly epic annual half-off sale. 



6 Responses to What I’m Digging

  • jen says:

    I am so glad the storms pushed out the hot weather. I just need a few more days to get this baby out and then hot summer days can commence (though, wouldn’t it be lovely to have a summer full of days like today?).
    Thanks for the link to Mountain Farm…we just might have to check out the lavender festival, too!

  • Sage Franetovich says:

    I love the links this week! So much prettiness.

    By the way, I just thought you might like to know that I check in with your blog almost every day while my 13 month old falls asleep in the ergo on my chest. I love that I get to feel so much love while I look at your pretty pictures and read your positive words.

  • Tanya @ Lovely Greens says:

    Thanks for the link Ashley :)

  • Megan says:

    Thanks for the great links, as always! I am curious about how and why to give your child cod liver oil – the link appears to be for the product you use, but did you intend to also include a link to an article?

  • Anita Owen says:

    I just discovered your blog when I ordered your pie cookbook. Looking forward to trying them. My husband is from Rosman, NC .