I started my day off with a trip to Central Dairy. It was featured in this month's issue of Midwest Living. My friend Betsy works there. I had one of the workers take this picture of me reading the magazine. (I then emailed it to Midwest Living) I left the magazine for Betsy as she can't find it out yet, in town.
Before I went to town I won this great give away from a call in radio show, where my friend Betsy works. Yes the same Betsy that works at Central Dairy. I won two movie tickets, a large pizza with lots of sides, 4 free coupons from McDonald's, and a $25 gift car for some car detailing! No it wasn't a rigged phone call to win either!
I then headed to Mennonite country. There I purchase this huge roll of quilt batting. It was literally stuffed in my jeep. That was even after I had the back seat taken out.
I found these novelty prints there. I love the one with antique sewing machines. It even has my 1931 crank Singer on it.
It was on to the produce auction. I was a little concerned that I wouldn't get anything since it had started two hours earlier. I ran into another retired co-worker. He said actually the first two hours everything was sold in "big" lots. That was mainly for people who would resell or restaurants.
I saw them selling beautiful fresh made pies and baked good, corn, egg plants, cucumbers, tomatoes, a 75 lb watermelon, spaghetti squash, green beans, pears, peaches, fresh eggs and the list goes on and on.
Beautiful flowers sold by the bucket fulls.
Boxes were much more of a manageable size.
I came, I saw, and I conquered. Okay I won the bid. I wanted okra and I got it
So far, I've canned 4 pints of pickled okra, fried some fresh for dinner, and I have some diced chilling in the freezer. I have another bag I will tackle in the morning.
And then there was this today . . .
Sorry it's not a very clear picture.
But you try to open your living room window, to look out and photograph a COPPERHEAD.
You see I found this guy laying next to our front steps last night when mowing grass. If you remember I shot a snake earlier this week, but this one was next to the foundation. No way could I get a shot. I know a shovel would be an option for some, but not for ME.
Our dog was bitten by one 3 weeks ago. It makes for one sick ,pitiful dog. I didn't want that again.
I am happy to report he is gone tonight. GONE. Thank you Mr. neighbor man who stepped in for the absent Mr. Blacksmith.
Life is Good.