Monday, August 02, 2010

Our Drive By Tour of Mennonite Country in Southwestern Ontario,Canada

YES WE ARE BACK FROM OUR WANDERING TRIP TO ONTARIO,CANADA. BACK IN LANCASTER,OHIO WE HAVE TWO TREES FULL OF PEACHES AND HUNDREDS OF TOMATOES TO PROCESS SO I GUESS IT IS BACK TO WORK LOL

Our Drive By Tour of Mennonite Country in Southwestern Ontario,Canada for That’s My World Tuesday

“Traversing picturesque countryside through the Counties of Waterloo, Perth and Wellington in Southern Ontario, one almost feels out of place driving a car. Fields of golden stooks await horse-drawn wagons to take them the barn for threshing. Doddy haus hunker next to century old farm houses with their telltale green trim. Homes are surrounded by large, well-kept gardens and orchards. Laundry billows in the wind on long lines.” READ MORE

Heading to the “Picnic” & “Ball Game”

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Beautiful goldenstooks” of gathered and bundled grain stalks

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The Mennonite “Ball Game”

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What is a “Ball Game” without a few spectators? Sara and Larry stopped traffic to let the ladies cross the road.

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“HOME-MADE RICE PUDDING Ingredients:
½ cup white sugar
1/8 cup honey
½ cup uncooked white rice
¾ cup golden raisins
2½ cups whole milk
½ cup cream
1¼ teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon cornstarch.

Mix the cornstarch with a little milk then mix all ingredients together. Put the mixture into a buttered casserole and bake at 325 degrees for approximately one hour. A brown skin should be baked on the top of the pudding. Stir this skin into the pudding and bake another one hour until another skin forms. Check carefully. Add a little milk if the pudding seems as though it is drying out. Test the rice as it bakes. You want it soft. Do not overbake this pudding. Serve with fresh thick cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon.”

FOURTEEN DAY CABBAGE SALAD & DARK BOTTOM SHOO FLY PIE Get the recipe

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Actually, this was an unexpected drive by tour that made our drive home much more memorable. That is Linda in the mirror with our kodak point and shoot. I think she did a great job. Click on the logo below to explore your world

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Joey reporting from the French River in Ontario,Canada saying, “Thanks for stopping by.”

framedjoey Make sure to stop back for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Theater Post

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8 comments:

EG Wow said...

I have never seen a Mennonite ball game! How very cool! I wonder if they are allowed to steal bases. ;)

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I saw Amish playing volleyball one time on Presque Isle. Just as cool as seeing the Mennonite play ball, I would think.

Sylvia K said...

What a cool post for the day indeed, Joe! I've never seen a Mennonite ball game either! Terrific captures as always! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Joe and Linda. Been out gadabouting around I see. Don't you love the way they do their hay. Down here by Salt Creek School there is a farm and they have hay like that in the field.I admire them keeping to their life style. I could not last long LOL! Get those peaches and tomatoes picked. Peach pie or cobbler sounds good.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful trip into Canada.... Great pictures.... I've never seen a Mennonite ballgame.... Interesting!!!!

Can't wait to see more pictures from your trip....
Betsy

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of country side.

Ann said...

I forgot to tell you to visit Windsor and have to look at my old university? Did you go there and cross the Ambassador Bridge or the tunnel?

Tony Letts said...

Wow quite a collection of items!
I'm still laughing at the fishing cartoon - loved it