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June 3, 2011

{This Moment}

This Moment:  A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember via Soulemama

* Also, I have an article in the Summer edition of Rhythm of the Home. It’s about how to find good deals at the mall. Did you fall for that? I didn’t think so. It’s actually about eating common, backyard weeds because they’re yummy, nutritious and free. Click on over (look for “A Free Lunch”), there’s a lot of good stuff going on over there.

* Also #2: I was thinking, if you have any weeds in your yard you need identified, send me a picture and I’ll see what I can do. If you’re local, I’m available for plant-identification walks in any locale of your choice.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2011 7:47 am

    Stopping over from Soule Mama for the first time. Love the blog! My sister used to live in Durango (while I was living in Boulder/Nederland) and I loved taking trips down to visit her. Such a magical place!!

  2. June 3, 2011 7:56 am

    Oh if I could, I would fly you to Fl for an edible plant walk!!! Love the library shot :). Happy weekend to you!

  3. June 3, 2011 8:03 am

    Thanks for the weed identification offer! I emailed you photos of my two mystery weeds last night but I forgot to add that we are in Central Texas (Killeen particularly, about an hour north of Austin). Maybe you will have better luck than me, I am dying of curiosity to know what they are!

  4. June 3, 2011 8:57 am


    I love love love your library.

  5. June 3, 2011 9:14 am

    we haven’t made it to the library yet this week…it’s on the list!Love that pic! they are both so engrossed!

    a weed walk sounds lovely…anytime, anywhere!

    our moment:

    have a great weekend rachel!

  6. June 3, 2011 9:44 am

    i love your mall snark. rose’s shoes would have rocked my four year old world- they are hot. yay for the library, what books did they pick out?

    • 6512 and growing permalink*
      June 3, 2011 9:52 am

      Col got a choose your own adventure pirate book, which is super fun even though he’s been nervous about choosing joining Blackbeard’s pirate ship. I got “The egg and I” by Betty MacDonald, I got Dan a root cellaring book (wink wink), and Rose got “Rosie’s yellow ribbon.” And lots, lots more.

      • June 3, 2011 9:59 am

        wink wink. i just read your roth article and learned new things. here i thought i was all weed wise. haha. i didn’t know that picking clover flowers would make it flower more! yay. also mallow, which i’ve had in the back of my consciousness for quite some time but not put it all together until i saw your picture. as in, i think if pressed i might have regurgitated that plant’s name, and know that the plant mallow is useful, but hadn’t connected the last dot. so silly. and i have to say, your writing never ceases to have me laughing. dandelion tincture in the nicu, and the hairs on the underside of lambs quarter leaves. lmao.

  7. June 3, 2011 10:25 am

    I loved your article in the Rhythm of The Home, and Bernadette and I want to extend another heartfelt thank you. I just started a very long course of study with Susun Weed in herbalism, and your article was such a joy. I have been trying to get the kids out on edible walks around our town, and I learned so much from reading your piece. Thank again :).

  8. June 3, 2011 11:07 pm

    Moving in at the library is such a good thing to do. EArlier this week we spent about an hour a half.

  9. Naima permalink
    June 3, 2011 11:58 pm

    I could use a quick plant id walk around our front yard. I want to weed out all the grass, but leave anything useful or pretty enough to be worthy. Sometime in the next week, maybe? Sometimes it’s hard to motivate to weed after weeding all day for work…

  10. June 4, 2011 11:11 am

    great article in roth!

    so um…just how often can i bug you about identification? i always tend to find the specimen that isn’t listed anywhere…there are a few lurking around here i’d be curious if you knew them! thanks rachel. xo

  11. abozza permalink
    June 5, 2011 7:22 am

    Ah…the library. Like breath to me.

  12. Anonymous permalink
    June 6, 2011 8:02 am

    I am Polish and I was surprised to see familiar weeds in your article (and happy, it’s like seeing pictures of old friends). Now I live in FL and there is hardly any plant that I know here, which means that I have a lot to learn.

    I used to make syrup out of Dandelion flowers – it was the first “crop” of the season and then added a welcome reminder of spring and sun to my winter teas.

    Love your blog!

  13. June 7, 2011 12:04 am

    Ah, the public library! One of my favorite places. :)

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