My daughter and I went shopping Saturday. She needed to finish her Christmas shopping and we both wanted to go to Clark, MO to the Amish community where we were looking for some Christmas candy and other goodies.
We passed by a farm that had 7 corn shocks lined up by the fence. I'm not sure why there were just the 7 or why they were by the fence. I thought it made an interesting photo. You can see that the day was overcast and a bit foggy.
We started very early in hopes of getting to the bakeries before they were sold out. The divinity I wanted was already snapped up, but we found plenty of other yummy candy. I bought some fudge, ting-a-lings, chocolate covered peanuts, coated oreos, several fried pies (those are to die for!), a plate of assorted goodies, 2 loaves of bread, a pecan pie and a cherry pie. Who counts calories at Christmas? I also bought a bag of oranges and some eggs at the Amish store. I put the pies and one loaf of bread in the freezer until Tuesday or Wednesday.
After we left the Amish country, we headed to the city (Columbia). We stopped in at our favorite diner for lunch and an old-fashioned ice cream soda. Yum, yum. No, we hadn't touched the candy or fried pies yet, although we were tempted! They made it home intact. lol!
After a full day of shopping, in which we also had stopped in at the Candy Factory for some divinity, we decided to drive around and see a few Christmas light displays. One we had heard about was a house called the Candy Cane Crib. It is fantastic!
This home which is beautifully decorated is called the Candy Cane Crib. Folks are invited to get out of their cars and take photos. My little camera doesn't quite do justice to the beautiful scene, but you get the idea.
As heaven and nature sings in celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, may this Christmas bring you much love and happiness and fill your hearts with joy and peace.
Merry Christmas from my home to yours!!