Monday, September 21, 2009

To Market, To Market

to buy a......

Fat Pig!

No, I didn't buy this, but I couldn't resist taking a picture of it. I know it seems a little unusual here, but in European markets we saw rows and rows of pigs heads laid out on tables.

The weather here has been just gorgeous this fall season. Saturday, another spectacular day, found us off to the Public Market to browse the fall produce.

It was really crowded, but people are generally in a jolly mood so you don't mind the crowds. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, but did buy some apples, zucchini (mine are all gone from our garden), green onions and some prunes.
Besides the pigs heads and wonderful pork and beef which we didn't buy either, they have a really nice fish market.

If it's 10:30, it must be time for coffee. They have wonderful coffee shops and bakeries. We were really disciplined and only had coffee.

The coffee refreshed us and we continued to shop. Oh yes, aside from the above listed things, I bought some wonderful basil. I made pesto this morning and I'm dying to use some this week. I also couldn't resist the hats ---- and sunflowers.

We continued to enjoy the beautiful day by taking a walk on the canal path. Oddly enough, we saw no other walkers, but lots and lots of bicyclists. Jim is talking bicycle, but I'm not so sure.

And now I have to share another weekend happening. Friday evening was Homecoming at our High School. Now, mind you, we didn't go to the game and I' so sorry because the King and Queen were two of my very favorite teenagers. Mackenzie and Michael are best friends, members of our church, and all around great Christian teens. What an honor for these two to be recognized by their peers as upstanding role models. We are very, very proud of them.

The Royal Highnesses
And so, I'll close with this:
Home again, Home again
Jiggity jig.
~Hippo Hugs~


Monogram Queen said...

I think i'll jiggity jig away from that pig's head. The dead animal parts gross me out in Chinatown too. I do love a farmer's market though!

Laura said...

I was nearly grossed out by the pig pic, but then I thought of my Arkansas friends and they're gonna feel just like that poor thing after we whip up on them this weekend! LOL!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, To Market, To Market...LOL.

We don't have anything like that around here, but you can go to pick out a live pig, and the farmer will do the rest.

Love the pictures though. You look cute in the hat holding the sunflowers. Farmers do have stands around here on the square, with fresh produce and fruit. But most people grow their own produce.

My zucchini is done as well, but my tomatoes keep on going.

Sweet Homecoming couple!

Have a great rest of the week.



Ms.L said...

That's funny to see the pig's head.
Part of me says Ewww but part of me says "Cool" lol
It sounds like such a nice outing:)

Cheryl Wray said...

The pig totally surprised me at the top of your post. LOL

I tell myself often I need to get down to the Farmer's Market and I just don't make it. I need to..

I loved all of your pictures. Looks like it was a wonderful morning together!

Midlife Mom said...

That pig actually looks like he is smiling! lol! After seeing our pig roast nothing startles me!

Congratulations to the two young people from your church that won king and queen at their school. It is so refreshing to hear about a nice christian couple winning this honor not just the partiers that so often win.

What fun you had shopping, I love the sunflowers and your hat!