Thursday, September 22, 2011
McRury-Tebbe Tree Farm
My Uncle Phillip and cousin Mary Lou own a tree farm in Morrow County, Ohio. Uncle Phil has made a second career out of puttering around the farm. Mary Lou and her family built a house on the farm last fall and yesterday my sisters and I went for a visit. Uncle Phil often talks about the local auction, so we made a point of stopping by. This is where the trucks pull up to unload. There is an area on the far side for the buggies to unload, to accommodate the large numbers of Amish who attend.
The produce was beautiful, bountiful, and a bargain. The protocol is to follow an auctioneer (much younger than I had expected) around the rows. There is one just to the right of the photo. My sisters and I were able to split 3 bags of pears and some apples and mums Uncle Phil couldn't help buying.
Back at the farm we had BLT sandwiches and pickled beets after a tour of the chicken coop. After lunch we took a walk to Mary Lou's pumpkin patch, her successful first attempt. There was barely room to sit in the car by the time we headed home.