We had a chance to visit the 24th annual Strawberry Festival in downtown Billings last month.  This is the 65 foot long strawberry shortcake under construction.

Lederhosen, or leather breeches, were originally designed for physical work.  Made from leather, they are more durable than fabric garments and easier to clean. A dirndl consists of a bodice, blouse, full skirt, and apron.  Like lederhosen, the dirndl was designed for work.  It was commonly worn by servants and maids in the 19th century. […]