Today we went road tripping. One of our stops included Martin Harness shop in Excelsior. Here the farrier was putting new shoes on a customer's horse. Being Mennonite, I asked if I could take his picture. He said, "sure, I don't care". He told me he had been shoeing horses for about 12 years. The buggy this horse had pulled to the shop, was waiting outside. I think the ladies that bought it were across the street shopping.
We traveled about 2 miles down the road and came to this retaining wall of sweet potato plants. They were so pretty.
Across the street we stopped at Country Road surplus. The blacksmith found this great tote, brand new for $8.00. It's better than a rubbermaid container!
We then proceeded to High Point Mo. for a pick up. More on that in a minute.
We tried to stop at a Mennonite house that serves daily luncheons. Daily except on Wednesday! Today was Wednesday. So we headed down Rt C to Russellville, where we enjoyed a fine meal of golden piping hot fried chicken, served with real mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cole slaw and ice tea for $6 a plate at Steve's.
Arriving at home we unloaded our new all solid oak dining room table. I can't wait for all the kids to come home. We will all fit around one table now. Those Mennonites build some beautiful oak furniture.
If only I had time to make a quilted table runner?