Velvet

The girls and I drove out in the country today for some fresh peaches. This was their first time at an orchard and while we didn’t pick our own from the trees, the girls dove right into selecting apples to add to our peach haul. They selected a good number of “spicy and sweet” ones, along with a couple of gala. We also brought home a jar of apple butter – there will be some good peanut butter and apple butter sandwiches around here – and a package of caramel creams for each of them. I was surprised at how into choosing fruit they were, especially my big girl who barely touches fruits or vegetables.

Ohio’s Velvet Ice Cream factory is near the orchard, so we stopped for some ice cream on the way home.

Ham and cheese at the welcome.

The girls were wowed by the big mill wheel. We even spotted a frog in the water at the bottom of the wheel.

Little Bit chose Birthday Cake ice cream. It tasted like cake batter with sprinkles mixed in. She and her sister both had a heck of a time keeping the ice cream on the cones. It was a good thing there were bowls available. Big Sister (or Legs, as I told her I was going to start calling her), chose Peanut Butter Cup ice cream. I tried one they called Turtle Tracks, a vanilla based with caramel, pralines, and mini chocolate turtles mixed in.

After browsing through the ice cream museum and watching a short video that showed how the ice cream is made, we went outside so the girls could swing and climb for a bit.

A couple of young Amish girls were selling aprons, baked goods, and preserves. The girls were most fascinated with the horse drawn buggies, a number of which we saw on the drive out. My oldest has decided that she really wants to go for a ride in one some day.

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About Siobhan Wolf

Single mom, Spiritualist medium and minister, writer, and photographer exploring life from central Ohio.
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