"The time to wake up the land. It was both a propitious and a dangerous time, standing between the holiday period and the return to work, between winter and the coming spring, between the old and new year" ~ Anna Franklin
Back To Work!
The first Monday after Twelfth Night is Plough Monday, a day when ploughmen traditionally blackened their faces and marked the end of the Christmas period for the agricultural communities.
I thought this was a sweet craft for Plough Monday. from 'The Children's Year: Crafts & Clothes for Children and Parents to Make" by Stephanie Cooper, Christine Flynes-Clinton, Christine Fynes-Clinton, Marye Rowling