The girls did find and read the latest mail from their Gnome friends. After excited pronouncements of recieving the mail this was the essence of their conversation with me.
"I hope the magic jewel protects them from the coyotes too."
"Tom can you make a Gnome hat?" "They need an extra hat" "They need a hat with a string to tie it on so when they run it won't blow off"
"I wrote about the Gnomes at school today"
"I wonder when we'll get some girl Gnomes"?
"I am making a scrapbook with all the gnome letters in it"
I told them that yes the "red Jewel" will protect the Gnomes from the coyotes.
That I would research about Gnome hats and see if I can make one with a string to tie it on. (Zinnia said she wanted to give it to Gnomey as a present)
I wonder what Zinnias teacher will be thinking.
I told the girls that this summer when it gets warmer that maybe the Gnomes will leave for a while to travel and find some brides. (settin it up for when I go on vacation).
Dahlia said, "I hope they get married.....that means baby Gnomes!