We went next door to bring Amos birthday greetings. Rebekah had a crowd over and Daniel got to know his great grandpa a little better.
Rebekah made what Amos always liked for his birthday - pie! Delicious strawberry pie. Thanks, Rebekah, it was SO good!
It did freeze last night although not as bad as we thought it would. Arthur went out about 5 AM this morning at built a few fires in the garden and watered down the plants. Somehow, watering down the plants seems to ward off any frost damage. I'm afraid I don't know the science behind that, but it does work. Although God has been sending us some really cool weather, I'm sure glad He gives us ideas on how to deal with it!
The J. girls put on their Civil War dresses for us last night. Aren't they nice! It would certainly make a person feel more ladylike!! They had hoops under them and their mom sewed them. The J. family have worked at a living history museum and so the whole family has Civil War outfits and some from the Revolutionary War days. They shared with us some about dress styles back then and why they did what they did. One interesting fact - when a young lady finally got to wear floor length dresses, it meant she was available for marriage! They also liked to have wide shoulders and wide hoops to make their waists look smaller. We're trying to talk them into wearing them on 4th of July!