Main Street Bethlehem
We entered the gates and were free to visit all the parts of the city at our own pace and choice of direction. There were townspeople and Roman soldiers milling around the town doing what people would do in any ordinary day in Bethlehem.
There were folk doing pottery, making baskets, making candles, grinding grains, looming blankets and more. Some were making Bethlehem bread and there were samples to taste. YUM!!!! The recipe is on the website at the bottom of this blog. I'm going to have to see if I can duplicate it. You could ask the people what they were doing and they would tell you and speak just as if it were 0001 BC. Someone else was in a little house and she was churning butter in a pouch that looked like an animal skin. Since there was a goat just outside, I'm assuming it was goat milk in the mix. Samples were good. No complaints here!
After we spent our time in the City, we walked out and were treated to little cups of hot chocolate and cookies. All of this was free of charge and has been going on for 21 years. Kudos to the members of First Baptist Church!!! It was truly impressive and inspiring.
More of my pictures can be seen here.
For more info and the recipe for the Bethlehem Bread, visit http://www.fbcburnet.org/mainstreetbethlehem.htm