Despite threatening skies, "Fantastic 18th C. Vegetables and Where to Find Them' was given very good attention by four young girls - and since the attendance was not greater than that, they got to abscond with all the tomato seedlings I had brought for the program and give them good homes.
Then the polite and attentive attendees were 'released' to play while I tackled a bit of the garden. For them, out came the 18th C. hoops & sticks and the damp ground was little impediment to running around and playing. They had a bit of a tour in the weed-clogged garden, and discovered a few 'dancing gourds' that I had missed collecting last season. I gave permission to keep them - and the 'Raiders of the Lost Gourds' hunt began! The girls found a shockingly large amount of them. (That plant really went crazy last year!) They kindly shared the 'loot' with me, so after I clean them up and decorate some, we'll have a number of dancing/spinning gourds available at the Peter Burr House.