Sunday, May 24, 2015

Farmer's Markets Are Open

 Yesterday, we headed out early to go to one of our favorite farmer's markets.  All of them are open now in our area.

 This one is located in a 'holler'.  Holler is a colloquialism for hollow, a dip between two mountains.  You find lots of tiny communities in these hollers.

The mountains were literally breathe taking.  We came over some summits and gulped at the beauty. These mountains are gorgeous in the Fall but their Spring beauty magnificent.

This is an Amish farmer's market.

Since it is so early in the season, offerings were limited to plants, flowers, rhubarb and onions.

However, being Amish, there were lots of baked goods and canned items for sale.

There were lots of booths set up inside too and breakfast was served all day long.
This Amish kid was selling donuts.

Now that is a beard.

The Amish and the Englishers share the roads.

Desperate for a fish.  Don't slip!

I love these drives.  Not only is it beautiful in the mountains, you never know what you might see. Like a big tough biker and his teddy bear.  Click for a closer look.

You pass lots of farm machinery this time of year.

A beautiful sheep farm.

Those dots on the hillside are cows.  It was a nice cool sunny day and you could see how happy all the animals were to be out of the barns and grazing.  It's the perfect time of year for them before it gets too hot, which BTW happens tomorrow.
And you never know when you might see one of these.