A Visit to Amish Country
On Saturday Jim and I took a short little drive to Amish country, just a few miles over the Tennessee line. It’s always a joy to drive out through this scenic area and to visit some of the farms.
We’re already planning ahead for what produce we want to buy from the farms to supplement what we get from our little garden. I’m very committed to buying locally as much as possible. So we stopped by a farm where we had purchased a gallon of raspberries last year and tomatoes for canning. Our jars of jam are already gone, and we are just about down to the last of the frozen berries. The farmer’s wife and three little girls came out to greet us. We asked about the raspberries and she told us that a new crop will be available in late July. So we bought a few tomatoes (we don’t have any of ours yet) and said we’d see her next month.
On the way back home, a bank of clouds gathered, and the wind blew threateningly. I think they must have gotten a nice summer shower, but by the time we got home the clouds had mostly thinned out. We weren’t so lucky this time.
Here are some of my pictures from the afternoon.
Somehow I’m able to breathe just a little more deeply when I can get out and see the horizon with an expanse of trees and farms. It was a wonderful break.