This morning there was a small slit in the eastern sky, where just briefly I got a peek at the sun. The first and only in almost a week. We've been keeping busy nonetheless; lots of legoing, lots of reading with hot chocolate, a few crafty projects and the usual dose of silliness. We fixed up our winter bird feeding station and our feathered friends found it immediately. I think they have been waiting. Bolder than ever too; one titmouse perched right on the feeder as I was filling it.
In the afternoon we went over to the Stonewall Jackson House for their apple day. The kids had a chance to make potato scarecrows, applesauce, and corn husk dolls as well as rope a bed, press cider, and try to grab an apple dangling from a tree with their teeth. There was good bluegrass music (Ella danced on a hay bale stage) and cider and ginger snaps to boot!