Saturday, January 7, 2012


This morning my DH and I were feeling a little better after battling a flu virus/bronchitis for the past 4 weeks, so we decide to take a drive to Amish country which is only just over an hour away from us. It was a beautiful drive, mild and sunny with snow on the ground. I was up there just before Christmas and got some carrots that were the sweetest carrots I have ever tasted. I bought 10 pounds of them, and for only $1.75. We have been enjoying them every day, so I thought I could pick some more of them up while we were there. Today, I got 20 lbs. of them. Of course I will share some of them with the horses. We had the breakfast buffet at a wonderful Amish restaurant called the Crossroads in Elmira, Ontario. They have fabulous food. The breakfast buffet is absolutely delicious and for only $7.99....all you can eat, and boy did we eat! They had so many different selections from fresh fruits, to pancakes and waffles, eggs, bacon, sausages, biscuits, and lots more. There is a great Quilt shop at the end of the building where the restaurant is, so we had a look around there after breakfast. After that we hit the market and got some needfulls for the pantry, then we headed home. It was a perfect day for a nice drive. We enjoyed it so much, and yes it did make us feel better.
Amish horse and buggy

Fresh vegetables at the Farmer's Market


  1. We live in Amish country in Pa. When our son moved to Seattle he was constantly answering questions about the Amish from coworkers. Funny how we see it as normal but they couldn't believe the Amish exist.
    Jan-Life on Buttermilk Hill

  2. Glad you are feeling better...sounds like a wonderful day!..~Ronda

  3. That sounds like my kind of outing! Glad you are feeling better!

  4. oh I love going to farmers markets and getting the fresh veggies..and breakfast sounded yummy;)

  5. Wonderful, we have nothing fresh like that around here now, but will later in the spring. I love your photos.

  6. This place is it around St. Jacobs? I have been there a few times when I visit family.

    Thank you again for resizing my blog header...I am completely overjoyed that you would think to do this for me when you don't even know me. You have a thoughtful heart.


  7. Oh Janet, that would be the perfect day! I can see where a day like that would be just what the doctor ordered! Glad you two are feeling better~