Farmer Dave wants to go to a tractor show when he wants to go to a tractor show. We want to travel more. We are so fortunate to have a house and dog sitter while we are away. We are blessed that we "get" to do what we want, we know many can't.
We want to be able to go see our family more often. We both miss having sheep and not going to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. We want to be in the fields more. We have been doing well with lavender and would like to expand. I would like to expand the fields with cut flowers. Farmer Dave would like to be on a tractor more... we can't keep waiting...now is the time...while we still can.
And so perhaps sheep are in our future. Perhaps the lavender field will grow with flowers beside it.
We have been asked to set up at a local farmers market and we couldn't be happier. We were going to look into doing one and one came to us. We call that confirmation!
We didn't want to add with out taking away. We will keep our shop's three events a year (maybe squeeze in a lavender festival like other years) and our vendors who share space and will be open by chance or appointment. We will announce on Facebook when we will be open or please call. Some days we will be closed when family and friends are vacationing here.
Here's a little recap of our first trip without worrying about the shop.
We wanted to go to a different show ~ so Lucketts Spring Market is where we were headed.
On the way we stopped at Beaver Creek Antique Mall in Maryland. It wasn't off the path too much. Jimmy Cramer is set up there and his booths are always awesome. He knows what we love. We bought two things from him and they are our favorite things we brought home. How did he know that I have been looking for Mr. Rooster for YEARS! Farmer Dave loves farming advertising. We are changing up the kitchen so the chalkboard MIGHT go in the kitchen.
We are on Instagram now and there we met some new folks who steered us
to some barn sales along the way...farmer Dave loved the John Deere
We visited farms and met new friends
We ate at an Irish restaurant and I had wonderful Cottager's Pie
Then a sneak peek the night before into Lucketts Spring Market
Loads of Spring items...just what I was hoping for
A little stop the next morning... this used to be a gas station years and years ago
They have a million flavors ~ we tried a few!
Then we off to the market...7th in line out of 750...
look at the sweet wagons...they were ready for serious buying
It was nice meeting Marian from Miss Mustard Seed, Beth from Olde Tyme Marketplace and
visiting with a show friend Heather.
Then we went onto Frederick, Maryland for old time sake.
We used to go there every year on the way to the sheep festival.
Onto home sweet home ~ it was the first time away without the new dogs.
It was so fun meeting new friends, seeing old friends, visiting farms, but always happy to be home.
And it was great to come home with a van load for our shop's customers
I have been blessed with a few decorating jobs ~ a few things for those customers too!
Next time we will talk about more changes and decorating...fun!
Until next blog time
Blessings from the farm ~ farmer Dave and Audrey Ann