"He passed fields, which still slanted, as in his boyhood. On the far hills hung the soft blue, remembered mists of abundance and fertility. The country had hardly changed. The grazing cattle inclined as always, their heads to the earth while the church steeples of his people still pointed to Heaven."
Our excursions through Fleetwood and Oley, PA bring to mind the words above. I find riding on back country roads very calming and restorative. We make a trip once a month. Our first stop will be Echo Hill Country Store.
I wish I could bring everyone with me who loves to cook and bake, especially those who keep a gluten-free diet. This shop is amazing. They have just about every flour known to man. And a huge selection of exotic spices, like African Red Bird pepper. I bought a jar mainly because of the name. It's hot as hades. Not sure what to do with it yet, but I'll figure it out. It's fun making new culinary discoveries.
This is our haul, sure to inspire some serious bake-ish-ness.
Next stop, Glick's Greenhouse and Nursery, new to us, and recommended by a friend (thanks, Toni). I'm so glad we checked it out.
They had acres and acres of plants, flowers and veg. And the place was so quiet and peaceful.
My only disappointment was not being able to photograph all of the gorgeous barn swallows that were wheeling through the air above our heads. They were too swift.
The haul for some serious digging in the good earth
We made a new friend
We enjoyed rustic views
And rusty ones