The dreich weather this weekend has been reminiscent of late November, so we were mostly confined to the house. We are all still sniffling with the dregs of this cold, so we really didn't mind too much, and we did have a few reminders of the sun to cheer us.
Settling down for the day, there was a spot of mending to catch up on, and the postman dropped in with a parcel from 'you know where'. John disappeared with the Joel Salatin , but soon began to reappear to read out quotes and passages from the book. A very inspiring man (both - of course!). James decided to do some drawing, and got out the finger crayons. These are great little things - you insert a finger inside the crayon and draw. However, he is not really big on art, and pretty soon the crayons become props for other games - building towers, trains and ladders.
It was a time to make pie, check on our sourdough starter (nearly ready) and eat good homemade bread.
It was a time to catch up on all those little unfinished crafty projects, start on new ones, and dream about the next one after that.
James was full of energy, and in between the heavy squally showers, he ran"faster than the wind" round and round the house. Must have been the Vitamin A. While he was outside, he collected stones and brought them in for a game.
There were plenty opportunities for rainbow spotting.
And later on we burned a few lumps of last year's peat. Not a bad weekend at all, really.