Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Walnut Creek Cheese..More Fun than Disneyland!”

MQTlogoa A “Quality Time” visit to Amish Country in the great state of Ohio.

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2641 Ohio 39, Sugarcreek, OH 44681…

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Linda and I have been to this area of Ohio several times but this was our first time at Walnut Creek Cheese

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cheese “A shopping experience that showcases the most delicious foods of Amish Country. Obviously, our name says cheese, but that’s only the beginning. Our Deli is chock full of local cheese and deli meats. The freshness comes not only from our huge volume but also from the fact that we never slice your product until you order it.” READ MORE

DSC_0003 Helpful Hint:: Bring a cooler when you head to Amish Country.

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Walnut Creek Cheese has an entire 10,000 sq. ft. department dedicated to Kitchenware's and Home Decor? (Makes for a colorful photos)

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“Our vision was to build a new warehouse in Walnut Creek. This dream was fulfilled in 1997 when we constructed our new warehouse facility. We designed our warehouse so that we could wrap our retail outlet around it when we outgrew our existing retail locations in Walnut Creek and Berlin. This happened in 2002. We were able to use the high ceilings and mezzanines from the warehouse to display the antiques and nostalgic items that I've collected over the years.” READ MORE

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The jellies and jams are to die for--and you can taste before you buy!

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There are multiple aisles of wonderful bulk foods. From spices and basics like flour and sugar to soup mixes, and cake mixes to name a few…

DSC_0089 Time to head on down the road. I found it a little “close” in the buggy. More about the buggy and Amish life in upcoming posts. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. (maybe not more fun than Disneyland but well worth the stop and return visits)

MQTlogoa A “Quality Time” visit to Amish Country in Ohio.

coolperson1 Did you hear about the Amish Flu? There are only two symptoms. First you get a little hoarse, then you get a little buggy.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thought For Today: Alcohol can and does Kill…

MQTlogoa There are people who can’t or shouldn’t drink for physical,mental,and spiritual reasons for it may kill them..(or others)

etoh1 CARDA Go out there and have a great day…. AND….. if you would like to read an inspiring story::::

Be Inspired & Visit Some Barns In…..Cades Cove TN.

JOELINDA1 Linda and I are heading out on a short road trip which I hope to share with you in upcoming posts…

Friday, August 15, 2014

School Days always came too soon for me.

MQTlogoa “Quality Time” School Days

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Early one morning, a mother went in to wake up her son.

mom1 'Wake up, son. It's time to go to school'

bed2 'But why, Mom? I don't want to go.'

'Give me two reasons why you don't want to go.'

angry1 'Well, the kids hate me for one,

angry2 and the teachers hate me, too!'

'Oh, that's no reason not to go to school. Come on now and get ready.'
'Give me two reasons why I should go to school.'

'Well, for one, you're 52 years old. And for another, you're the

teacher1 HEAD TEACHER…….

Eye_opening_and_closing Eye hope you enjoyed the post.. As always have a great day…

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Adena Mansion & Gardens a look “Inside” the “Out” Buildings

MQTlogoa A QUALITY TIME ADVENTURE.. or is it an inside out post LOL….

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For a “review” of my initial post:: Walkabout The Adena  Estate of Thomas Worthington

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DSC_0023 The building on the left.. “summer kitchen” OR  is it the “Smoke House?”  For it’s time The house was considered very modern in that it had a kitchen inside the house as well.

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The building on the right::

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DSC_0030 The same year Worthington made his trip to the frontier, he and Eleanor Swearingen were married in Shepherdstown, Virginia, in December of 1796. The couple disapproved of slavery and wanted to free their inherited slaves and relocate them to the Northwest Territory which forbade slavery. Thomas and his brother-in-law Edward Tiffin made a second visit to the territory to prepare houses and cabins for the move. In the spring of 1798, a large group composed of Worthington, Swearingen, and Tiffin family members, freed slaves, and skilled workers made their way to the settlement of Chillicothe. READ MORE

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The cool water from the Spring House helped in keeping dairy products cool in the heat of an Ohio summer.

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DSC_0151Heading over to the barn. You will find farm animals on the lower level.

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“In colonial times the Conestoga wagon was popular for migration southward through the Great Appalachian Valley along the Great Wagon Road. After the American Revolution it was used to open up commerce to Pittsburgh and Ohio. In 1820 rates charged were roughly one dollar per 100 pounds per 100 miles, with speeds about 15 mi (24 km) per day. The Conestoga, often in long wagon trains, was the primary overland cargo vehicle over the Appalachian Mountains until the development of the railroad. The wagon was pulled by a team of up to eight horses or up to a dozen oxen. For this purpose, the Conestoga horse, a special breed of medium to heavy draft horses, was developed.” READ MORE

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DSC_0164 A little dark here on the lower level…

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Thomas Worthington employed a number of tenants for a variety of reasons. Some of them managed his gristmills, sawmills, distilleries, and cattle operations. They lived in Worthington’s houses in various parts of Ross and Madison Counties, while other lived on the Adena farm. Read More

DSC_0188 “Worthington made his fortune investing in land in Ohio, alongside such other real estate moguls as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Duncan McArthur (another Ohio kingpin who later became governor). Adena was the seat of a vast empire of tenant farmers along the Paint River near Chillicothe.” READ MORE

DSC_0186 “Almost six feet in height, well built, and robust, this young pioneer
might have been considered handsome. His complexion was ruddy, his hair sandy. A long, moderately aquiline nose and dark-blue, piercing,
heavy-browed eyes relieved his otherwise rather impassive English countenance. His disposition was on the sober side; he smiled when other men laughed, and chuckled when they guffawed.” READ MORE

gs Joe Todd Reporting from the GREAT STATE OF OHIO….. Have a great day and get outside and enjoy what is left of the summer. I heard we are now loosing 2 minutes of sunlight daily…

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The Adena Mansion & Gardens a look inside the “Out” Buildings   BACK IN THE DAY:: A big bug bit a bold bald bear and the bold bald bear bled blood badly. Now say that real fast.. LOL