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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Home Sweet Home...

Well, hello there dear hearts.. 
I am back!!
Thank the Lord, I am home safe and sound.. 
As you know I visited the lovely Lancaster County in Pa. for 8 days... 
Many lovely experiences and a few very scary ones... 
I thought I would share a few pics with you tonight and then I will not go on about it.. 
The first of my photos were lost on my camera card by mistake so here are a few of the ones that I took after we arrived there last Thursday after 2 days of travelling... 
A few of the ones that I took of the dear Amish folks...





We visited several of the farms who were selling such things as quilts and fabrics, root beer and antiques, pickles and crafts.. 
That was one of my favorite things that we did.. 
We would pull into the farm yard and sweet little Amish children would come running to sell their wares.. 
They had names such as Jacob and Rachel... 
All Bible names and they would come with the little brothers or sisters in wagons.. 
They would sometimes be weeding a garden or one told us they were picking over tobacco plants.. 
Their sweet smiles were so dear... smile.. 

All along the way we noticed the plants growing in the ditches.. 
Aren't these lovely?


They are not clover but a wild pea... I think.. 
Probably my friends from Pa. know what they are.. 
We loved them anyway.. 
We were blessed to meet up with friends from Toronto who took a tour bus and we drove around with them for a day...


We attended the wonderful Sight and Sound production of


JONAH... 
It was my third production.. 
We had already seen IN THE BEGINNING and JOSEPH.. 
This one was awesome, also ...

We did a lot of shopping, of course.. 


I was blessed to find some lovely prims for my shop.. 

So much lavender growing.....



So beautiful.. 

Then, of course, the wonderful Amish farms on every side..



Every farm is in perfect order.. 
I could drive around for days just looking at them.. 

Then it was time to head for home..



We had a bit of sun but mostly cloudy or downright torrential rains.. 

We headed for the very foot of Mass. so that we could visit a former pastor's church.. 


It was so precious to visit with them and their church family. 

Then we headed for Maine and last minute shopping.. smile..


The Lord was so gracious and protected us even during a flash flood that scared me half out of my wits... Seriously...
And there were even tornado warnings.. Yikes.. 
Thank you, Lord for your divine protection.. 

It is so good to be HOME.. 
There is no place on earth quite like it.. 
Beautiful places to be sure but dear old New Brunswick is the place for this old girl.. grin.. 

I hope you enjoyed my little visit with you all. 
I missed you guys, too... 

We will be busy getting moved down to the cottage during the next week.. 

Terry is going to cut wood tomorrow but we plan on starting the move this weekend and hoping to get the shop opened by the next weekend.. 

Thank you, my dears for your sweet visit.. 
I hope you leave me a note.. I love hearing from you all.. 

God bless... 

25 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you are back Faye, I missed you. It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

    Laurie

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  2. Fantastic photos Faye ! I am so glad you had a nice time . We have had heavy rains and tornato warnings as well here in Southern Ontario but now things have settled down thanks goodness . Glad your safe and home now ,we missed you . Have a wonderful evening !

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  3. Hi Faye. Glad you got back home safe from your trip to our beautiful state. The pretty purple flowers that you seen along the roads is called crown vetch. It is used along the highways for erosion control and has become very invasive in the U.S. It spreads rapidly and can survive hot dry conditions which makes it ideal for roadsides. It is also toxic to horses if consumed in large amounts. Hope this helps a little.

    Felicia

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  4. It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful trip, Faye.
    Glad that you are home safe and sound.
    You will be busy... as always.. getting moved to the cottage for summer.

    Be safe dear friend, and thank you for sharing wonderful pictures and stories of your travels.

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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  5. Yay, you're back! Evenings were not the same without reading a cheerful post from you. Sorry you ran into some inclement weather. Can't wait to see what you bought. Good luck with the packing and moving. xo

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  6. Eveing Faye, Thought about you this past week. Was hoping you were enjoying your time away. Oh, Do share ALL your photos with us. I could look at the Amish pictures all day long. I so want to visist Lancaster, PA. We have gone 2 times to the Amish in Berlin, Ohio. But PA. Is a tad bit futher. We are thinking of making the trip, the Good Lord willing in Sept. Glad you made it home safe. Can't wait to visit your shop, through your pictures. Have a blessed Thursday and weekend.
    Angela

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  7. Oh I love your pictures! Can't wait to see more. I would LOVE to visit that area some day but that is quite a drive for us. Looks like you had a great time.

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  8. Hello to you! I am so glad you are back! It is fun to go away but I am always glad to be back at my little "Home Sweet Home" and that is when I appreciate it the most....especially my own bed!!!!Your pictures are wonderful. I love to see the Amish Farms. we have been a few times and hope to return. Isn't that crown vetch pretty? We had it behind our business on a steep hill and it worked perfectly for there. Felicia from Raggedy Creations (above) gave a great description of it. Again, I am very glad you are back home. God be with you and Terry.

