Monday, July 28

Monday Farm Photo: Country Billboard

Tasteful Advertising

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  1. Fabulous...advertising that needs not try to hard to sell :)

  2. Love the picture...
    We have a Mennonite Community (same as the Amish)very close to where we live that brings goods to sell at a local weekend flea market.
    The women all bring baked goods such as homemade spice cakes and breads.... the smell coming from their table is HEAVEN!

  3. How lucky you are to have such wonderful neighbors!

  4. Mmm. I buy bread from an Amish woman every Saturday at the farmers' market. Her wheat + flaxseed is delicious, and her booth is always mobbed. Her work speaks for itself.

  5. Love the notice about no sales on Sunday - I'm old enough to remember the "Blue Laws" and it wasn't a bad thing. You planned ahead a bit and people spent time on Sundays with church and their families or hobbies or relaxing to prepare for a work week. Don't know when it became the norm that we had to have commerce 7 days a week - but I am sure not selling cucumbers on Sunday isn't hurting these folks a bit. Lovely to have gardening folks nearby isn't it?

  6. I love this picture and wish I had a billboard like that in my neighborhood, too! And, no, I don't think you can eat too many cucumbers - but I am a pickle lover.

  7. That sure beats the usual roadside advertising. Sad that you are out of cake, though. Me too. It was even on my list for today, but then we lost power for a few hours and now my day is sort of gone to the dogs - and not the cute fluffy pups either! (My BFF is probably expecting a call that probably won't come today. Because. I. Suck.)

  8. CountryMidwife7/29/2008 6:41 PM

    Public Service Announcement here, as I'm very involved in the Amish community locally:

    Do NOT discuss a pregnancy w/ a woman or her children (ie, so you're getting a new baby soon!). It is not discussed, often until children are in their mid-teens. Mums the word!

    Lately Amish friends complain to me about English being so darn nosy :)

  9. Oh this looks like a road I could live on!

  10. while researching growing lettuce i came across your blog a few days ago. good information, great site - thx!


  11. Farmgirl-yours is one of my favorite blogs! I grew up on a farm and miss it so much. Your photos and stories take me home!

  12. is jealousy allowed here? coz i'm green with it :P ur so lucky

  13. Very nice blog site. Nice job.
    Hi from NC.


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