There’s nothing like the beginning of the school year to send young mothers dancing in the streets – or at least planning what they will do with a few hours to call their own. One mom told me that she can now have two or three connected thoughts without being interrupted!
If you need a break now that Fall is finally here, why not plan a little day trip to Amish Country with some of your friends. The weather is cooler, the colors are beginning to change, and all the shops – including ours – are loaded with all kinds of unique items to use in transforming your home décor from summer to the fall season. We have lots of boxes, crocks, jars, enamel ware, all of which can be used with golden rod, leaves, cat tails – all of nature’s bounty that is quite plentiful and just yours for the taking along many country roads. You could even take the kids along on a nature hike and enjoy the beautiful weather. The lower humidity of crisp, fall days is a welcome treat after the long, hot summer that we’ve had.
In addition to being open on the weekends from Thursday through Saturday, we’ve expanded our hours to include Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. since many travelers come to Amish Country when the shops are not as crowded. If you happen to pick up some cider and want to make it extra tasty, try this recipe for…
Hot Mulled Cider
Combine 16 whole cloves – 2 sticks (broken) cinnamon – 1 teaspoon whole allspice in cloth bag and tie it shut
Put 2 quarts Apple Cider into large kettle and add – ½ Cup Brown Sugar
Bring to boil – add Spice Bag and simmer for 15 Minutes
Keep lot in Crock Pot, Serve hot garnished with orange slices