Wouldn't you love to driving down a country road, and come across a barn with quilts hanging on it? Or hanging on a clothes line airing out. They say in Amish Country, when you see quilts hanging on the line they are probably for sale. What a dream come true!
When I have been in Amish Country in Wisconsin, I always stop at the Gingerbread Dairy, and buy a little cheese. Not only is it wonderful, but it is fun to meet the family that owns the dairy. Knowing they milked the cows for the cheese is comforting in an old fashioned way. I found out this summer they are not Amish, but Mennonite. So, I have had to change my story a bit. There are farms that are worked with horse and plow, and they 'go to town' in horse and buggy. Romantic, somehow.
This weekend, when you are in the mood for a little fabric from a barn (that would be Keepsake Cottage), I thought you should know about the other fun activities that will be going on here.
From 11-2 we will have Pirates on the playground. It's a celebration of the Jolly Rodney, the pirate ship on the playground. Named for Rod Loveless. The owner, and creative mind behind Country Village. Now, in his 80's, you can still see him driving a forklift from time to time.
There will be Pirate Booty in many of the shops, and special lunch offerings at Papa's Place.
We hope the Patchwork Pirates will show up! They always come during Shop Hop, but maybe...
If that's not enough excitement for you, there will be Belly Dancing on the stage! Ottoman Trading Company has several fun events each year with music, henna tattoos, dancing demonstrations and food. It's always lively!
So, if you have to bring your kids or you husbands along for the ride, there will be something for everyone here tomorrow!
Hope to see you soon. J