the weather report #3

the weather report #3 for rhythms of the moon

A new Monday tradition where I share what I’m making, reading, learning about, listening to, and exploring this week.

  • R has seemingly gone in an instant from merely scooting around the floor like a baby to flying around the floor like a madman. A very cute madman. We finally installed the baby gate (We procrastinate on most things).

  • If you’re wanting to learn basic urban homesteading skills, then look no further than outside your door, because chances are Plantain is there. It’s one of the most versatile herbs that you can use, and is one of my personal favorites. This is a good place to read about its benefits and how to put it to use.

  • I love easy cooking hacks, so when I stumbled on this post on using muffin tins for cooking dinner I swooned. It’s tiny, minimal, simple, produces individual portions, and is just so stinkin cute.

  • Ever heard about Irish Travellers? Me either before yesterday. They’re a nomadic, ethnic minority in Ireland and England that can be traced back to 1100 B.C.E, but split from the general Irish population around 1600 B.C.E. While they speak English and Irish, they have their own language called Shelta which i would love to hear. For some reason, though, they don’t have any written records of their own history. They sound similar to the Romani people, but I don’t think there’s any connection.

  • The book I’m reading this week is one that my mom picked up at a thrift store called Parveen. It’s written in 1969 and set in 1920's Persia, and follows a 16-year-old girl who leaves her mom in Illinois to visit her father in Khorasan.

  • I've stumbled on a new obsession: healthy chocolate chip cookie dough. It is nothing short of amazing. And because the vines are bursting with juicy blackberries, I'll be trying out these Blackberry Pie Bars later this week.

  • Here's what's on my playlist: The Modern Homesteading Podcast: Homesteading and Heritage Cooking with Jill Winger; What Should I Read Next?: Books Plants and Literal Bibliotherapy; Authentic Parenting: How your Childhood Experiences Shape you with Karen Lock Kolp; Mythic Medicine: Kneeling to the Earth-Herbalism is Remembering with Rosemary Gladstar; and The Splendid Table: Pepper Party.

  • I started a quiet book for R months ago but got no further than cutting out the pages which have been quietly collecting dust. I suppose it's time I finish that thing. I'm going to hand stitch it, but this is a good no-sew option with a great tutorial.

  • If you love your diffuser as much as I love mine, you might want to try a few of these diy blends from Clean Mama.

Okay, now you tell me what your week looks like in the comments below, because the whole point behind this new series is so we can inspire each other to grow and learn and do, so share away :)