I wasn't the only one who was inspired by our recent trip to Redcoats and Rebels. My husband, Brent, loves learning old-fashioned skills. So he decided to learn something new with the kids: hand-dipping beeswax candles.Brent melted the beeswax chips, tied wicks on to small twigs, and we started dipping.
Brent also introduced the older girls to one of his new hobbies, smoking sausages. Ella and Mabel helped him grind, season, and stuff the sausages, and smoke it on the grill. We had a lovely, candle-lit, old-fashioned meal to celebrate learning about the American Revolution with The Hatmaker's Sign.