Inspired by JessTrev, David and our 9yo son made a lovely bread to help us celebrate the Winter Solstice:
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JessTrev includes the delicious bread recipe in her post. Check it out!
Son enjoyed making butter from scratch as well. We half-filled a pint jar with heavy cream, added a marble, and shook for about fifteen minutes.
The sun bread and the fresh butter seem to have done the trick. We woke this morning to watch the sun rise--and we're eagerly awaiting more light and more warmth to grace the coming days.