- This is a one of the beautiful barns that are often seen on the roads of Amish Country.
This is the BEST place in all of Holmes County for Amish made bakery. It is a deadly place to go but someone has to do it & I am a willing volunteer. So lets see, I bought 2 loafs of white bread, 2 pie size cinnamon rolls (one is going to my neighbor:), some cute frosted pumpkin sugar cookies w/yummy frosting on it, 3 packs of this awesome gravy mix, 2 huge onions, a head of cabbage (mine is still in growing phase in the garden), 1/2 dozen corn, & 2 mums, one for me & one for Mom. The mums were only $3.95 a piece. There like the ones in the picture below.(Enlarge this picture to see the beautiful mums & the horse up close:)
Pictured below is another really bad place for me to go into. Let's see I bought huge hot butter rum scented candle, this primitive decorated plate that says "Autumn is the best time of the year" , and then I bought this primitive picture of an Amish house & barn decorated with fall pumpkins, & then a few misc. items of "junk" ........opps I spent $70. Thats my dad in the picture below, probably throwing his hands up & yelling something about me spending too much money like he usually does. My usual reply to him is, "And?"And of course when shopping your car shares the parking spaces with the buggies.We also went to this place called "Mud Valley Creamery" out on route 39 past Walnut Creek. It is like a bulk store for flours, spices, pasta, candy, cheese, pretzels etc. and they have a nice meat counter. They have the BEST bacon and it was just my luck that they had bacon on sale for $1.79 lb. Heck, its like $3.79 # in the grocery stores. And you guessed it, I bought 5 lbs. Can you tell I like bacon?
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday Afternoon in Amish Country
Sometimes I just need to get away from the house & barns just to kinda "relax" and this usually means taking a 45 minute ride south into Amish Country. Now Amish Country in Holmes County Ohio has changed alot over the years, becoming a tourist mecca for many an outsider. But there are a few places that the tourists haven't totally tapped into & it does have some of the prettiest scenery in Ohio with lots of country roads & hills.
My first stop on Saturday was to Maysville to pick up 3- 80# bags of horse feed. I found this feed store to be the cheapest at $16 for an 80# bag....it is amazing what one can pack in a mini-van:). The next place my parents & I wanted to go to was in Charm.
Of course, when driving through Amish Country one has to be cautious on the hills & winding roads & be a courteous driver to the buggies & horses that share the road. A polite wave is often a kind gesture between passing vehicles.