Yesterday we hit the road and made our first trip back to Amish country in a year. We stopped at a small barn shop way out in the country and look what I found. It was serendipity I'm telling ya! Apparently, an errant pumpkin seed germinated and grew one solitary pumpkin and I showed up at the right time and the right place to buy it. But as my daughter reminded me, who else would buy a pumpkin in April. This will get me through the next 4 months until I can buy him lots of fellow pumpkins. It made me so very happy and gave me hope for the future. It's a sign. Of what, I do not know. But it sure made me smile.
There was not much for sale, as we were pushing the season, but we found lots of things we needed anyway. I'm too embarrassed to reveal how many fresh eggs I bought. Let's just say that pickled eggs will be happening soon.
Sometimes you get stuck behind local traffic.
It was just so nice to be out and about in the countryside and see it wakening up for Spring.
We really enjoyed seeing all of the homes and farms. We even saw a pet pig running around enjoying his front yard. He was too fast for us to get a pic.
I wouldn't mind having a farmhouse like this one.
We saw this very cheerfully painted Victorian building in one of the small towns.
Quite a paint job!
All of the animals were out grazing the fields.
These two were waiting.
A perfect bucolic setting.
Which brings me back to where I started. Isn't he purty?