We’ve been hearing about a nursery in La Russell which is about 30 miles from our house so we decided to drive out there today and talk to them about doing some landscape work. It was a beautiful day for exploring.
The nursery will have to send their landscaping guy out to make pictures and measure and draw up plans so we knew we weren’t going to get that done today.
These trees are on someone else’s land but Vince wants trees like these down one side of our property so we got an estimate on how many of those to plant and how much they would charge to plant them.
We bought these two wysterias that were so pretty. I’ve always loved wysteria and have had them I think everywhere we lived but couldn’t get them to grow in Texas.
The blooms are more purple than they appear in the photo. Vince said he will build some kind of arbor.
We also bought a flat of strawberries, came home and picked 7 or 8 strawberries and ate those.
On the way to the nursery we had passed what looked to be a Mennonite type grocery. The lady at the nursery told us that it had been owned by Mennonites but they sold it to a German family and they make amazing bread, pastries, sandwiches, etc. so we stopped by there. They had all the LoRann oils that I look for when baking during the holidays so I bought a couple of those. We bought a loaf of jalapeno sourdough bread, a strawberry angel food cake, a jar of jalapeno peach jam, a quart of home grown honey. Small pearl tapico had been hard to find in the stores and they had it so I bought some of that. Near the register they had homemade fruit turnovers. We bought one apple and one peach, had them slice both in half so we each had half of both andthey were so good! The dough was flaky, the icing was perfect, the fruit filling tasted homemade. Vince said “It’s a good thing this is too far from home to be coming over here often.” Honestly . . it may be 12 miles from home. It was closer than Aldi, Walmart, Home Depot or Tractor Supply when we lived in Texas so . . it’s not too far for me to drive to get a fruit turnover! :
Next we drove by the Kendrick House just outside Carthage which is supposed to be haunted. It’s the oldest standing building in Jasper County and it’s sad to see it looking abandoned and deteriorating. At one time there were tours but the sign is down and there’s nothing that would indicate anything about the building now.
Now we’re home. I should be out thinking about doing something in the yard but I’m going to try to cross stitch for a few minutes.