|One of many Mennonite stores in Scottsville, KY|
We started our day early yesterday, about 5:30 with showers and Katy arrived and we were on the road by 7:00 with coffee. A pleasant drive and good conversation to Scottsville, KY to the Mennonites. The drive usually has very little traffic and the temps are always a welcome relief as it's higher in elevation and the cloudiness helped as well. I'd say it was partly sunny as the day wore on. Not nearly as humid, as home but it was a little. Completely comfortable as we toured each store and made our purchases. I'd say we probably didn't purchase as much as we have in the past. George and I realize I think how busy we are and it's hard to use it all up and we also have access to pretty good veggies around here anyway. We really just like the experience. And honestly, the prices have gone up a bit as well.
I could get better pics, but I know that the Mennonites do not like to have their pictures taken so I try to do it on the sly. Sometimes unsuccessful. I will turn around and see that another has seen me take it and they drop their eyes and look away when I notice. I hate that. That happened with this pic. A mennonite woman in the store was watching me take this of the Mennonite man in the field through their open window.
|Mennonite man working in the field.|
You can see how cloudy it was when we got started. We had big rains before we left and a flash flood warning but we safely had zero rain on our trip!
|Mennonite Farm Scottsville KY|
|Our first Mennonite Market that we come to.|
It was all good. We enjoyed some more of the oatmeal cookie after dinner last night. And I will have more of the banana bread this morning on the way to church.
One place had good herb plants. Katy was looking at them and I told her I didn't get her in the pic (she didn't want pics taken). However, when we got into the car, and I reviewed the pics, I began giggling. Katy said "what Momma?" And I showed her this pic. I said "Your hand looks like some kind of spider or crab." We laughed so hard. I'm not even sure what she was doing. I think maybe trying to look at the tag to see what it was. Anyway that was funny.
This place has always had the drinking spout, as we have called it. The pump, from a well down below, I guess. There used to be chairs for sitting for those waiting on others, but now the porch area is mainly used for retail space. This particular place seems to have more weeds around the building than the others have. But I guess it keeps people from going back there. I used to take pics from in front of this store - of the valley below it as it slopes down and the Mennonite farms and houses below were so pretty. But it's grown up and does not make a good pic anymore.
George had asked "what do most look forward to about going to the Mennonites?" My answer was "taking pics". But I've done this for so long now that the thrill is almost gone. I still take pics but...perhaps not as many. I wish I could go inside the stores and take them but I don't want to be an insult to the Mennonites, b/c I know they don't like it and so I don't want to be disrespectful. I still try to sneak it when they are not looking at take one b/c then I get my pic and they don't have to feel bad about it.
The horses and buggies are so dangerous. I would hate to be on one on these two lane highways with it's curves and with today's speeders and "I don't care attitudes". I was thinking, I would NOT have my children on this buggy. But...they don't always have a choice I guess.
I always love taking pics of the gourds and birdhouses and all the birds hanging out. It's like their own little community. All the birds happy and singing and chirping and tweedle dee-ing! lol
|George need a new dog house? New man cave?|
|Little Water Melons|
Nice wagon wheel for sale, just $45!
|Sign at a Mennonite Stand, pleading for Modesty|
Our stop is not complete until we stop at Habegger's Market. However, we didn't get our sandwich there b/c we were going to eat somewhere else. But we enjoyed stopping at the store that has a/c and electricity. (Go figure!)
We did not have the dogs with us so we decided to ride on up to Barren River State Park as it was just 15 miles away and they have an awesome buffet. Almost too awesome. Total southern cooking. And waaaay too many choices and we wanted it all. lol Meatloaf and fried chicken were excellent. They had beef stew, and soups, and a pot of pinto beans. I could not eat those though, but if you lived around there you could come eat once a day and be done for the day, lol for just $9.
They had a very good salad bar which I started off with, and they had all kinds of veggies and hot sides, including mac and cheese, and roasted potatoes. And they had a dessert bar which I left alone. I could feel my sugar going through my veins after that breakfast we had. So I did not partake in the dessert.
|The Lodge and State Park Restaurant, Barren River State Park|
I will show the veggies we got tomorrow. I need to go get my shower for church so we can get on the road. But I had to sleep a bit yesterday - not long - maybe 30 minutes and then I was able to get up, fix coffee, and do laundry and ironing and a bit of cleaning. I worked on a few things yesterday - mainly email. I've just got so much email and have been deleting it or making folders for things I want to keep. And hopefully have more storage availability on my phone.
George fixed scallops for dinner. And bacon. And asparagus. It was all so good. Not that we needed to eat again -but in a way we did - b/c we needed to eat the scallops that had thawed since we went out to dinner the night before and didn't get to eat them.
We watched a show last night called, "Stranger than Fiction". It was a little strange but very intriguing.
And then bed felt good but was late! And then Tugie got me up this morning and nothing would do but that she get up, go out, and be fed. She was NOT sleeping in today. Well ok.
So I have been up since 4. And finished my email project up for sure. And played the Tropical Farmville game.
So today we are going to church and I will be shopping afterward. Need to get a baby gift, a birthday gift, and maybe buy some more sandals or cheap tops if available. So....I'm excited about the day. And will hopefully make it home to get some reading done and some more things in the house, or some projects.
Well, off of here so we are not late!