Yesterday morning Ted and I took a ride out to Amish country. There was a small (and I DO mean small!) meat store out there that does catering. I'd never heard of it until recently and wanted to see what they had. We're trying to plan ahead for Alex's graduation party in May.
I'm trying to get in the habit of taking my camera with me when I go places, so I made sure to grab it on our way out the door. Joe has a Saturday morning class this semester (he really doesn't like that at all, but that's the only time it's offered, so he has to just do it) and Alex was taking the ACT...again. The amount of money that his college of choice will award him is based on his ACT score, so he wanted to try to improve, just one more time.
Anyway, off we went...it was a fairly sunny morning, and it was supposed to really warm up. It actually got up to about 53 yesterday, so a good bit of the snow has melted. Fortunately there was still snow on the ground as we were driving down all kinds of country roads.
As the sun came through the clouds, you could see the rays, and the sun was glistening off the snow in some places.
We passed by a farm that looked so pretty in the sunlight and snow.
After we went to the little store and made a few purchases, I made Ted stop so I could take a picture of this street sign in town. One of my Reading Mastery groups is reading a story about a genie named Ott. I thought that the kids would get a kick out of this. I printed this picture and will take it to school tomorrow. Ted told me to make sure that I tell the kids that he was forced to stop the car so I could get this shot, hahaha!
After leaving that little town, we headed to another small town where they have a great cheese store. We got some cheese, along with a few other things, and then I made Ted pull around to the far side of the store and saw a few interesting things.
I'm not really sure what this building is, but I liked how the stone looked. Imagine how much time and effort went into putting this building together. The buggy and horse were not there for effect...there were several Amish customers in the store while we were in there.
And then we saw this old cemetery. I thought it looked so interesting, just out there in a field, with no fence around it or anything. It was too muddy to get out and go up to get a really good look, so I have no idea if it's an Amish cemetery or an English cemetery. But regardless, I thought it was very serene, on the side of a little slope, with the snow on the ground.