You just can’t call a kid dressed in a combination of orange, turquoise, gold, green, purple, two shades of pink and navy blue a “blacksmith,” now can you? Nor her candy-apple-red sister, for that matter.

It was the kids’ day to make twisted-S-hooks in the smithy today. They got to hammer on the anvil, watch the forge heat and re-heat the steel to red-hot, and even do some of the twisting on the vise. My kids are superkids. They can bend steel!