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  9. Amish country is great. I have a friend that lives there. I'd love to visit again but it's all the way across the states. Sigh. Loved all the photos you shared. Will have to read earlier blogs as I didn't know you had a cottage by your shop? What either of them are. I'm a fairly new reader. A pen pal of mine from GA used to go to PEI every year for the summer and they enjoyed it. I'd love to have a cabin/cottage on the coast in OR but it's a dream. I can at least drive there in 1.5 hours. Take care and glad your trip went well, in spite of the storms. God bless!

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  10. Faye, I'm so glad that you had a good trip and arrived home safely. I live about 90 minutes from Lancaster and love visiting there. I always feel a sense of calm and peace when I'm in Amish country. I'm sorry that the weather gave you a fright ~ we had a tornado come through very close to where I live during those same storms and it did quite a lot of damage and injured several people, but God was good and spared many people who were sure they were going to die when it passed right over them. I certainly missed reading your inspirational posts and was so happy to hear from you tonight. Take care and many blessings to you!!!

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  11. Faye your trip looks amazing, so glad you had a great time and got home safely! I love your Amish photos, their way of life has a real draw for me. Will be praying that your move down to the cottage goes well xx

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  12. Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip Faye! You know how much it means to me too when I see Amish folk in Lancaster - brings back all those wonderful memories!
    Praise God He was keeping His hand upon you as we were remembering you on this trip!
    Share more please!
    Blessings
    Christine

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  13. I'm glad you had such a good trip. Your pictures are fabulous. Did I tell you I've been to Lancaster before? Once for sight-seeing, then several times for those productions. Aren't they wonderful?

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  14. Morning Sweet Faye
    I sure missed your blog.
    Glad you had a nice trip. Oh the storms were scarey. My grandson was so scared.
    But God is Good.
    Blessings
    Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  15. Glad you had a good trip! I've been checking to see if you were back yet. I would have loved to visit that church with you!!

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  16. WELCOME HOME FAYE:):):) Sooo called you are back home safe & sound! Now I really want to go!! Missed reading your daily blog always so interesting!! I must tell you a little story-while I was at work yesterday,I was chatting with my customers(as I usually do)LOL-anyway I said a friend of mine Faye had gone to Pa on a trip and she said is it Faye Henry-I said yes and we both laughed & said -she is such a dear sweet soul:)-This ladies name was Connie Crips, a very nice lady,small world eh???
    Sending you Blessings of the day!!
    Take care xo

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  17. Thankful you are home, and safe through the storms. So good you got to go! Blessings on the move & the opening of the shop!

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  18. YAY!! Faye's back!
    You were gone so long I thought I was going to have to send a search party after you... well, it would have been a party of one~ me. :)
    Enjoyed seeing the pictures of your trip~ I've always wanted to visit there. Maybe someday...
    Glad you're back~ I've missed you!

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  19. Glad you got home safely..I love the photos you shared..I would love to visit the amish country..I have another friend that is in blog land and she lives where you do..wouldn't it be funny to see how close you are to each other..her blog is: http://bellamcbride.blogspot.com/ take care and have a wonderful thursday.;) and we too have some wood to cut..about 12 cord of wood..had a huge tree removed..so new we are in the process of cutting it up for fire wood..

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  20. So glad you're back safe and sound! Can't wait to hear more about your trip. Hubby and I met to lovely elderly Amish couples on vacation when we were in TN last month and we so enjoyed talking with them. They are truly wonderful people. Hope to make it to Amish country when hubby retires.

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  21. Thank you for sharing your trip and photos with us Faye. Looks like you had a great time!

    Hugs
    Connie

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  22. Hi Faye, welcome home. It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful trip and I'm glad you are some safe and sound. God is good! Take Care. Blessings, Pam

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  23. Hi Faye, Welcome back, I was gone, too, so I didn't realize that you were not posting. I have had a hard time getting around to see everybody, I've had so much to do this week.
    Looks like you had a marvelous time.
    Hugs, cindy

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  24. Mornin Cousin Faye, Thanks for bringing the Amish Country to us. Hope to see you in your shoppe soon. I'm going back to the beautiful Fundy Trail this summer. But first a trip is necessary to Mass. to see those wonderful grandbabies. xoxoxox

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  25. Welcome back, Faye!! I have so missed reading your post. I had been checking your blog every day to see if you had made a post but Thursday and Friday we were busy and I didn't check until this morning. I was so happy to see your pictures. I'm glad you made it home safe and sound. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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