Last week, our friend Meagan asked if we would like to go with her to the Amish country to do some grocery shopping. The answer was a definite yes!
So on a sunny afternoon, we three and her little 7-week old baby boy had a much enjoyed time driving through the beautiful countryside and going to both a bulk food store and a discount grocery. I took some photos with my phone that give a glimpse into our time . . . .
On our way!
(Meagan and Leah)
And I was in the back with this precious boy who fell asleep holding my thumb :)
A common sight to see! There is a large and popular produce auction that the Amish bring their produce to so they were hauling things to the market, and then empty wagons back.
Passing by another farm wagon hauling empty boxes back home
It must have been mowing day the day we went as there were many Amish children out mowing their lawns, or here, mowing a pasture.
Sweet boy and I in the bulk food store . . . he had just messed his onesie hence his 'attire' here!
Passing by a sawmill . . . and this is only a small section of the piles of logs
A beautiful farmstead
It was so picturesque driving through the Amish country! We loved seeing their well-manicured gardens, pretty porches with flowers arrayed all around, clothes on the line blowing in the breeze, horses and buggies or wagons on the roads, and more.
While we enjoyed all of that, our time together was much more enjoyed with talking about both the everyday and also deeper things, having fun together, and stocking up on groceries, too. Since our family had just recently been to the bulk food store near us, we didn't need much of anything. Though we did come away with some dried fruit for Leah's and my trip, a big jug of coconut oil (for a great price!), and then a jar of organic almond butter from the discount grocery (which was at a really good price since it was past its expiration date.)
All in all, we had a wonderful time together!