Remember all those times I kept my brother’s cats while he went on vacation? Well, this weekend I cashed in that favor. My brother took care of all the critters here on the farm while we headed for Dearborn, Michigan.
We took a leisurely drive up on Friday, stopping in Nappanee, Indiana for a fabulous home-style lunch at Amish Acres. Of course, we couldn’t leave without visiting the Fudgery. I’ll never understand how a pound of fudge equals twenty pounds of fat. You would think it would be equal.
Saturday morning we set 0ut for Greenfield Village. As nice as it is to be home now, I could totally move in to one of the farms there and live happily ever after. I loved everything about the Firestone farm. Although they seem to have an issue with a neighborhood peeping Tom.
The Firestone’s raised Merinos. We watched a shearing demonstration. I was able to talk to the shepherd, compare notes, etc. And you know what, their sheep didn’t look much better than what Blanche did. I feel much better about my hand shearing skills now. There were quilts in almost every building and check out the penny rugs. They covered the entire room. The weaving demonstration was one of our favorites. I now need to figure out where I can put a loom. I must have one.
The owners wife, Mrs. Wood, was charming, and as much as she tried to recruit the kid to stay and work for her, he decided he would rather pay for his lunch and continue his travels. After tasting the food though, the engineer thought maybe he would be willing to stay himself. After walking around every moment the place was open on Saturday, our feet were more than a little sore while we toured the Henry Ford Museum on Sunday. Even so, we still managed to see it all.