Monday, August 11, 2008

At the Farm

Finally arrived at the farm on day 15 of our trip after making our way through (in reverse) Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio Indiana, Illinois(not counting the ones in the blog below).

We took a few side trips to Niagara Falls and Cooperstown as well as Amish country apparently. One night while camping the Amish kept us awake all night partying next to our motorhome but that's another story.

Market day was last Thursday so Mike loaded up all the produce onto his bike trailer and headed the 3 or 4 miles into town. There were beets, cabbages, carrots, lettuce, squash, zucchini and whatever else you see in the picture below. Oh, the chanterelle mushrooms for $1/ounce which one of their friends had picked in the nearby forest. By about 11:00 only a few items remained and by 12:30 everything was gone. I made the mistake of wandering through the market and ridding myself of about $35. Although it's called a farmer's market there are many more baked goods, food stalls and craft booths.

Ross has been working hard in the fields and I did a bit of yellow bean harvesting but we're enjoying the restfulness and peace of country living. It poured rain one night and is always a bit wet with dew and foggy in the morning but otherwise the weather is great. The sunsets by the beach are a nice way to end the day. This view just a short walk from Mike's front door.

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