Our church is getting ready to start with rotation bible school next fall and we are trying to get some lessons written up. Does anyone know what shepherds ate while they were tending their flocks, or where I can find them? We are writing a lesson for advent and were going to include that in the cooking lesson, but I can't seem to find that info anywhere. Thanks for any help!
shepherds carried a littel leather pouch on a belt with their food. They ate bread, maybe some cheese and some fruit (figs, grapes, etc.) they would drink water from the streams as did the sheep.
Get a copy of the book: Lamps, Scrolls & Goatskin Bottles - a Handbook of Bible Customs for Kids by Julia B. Hans, published by Standard Press, 2000. It has a wealth of cultural information. Also the Frugal Gourmet Keeps the Feast - cookbook with great notes and ideas.