Arianne and her family at Ephraim Days

Liam fixing the crust to cook in a dutch oven.
Jared and Logan at the blacksmith forge
Sophia making apple pie from scratch.
My daughter Arianne is amazing. She has learned to make her own soap, card and spin wool from sheep and her own angora rabbit, and weave the most beautiful shawls. She is part of a group of people who donate their time to re-enact the lost skills of our pioneer generation. She made period 1850 clothing for each member member of her family including herself, her husband and six children. What a gift to the community and to her children to keep the skills of their ancestors alive.
We had so much fun going to Ephraim Days today and watching them work their magic.
Arianne weaving a shawl.