While the carpenter was spreading ear-splitting noise in the kitchen putting up the door to our renovated bathroom, we decided to get out of the house and drive down to Conn to see the big new Misty Meadows Market which we've watched under construction for the past year or more. It was a beautiful drive on a beautiful day; we took our time and went slowly on the back roads under blue skies..
A new home just around the corner from our old home, and a large new hog barn we watched go up two years ago.
Sadly, both the Saugeen and Bighead Rivers were very low, reflecting the dry summer and the time of year.
And even more sadly, Goldenrod and Joe-pye Weed were blooming in the ditches, always the first signs of the summer season changing to fall.
The interesting Swinton Park church with it's belltower silhouetted in the distance.
And then we were heading through our favourite road through the woods for a mile.
Ripe Choke Cherries along the road. Mrs. F.G. was tempted to stop and pick some, but I convinced her that it was enough to make strawberry, raspberry, black currant, mixed black currant and blueberry, red currant and peach jam this year!
Soon after that we got to Conn and the new Misty Meadows Market, in a fabulous large barn-style building.
It's a Mennonite market, run by a Mennonite family who we have gotten to know over the years. They provide a convenient hitching rail for the horses.
And we picked up our fresh peaches, the ostensible reason for going.
The trip home was beautiful, under white fluffy clouds.
We were pleased to see lots of Milkweed growing in the ditches, hopefully home to many Monarchs. There's a lot less spraying of roadsides than there used to be.
Through our favourite stretch of road again and back to Swinton Park. It's a very interesting church; we were inside once for a strawberry social.
We took a turn past our old house, but couldn't see much; it's getting overgrown!
A beautiful and colourful garden not too far south of Meaford.
As we passed this farm we noticed they had a sign out front advertising the Good Family Farm Store - another place we will drop into sometime soon.