Today my son was bored with staying in the house on a sunny fall day (even if a little cold) and asked me what we could do. I suggested a drive down to Wayne County, to Wooster. This takes at least 45 minutes and the road lies in rolling farmland. Wayne County doesn’t have as big an Amish population as neighboring Holmes County, south of us, which still has the largest Amish population in the world, I believe, but there are many Amish here and the atmosphere is similar.
I was hoping we could have a late lunch in one of the organic and very nice restaurants I discovered with my friend Nancy when we drove down to see the printer about the book she is writing. Alas, they are closed on Sunday. But we went to a buffet at The Barn in Smithville and enjoyed it quite well. Andy was laughing at the kids who were feeding the ducks and then trying to shoo them away.
We passed a huge field of pumpkins which I think will now just be left to rot back into the soil. It was the potato farm where they sell Halloween pumpkins in September and October.
Such a peaceful afternoon enjoying the blue skies. Now that daylight savings time is over for 2010 we really need to enjoy the light we do have! A lot of people seemed to be doing the same thing.