Brrrrrrrr, cold today. We wrapped up warm, and went to the woods for a home ed group. Luckily mum came over and looked after Meg, so it was just me and the big kids.
We made wooden hammers. The kids found whittling pretty difficult, so they left me too it *sigh*. The handles are made from willow, the heads from some sort of hard wood (Abbie did say, but I've forgotten).
They are excellent hammers, they function as they should!
Freddie tended the fire again, but it didn't stay in so long this time. Never mind, he enjoyed clearing the embers with his new tool.
Betsy used hers to knock a tent peg through little pieces of elder wood, and we made a necklace from them.
Betsy made piles of leaves and twigs into pretend bonfires.