Posts Tagged Ohio

One barn, a lot of sheep, a llama and a crow

Be careful if you count the sheep, you might fall asleep.  You’ll have to look a bit hard to find the other two animals… I missed them entirely until I uploaded the photo as I was focused on getting the line of sheep.  Going peach picking put us right in the heart of farming land and I captured quite a few interesting moments.

 

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Freeze!

I think we’ve been spotted 😉

We had just left the peach orchard and were taking the long way around (which meant nothing but farms as far as we could see) to get to the highway that would take us home when DH suddenly stops and pulls over and says “LOOK!”  Mind you, I was looking straight ahead at an interesting barn when this happened.  He points to my right and I say “So it’s a couple of deer statues?”  After a minute or two the statues began to move cautiously.  I rolled the window down and leaned over a bit to get this shot.

Wonder where mom was?

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Just Peachy

A friend told us he had taken his family peach picking the week before and just how delicious the peaches were.  I love peaches and fresh you can pick them? We had to go which we did this past weekend.  It was about an hours drive through parts of Ohio we’ve never explored (more about that later such as my slight run in with someone who wanted to know what I was doing on this middle of farmland gravel road) to get to Utica, Ohio and the Legend Hills Orchard.

You could pick your own or opt to stay at the farm stand and buy them already picked along with fruit ciders, cherry juice, Amish butter and other veggies.  We chose to pick our own and DH’s height came in handy for picking fruit I couldn’t reach.  The ready for picking peaches were these sweet and juicy Red Havens; one bite and juice dribbled down your chin.  Their apples weren’t ready yet so this means we have to go back.  Rough isn’t it?

So now we have two pecks (and yes I started to sing that song) of peaches and I need to do something with them besides just grabbing one and eating.  I made peach salsa last night and hope to make this peach oatmeal loaf today from a recipe I found online.  If you have any good peach recipes please share your link in the comments 🙂

 

 

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Lions on guard

In the front garden of a beautiful old home in Delaware, Ohio.  The owners have the perfect spot to enjoy summer from their patio; wonder if the back yard is just as lovely?

 

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Diner

The Cap City Diner and Bar (three locations in Central Ohio) is not your typical diner as in old, a bit grubby, full of chrome and located in a slightly “unique” building.  I would call this more upscale than traditional but they do serve some classic diner fares.  Breakfast items are only served for brunch on Saturday and Sunday and there are daily blue plate specials such as liver and onions and chicken pot pie.  On the day we went the special was meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy – it was a popular order.

The food there is good but I’ve been spoiled by DH who has taken me to a lot of the classic old diners in New Jersey.  If the coffee is served in those thick stoneware mugs, they serve corned beef hash and the pies are close to 6 inches high then it’s my kind of diner.

 

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Red, Green and Blue

There’s a story that goes with this image revealing how far a photographer might go for the shot.  DH pulled over into a safe spot, I jumped out and took a few shots including this one but I wanted to get more of this old barn so I cautiously walked up the two lane road, which had very little in the way of a shoulder for me to stand on, to try for another angle.  I couldn’t step off the shoulder and into the grass – which I have done before for some roadside shots – either because there were weeds up to my knees and they went straight down into a deep ditch.

And then I noticed this horrible smell.  I looked down and saw what looked like part of a dead deer in the brackish water and weeds.  Time to go!!!

(Upon re-reading this post I realized what I did by walking on the narrow shoulder was not too bright.  There is no photo out there worth getting hurt for.  I will never attempt something like this again and neither should you)

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Dam Heron

What a difference one little letter makes 😉

 

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