Sunday morning milking is done and I am waiting for the coffee to finish brewing. It is wonderful to be up so early relaxing, collecting thoughts about the day's activities, and praying/thanking the Lord for what He has done for us and in us. And life on the homestead here is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. It's 19 degrees!
Yesterday I took some Amish friends to the historical Holmes County Ohio to do some shopping. It's an hour and one half drive from here and they usually want to go every three to four months. The ladies I took this time have small country stores and buy bulk items there to sell in their stores here to the local community. I ended up buying a few items for some friends and getting the children some warmer winter hats. I also bought a few antique photos from an antique shop that i plan to use as cards.
Speaking of antiques, Roseville Ohio was once the site for a pottery company named after the town. The Roseville Pottery Company was a 19th and 20th century American pottery manufacturer that made mostly housewares. But later on, like most companies, the company started to create decorative art pieces. I ended up getting three of these fabulous looking Arts and Craft style pitchers for only $3 dollars at a used clothing store a few weeks ago! When at the Berlin Antique Mall yesterday in Holmes County, I saw a pitcher the same as the one I have, and it was $35.00 dollars. I love deals like that.