The advent calendar is a tradition in our household which is a bit different than others that I know of. A long time ago, when Will was a wee little boy, using ancient laser printer technology we made up a colorful hanging cloth calendar.
In the pockets, on the appropriate day, we would put a little treat. As the kids got older and more able we changed to putting a clue, sometimes a poem, in the pocket. Each child gets their own – Hopes is a picture clue since she is young and doesn’t read yet. Each day we would make up new clues. This alone is quite the challenge! Then the kids would do a treasure hunt using their clues to find their treat. Little traditions are important and can be a lot of fun.
Due to farm work that needed doing (whey delivery, storage building, cheese trim pickup, loading) we unfortunately didn’t get started on the tiny cottage until early afternoon. We did some roof work but there is more to go. It is good to see the roof finally looking nearly finished. We certainly had the weather – It was a beautiful day, almost hitting 50°F in northern Vermont in the middle of December. I think I like this global warming thing… At least for this year.
Outdoors: 49°F/31°F Sunny
Farm house: 72°F/59°F no fire
Tiny Cottage: 57°F/49°F