It's been a wonderfully busy day, and I have a couple of stories to tell, but I'm going to start with this one and give the other tomorrow. Besides, patience is a virtue. Not one I particularly enjoy all the time, but I'm sure you'll be okay in waiting a bit.
See that boy over there? Yup, that's right. That's my friend Little Yoder. He and his dad, David, were at the Chillicothe Farmer's Market today. I must admit, Little Yoder is one of the nicest kids I've ever met and he truly makes a Farmer's Market day brighter.
This morning when I turned around Little Yoder was standing on top of the horse trailer they use to get their greenhouse goodies to the market in. I asked David if I could take his picture and when he said that'd be fine, I yelled up there, "Stay right there!" I had a plan. I wanted to get a silhouette of him with that sun in the background. As I grabbed my camera and started getting a few pictures, the woman that had set up next to Yoder's Greenhouse saw what we were doing and I think she freaked a bit. Ok, I don't think she did, I know she did. As I was saying stay up there like that she was wanting him to get down. Being as this was her first time at the Market what she didn't know is Little Yoder can be found sitting up there, standing up there, and laying up there. It's a boys birds eye view of the world around. If I could have hoisted myself up there without looking too foolish I'd have done the same. When he's not up there, he's helping carry goods folks have bought to their cars and visiting with other Market members. He can be quite a hard worker!
Next weekend they won't be at the Farmer's Market. Either will I, by the way. You see, next Saturday is Yoder's Greenhouse 5th Annual Appreciation Day. It's also their Salt Creek School benefit. That means you'll not only have a great time, you'll be helping out a great school, too. They have this event in the spring and the fall and I highly suggest whether you're looking for something to do or not you go take a visit. Their greenhouse will be open and they'll have beautiful fall flowers like asters and chrysanthemums. Yes, if you're wondering if I spelled chrysanthemum right, I did. Spell checked it just to make sure. And for those of you that think you're not familiar with them, they're "mums." Now that that's settled, they'll also have straw bales (they had these cute mini ones at the Market today, by the way), gourds, and corn fodder. Oh, and my particular favorite...the food. Oh my goodness sakes, the grilled chicken dinner and multitude of desserts is wildly incredible! Trust me, I know. And while you're there they'll even have free homemade ice cream to fill in the cracks...but you can eat that beforehand if you want, I won't tell. When it's all said and done and you can't eat anymore you'll want to head on over to the horse-drawn hay ride to the pumpkin patch. I haven't even touched on the quilt raffle, the other raffle, and the deep fried pies. Oh...well, I suppose that's a dessert, but hey - they'll have deep fried pies, too! Lastly, I thought I'd mention I'll not only be there to support Yoder's Greenhouse and Salt Creek School, I'll be there when it starts at 9:00 a.m. spinning on my spinning wheel and will hang out until I can't spin any more or it gets dark. Hon and the kids will even be there for a while to enjoy all the happenings going on.
So, there you have it folks. Yoder's Greenhouse. Beautiful greenhouse items and a lovely family I enjoy spending some time with on Saturday mornings. You can find them on your way out to Tar Hollow State Park on Eagle Mill Road. Look for the signs and you'll find your way out there. Trust me, you'll be glad you took that drive! Smiling & Waving, Sharon
I'm the queen of our farm, although the animals haven't figured that out yet. My title is Head Chicken Wrangler, but most days I'm called Mom. Life is a comedy and I plan on documenting it.