Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Thursday, August 14, 2014

{pretty, happy, funny, real} at the Farmer's Market

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

Faith and I made a quick trip to the Farmer's Market today. 

We started out to go there yesterday -- it's about twenty minutes from home, but it's a peaceful country drive, so I don't mind it a bit -- when Noah called my cell phone to tell me he had locked himself out of the house and he had to get the forms that were inside the house to go down to school and pick up his books. Sigh. 

I was almost to the farm market and had to get off the road and turn around and come home. 

I was almost home when he called to tell me he had found the rock with the hidden key inside. Sigh. 

I wasn't going back yesterday. But, today's schedule emptied itself and off we went.

There are also a few photos from the feast day of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross last week. 

The {pretty, happy, funny, real} is in no particular order, and they are likely mixed up according to your perspective  -- you'll have to decide for yourself which category each photo belongs in. 

My oldest celebrated St. Teresa's feast day with a Hebrew beer. If you don't know St. Teresa's life story, you really should read about. Fascinating. I think he was pretty happy about his choice of refreshment.

The rest of us enjoyed a Jewish Apple Upside Down cake with Caramel (or Carmel -- hee hee) topping. I need to post this recipe at Catholic Cuisine. Yum.

Our pretty farm market, set right in the middle of all of the peach and apple orchards which will be busy with pickers in the next few weeks -- I can't wait!

I love, love, love these baskets, made by craftsmen in Ghana.

If you see my husband, tell him it's this one I like. Can't you just see it brimming with balls of colored yarn? It's huge! It would make me so happy!

These green beans are sooo good. They are so tender.

Peaches -- what we really went for. Get them while they are ripe...and they are ripe!

Oh, but the Fry Pies! Can we pass them by?

Really...with all those gorgeous peaches in the back seat, guess what I chose to snack on during the ride home? And, no, I wasn't driving and eating and photographing!

I had blueberry, but my passenger had chocolate. Funny girl.

Be sure to stop by Like Mother, Like Daughter for more contentment in everyday life.


  1. You just gave me an idea what to do this weekend! I remember the one year you got me peaches, we made a yummy cobbler with it.

    1. Hurry, hurry! Get there early. :-)

  2. I love farmer's markets! Thanks for the little tour of yours...

    1. You're welcome, Mrs. C. And thanks for stopping by.

  3. OH my! I can just smell the farm market from my computer screen! It is one of my favorite smells :) The basket...beautiful! And the fry pies...I don't think I could pass one up either. Now...I need to hop over and read about that saint!


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