That’s what I thought! I think I even said so . . I’m staying home and sewing ALL day Friday. I’m not going to leave the house .. not once. Goofy me . . even thinking that might happen.
It could have been worse. We didn’t go to the mall. We didn’t go to JoAnn’s Fabrics. We didn’t go to Wal-Mart. We didn’t go to Target. What the heck did we do that caused me not to get to sew a stitch til after 5 p.m.?
Right off the bat, before I’d even fixed breakfast, the processor called to say Chad’s deer was ready. I didn’t really mind running up the road about 20 miles to get the venison . . wouldn’t take long at all. No, that wasn’t going to happen either.
Vince wants to make sausage so he wanted to go by the Amish store and see if they have a meat grinder. Went there first. They had one but it wasn’t what we wanted. Got a few things there. Then Vince decided we should go to Butler to the Mennonite store there and see if they had a meat grinder. Nope, sold the last one this week. Have more on order. By now, it was 11:00 and I hadn’t bothered fixing breakfast so I was hungry. There’s a great little bakery there so we got sandwiches there.
The real adventure came about when Vince remembered that someone had told him that there was a place . . somewhere . . that sold sausage making supplies. When you drive the back roads in our county and the surrounding counties . . there’s so much wide open spaces. I thought we were lost forever. But look how pretty it is out there!
It was a beautiful day and though I had planned to be sewing, I was so thankful not to be in crowded retail establishments, I didn’t care how long we stayed out. We finally found someone to ask about this sausage making supply store and at first he wasn’t sure what we were talking about but as Vince kept telling him what we were looking for, he remembered a place. We turned around and went in the direction in which this man had pointed us.
Lots of bumpy dirt roads but we finally arrived. What a neat place it was! All kinds of spices and lots of Louisiana/Cajun items. Here’s their display of hot sauces.
We came away with lots of spices and flavoring packets for sausage. Never did find a grinder but I can order one from Amazon for my Kitchen Aid.
And, look at this stately old tree! I want to live in the country!!
I don’t even care if I have to live off a dirt road. I do want cell phone service and there was none of that to be found in this area today but . . it surely was a beautiful area.
It was a good day for both of us. Vince got to do a bit of shopping and I didn’t have to go to any crowded places. Dare I say . . tomorrow I will sew?