This morning it was a bit rainy. BIL got up early for work. The rest of us stayed at the condo and had a little continental breakfast of fruit and pastries that the boys had made in their King Arthur Flour class earlier this week. After breakfast, L and I went to get some groceries. First we stopped at Spring Ledge Farm Stand, which is a delightful farm market complete with a cut-your-own flower garden and variety of local baked goods brought in daily. We picked up corn, some veggies for salad, and honey for Papa. We also stopped at the grocery store and stocked up on food for the rest of the week.
On the way home, we stopped at the library to return a book.
DH, Papa and the kids ended up going for lunch with BIL while she and I were out, and were still gone when we got back. We put the groceries away, fixed salads for our lunch, and prepped burgers for dinner. Everyone came back and we waited for BIL to get home from work. He called around 5 to say he was heading home and that plans had changed, we were going to Manchester for dinner with his friend, C.
We took both cars over to C’s parent’s farm just outside Manchester. His mom was so sweet and showed us around the family farm. We saw their donkey, “Big Guy”, and her herd of sheep and angora goats. Of course I was thrilled to discover that she is a spinner, so we had plenty of things to talk about. She teaches wet-felting classes and told me about all the good LYS to visit nearby.
We all decided to go to a place called KC’s Barbecue, where the guys had a Man versus Food meal (at least they shared it, instead of trying to put on a good show). I enjoyed a half chicken breast, macaroni salad, and Brunswick stew. After dinner, we went over to Blake’s for ice cream. The old salty dog (salted caramel) was a bit soft, but still good.