We have had a wonderful day in Arthur today. We woke up to sunshine and beautiful blue sky.
We enjoyed a lovely breakfast at a place called the Country Kitchen. Not everything is what it seems, so l asked if the eggs were real or fake eggs. They were indeed real and so l had them poached. Then l asked for a latte, a bit too sweet and sickly for me. so won't be ordering that again.
Then we hit the streets. First stop a quilt shop where l picked up a few bits and bobs, things that l will try to order in when l get home. Next stop Yoder's Lamps. This is a shop full of small stalls that sell on consignment. And at one of those stalls were some quilts and one of those quilts was calling "Karen, Karen, take me home!". So l did! No more purchases for the day.
We had a couple of hours to spare, so we did a bit of stitching in the dining room again before heading off to something quite special.
That something special started with a visit to a local Amish Goat Farm for an Amish buggy ride with Dorothy. She was happy to answer our questions, nothing too personal (l was itching to ask some personal questions, but was on my best behaviour.) We then went in and watched her husband milk their goats. They have 40 goats in all and milk them twice a day. They pasterise the goats milk and then make yoghurt and feta cheese. We got to sample both, oh my goodness they were to die for!
Next stop, dinner with Marvin and Sarah. Marvin has has 3 lots of brain surgery, the first about 8 years ago. Sarah decided that she would have to do something to earn extra money and she decided to offer home cooked meals for tourists. Oh what a meal that was! We started with a lovely salad, main was meatballs (delicious, l bought the recipe for them), boned fried chicken, mash and gravy and corn. Followed by coconut pie or raspberry pie. There was an offer for seconds but l resisted. Then we chatted, they answered all our questions. They were lovely hosts. I promised to write to her and tell her how l go with the meatball recipe.
Tomorrow we have a 3 1/2 hour drive to Paducah. Stay tuned.