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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Another fun, busy day getting things done with pretty decent fall weather.

Where are we today ?
          Still having warm fall weather here in Ontario, cool enough to sleep with windows open but still damp and overcast in the morning. So with the usual early morning coffees, computing and a bit of a walkabout, head to the garage in town to chat with some of the guys. Pay our bill there for service on the coach and back home to pick up Suzie. We are heading to the lab in New Hamburg to see the vampire for another blood test, that I am sure will be just fine.
          Drop a car load of stuff at the thrift store from Ma's house and then we head on into the St. Jacobs Farmer's Market. We have a few items we want to pick up before heading south. A few hours here wandering about enjoy the sights, sounds and smells, checking things out and picking up some clothes for Suzie from vendors we like. Even some fresh baked goods from the Mennonite vendors.
rain had stopped when we got there
         So much fresh produce in season at extremely reasonable prices, wish we could buy some, but going across the boarder next week not a good plan. Most vegetables and fruit are not allowed.
$5.00 a basket !
lotsa crocs, but not cheap 
new construction happening
their cider is excellent
summer sausage smells awesome!
Maple Syrup right from the farm
then to the inside vendors
Everything you want is here
Then the temporary coverall, with so much more
cheeses
seafood
       Then a drive through the Village of St.Jacobs to Picards peanuts. Stock up with some fresh peanuts for Suzie and 'Chip nuts" for daughter number one.
           From here back to Ma's house, take a final load to the dump, while Suzie did a bit more cleaning, then load the car with the final load of items to donate to the Thrift Store in New Hamburg.
         Now we can head back home by about 3 pm.
         Sun still shinning so hop on the mower and cut a bit more grass, the deck only runs 15 minutes now, ( takes 40 minutes to do that) so it will take a few days to finish up the rest before we head south.
nice view of the road back into Plattsville
              Two edible things that Suzie likes from the market from the one Mennonite vendor is the tiny Zucchini Nut loaf and Elderberry Pies a very special treat.
the pie give us 4 small pieces= perfect
             After mowing the lawn and relaxing for bit outside, I fired up our Weber Q to grill some Turkey Bratwurst and cauliflower with yellow peppers, add to a tasty salad and we are good to go.
             Where we going? To the arena in town to watch Grandson number one play hockey. This could very well be the last game we are able to see until maybe some time in the spring.
tasty yes
           That was our busy day, getting things all wrapped up. Just a few more days like this and we hit the  road heading south for warmer temps. and new adventures.
            Hope you had a wonderful day too, thanks for stopping on by.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
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22 comments:

  1. Hey George, they are great pictures of the Farmers Market... everything I see in your blog today makes me hungry! Sounds like you are on the road again, real soon!

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    1. Love this market, always a fun day.
      Soon, real soon...

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  2. You packed a lot into one day, makes me tired just reading about it, yet you still have the energy to make a nice dinner.

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    1. Always can make a nice dinner, thats how I relax.

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  3. Those peppers look delicious!
    Now that is a busy day!

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    1. It was a busy day and mostly fun too.

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  4. I did okay until I got to the elderberry pie... darned near licked the computer screen to get at it! I love Farmer's Markets and this one sure looks like a winner... wish I were there!

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    1. That pie is always awesome and only $3.50. We do love this market one of the best that we go to.

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  5. Nice farmers market...lots of variety.
    The picture of your drive home is so pretty!

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    1. So much to see and do there at this market.
      And love the back country roads in this area as well.

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  6. You really have some great farmers markets. I wish we had more of them around where we're at.

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    1. We always look for markets wherever we go and found this is one of the best. The only better ones we found were in Mexico.

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  7. I love Picards! I make a point of visiting every time I am out there!

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    1. They do have an amazing selection of quality peanuts.

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  8. Seven days until you leave, you have been so busy it's nice that you have finished with your Mum's place.

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    1. So soon is good.
      Such a relief to get this all done.

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  9. Another great Farmer's Market - I'd be up for one of those Eldeberry Pies for sure.

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    1. All here pies are yummy and just the right size.

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  10. Farmers Markets like that make me wish I had a much bigger RV so I could carry more! ;c)

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    1. We can access these markets here all summer but we can only take so much across the border , thats pour problem.

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  11. That is a great looking FM and I'd expect to pay $5 for just two of those beautiful peppers.

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    1. Its all is season right now and plentiful great time to buy and stock up if you have a plan.

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