I am SO behind on my Imbolc/groundhog preparations and IT"S TOMORROW. We are headed out to the Schubenacadie (sp?) wildlife park to see Schubenacadie Sam see (or not) his shadow. We will need to be on the road for 7 a.m. The park is hosting facepainting, guided snowshoeing and hot chocolate all morning.
Then we are having an Imbolc/groundhog potluck feast at our house. I am making a big pot of fish chowder and some homemade bread. I had heard bread, milk and apples are traditional for Imbolc. Someone else is making Haroset, a Jewish Passover dish. Interesting that it's a featured dish for this time of year.
I need a nonthreatening ritual I can do with lots of people of all ages and mostly not religious at all. A few more conservative Christians and a couple of Pagan sympathisers (I like the term Christopagan, I think that's what I am. I usually put my religion down as Pantheist).
I want to at least introduce Brigid. The kids will be playing pin the tail on the groundhog.
Thanks for the groundhog cupcake recipes. We'll be making those for sure.
I scrubbed the walls today and the floors are tonight.
We are due for 2 snowstorms, one overnight and one around noon tomorrow. This will be the second year we've been trying to get to the wildlife park for Groundhog Day. I DON'T want to be snowed out. I REALLY want this to happen!!!!!