Yesterday we met at member Chris's home to get a taste of Norway--a country she has visited several times and from which her ancestors migrated. We started the afternoon with cold cantaloupe soup--especially refreshing since the temperature was in the 90s. . . .
We had several little guests join us on the porch of Chris's bank barn. . . .
After our lunch Chris showed us some designs we might want to try for the bird house gourds we were going to paint. . . .
She also showed us several Norwegian folk designs. . . .
But everyone opted to express their own style while we listened to World Folk Music. . . .
Bird houses painted, we sat down for a traditional Norwegian waffle dessert. . . .
You can use strawberry jam or make your own strawberry and sugar concoction as you'd make for strawberry shortcake. Spread a dollop of whipped cream or sour cream on top and roll it up. Delicious!
The cows were vying for our attention so Chris took the little ones to the hay shed to throw some hay into the pasture. . . .
Of course, the chickens got attention as well, and a little egg collecting took place. . . .
Once the bird houses were dry, we sprayed them with a protectorant. . . .
Thank you Chris for hosting a fun afternoon of fellowship, food, and creativity!