My mom is fairly housebound now but when she was working, a treat for her would be to run to The Springhouse Market and pick up some salads or goodies on the weekend. The place is absolutely insane on Mother’s Day, with an outdoor chicken BBQ going on, and Brent, my little grandson would be with his real mama on Mother’s Day. I asked my sons and DIL if we could go out on Saturday, and they agreed.
The plan was to have a nice lunch at The Springhouse and then I’d get some sides to go with the turkey and vegetables that I cooked for her the day before. I took out potato salad, cole slaw, ( the best in the world ) broccoli & bacon salad, ambrosia salad, which she’d always loved, and a blackberry cobbler.
Here are the children in her front yard, posing with their sticks…they were pretending that they were hikers.
As to The Springhouse, some of you may recall my posts about this place before. but it’s been ages since I have done so, and they do change things around so here are some photos from this latest visit. It’s a working dairy farm with a market, deli, ice cream section, hot foods, and plenty of gifts to purchase on whim.
I tried to get a few shots of the vintage appliances because I thought that you’d enjoy them. They had one outside the front door on this particular day.
Here is a long view to the left when you enter; a vintage piece is shown at the beginning. The right side holds many displays and the hot foods area and seating.
A few more shots from indoors before we move outside : this antique doll was above the tables where we were sitting while having our lunch :
Behind my chair :
Most of the seating is at tables or booths but you can always choose this little diner-like area as well.
All of the children had fresh milk with their lunch and outdoors a sign reminds you to purchase some to take home prior to leaving. The landscaping all around was lovely as usual. A walk out to the field takes you to a huge earth mound with slides ( very slick and fast ) in the spring and summer. In the fall there are hay bales and tunnels set up. The children enjoyed a good hour going down the slides before we headed out to my mom’s house.
My DIL went down the slides a few times with the girls and they were just thrilled to have a pile-up with Mommy at the bottom. It was a great time with perfect weather.
When I was a kid, did the local farms have such activities? Heck no! The most fun we had as country kids back then was the fair once a year and rolling down a hill, lol! How about you? :)
Here’s a photo collage of the hay bales and tunnels that I’d mentioned earlier: This was taken on a visit in the fall of 2014. For more of that post showing The Springhouse indoors and out in the fall, visit HERE.
I WILL say that we were all shocked at how expensive it has gotten over the last few years. For example, pies are now at $15.00! Having wiped out most of our money on our meals ( and my take-out for my mom ) we left without any pies or goodies or ice cream, etc. We agreed that if we visit in the fall, we’ll eat a meal first, and just get ice cream for the kids before they play a bit. That alone will cost a pretty penny:)