Mike & I had a busy Saturday:
We headed into town to go our weekly shopping and about half-way there I remembered that Saturday mornings there is a local farmer's market that we keep missing. At first I thought it was in Orange, VA so Mike turned around to head in that direction...as soon as he did, I remembered for sure it was in Culpeper, VA which was where we were heading to begin with. Oops! On the way to Culpeper we pass Commonwealth Park which is equestrian competition grounds and there was a big show going on. I was so torn because I wanted to stop and watch a while, but I was pretty sure the market closed at noon and we really needed some good corn, potatoes, and veggies for The Piggals (our guinea pigs).
We made it to the local market in time and there was a great selection. We got some freshly picked corn, small red potatoes, and cucumbers from the C&T Produce stand. I was encouraged to try the corn...even though I already had a dozen in my cloth sack. I happily nibbled away while I browsed and Mike paid :) We had other shopping to do so I didn't pick up eggs or meat from one of the other vendors although it looked good. I was really glad we made it.
|Three horses in the shade. Commonwealth Park, VA|
We cross the Rapidan River on our way home and we saw this
|Rapidan River Mill cluttered with logs after the storm|
As soon as we got home, we unpacked, changed, and I headed out to mow!
|Scene from the tractor - the Blue Ridge Mountains|
Then I made my first attempt at a low country boil.