Good Morning Everyone,

This is Monday morning and the sun is shining out of a clear blue sky. It is another beautiful day for us to enjoy. The walk I took this morning was around the outside of the store building. A Warbling Vireo was singing in the tall tree at the corner of the parking lot and Chimney Swifts were in the air. Two of the neighbors had laundry on the line and two others had their diesel engines running at their wood shops and the sound of the power saws could be heard from inside the one shop. One little barefooted boy was mowing lawn with a reel push mower and on the other side of the road a young girl was also mowing lawn. A young girl and a little boy came coasting down the road on their little scooters while 3 children went out the other way on a pony cart. This is just part of a peaceful summer morning at the Ashery.

Summer time is also time for garage sales. On Fri & Sat June 17th & 18th the little town of Winesburg will have garage sales. Winesburg is on US 62 and 1 mile west of town is Ruby’s Country Store. They are having a 10% off sale on those days. It is a very interesting store and well worth your time to visit.

A Machinery sale will be held at Mt. Hope on Sat. June 18th and a swap meet on July 15th & 16th.

Strawberries are in season and peas are also being picked. Corn is planted and growing and some hay is being made. We have had nice drying weather for hay but the gardens are also very dry. Hopefully we will get rain soon.

One day a few weeks an Amish school went on a field trip. There were 44 pupils and 16 sets of parents. They hired 6 vans for the occasion and visited Zoar Village and as a treat before going home stopped at the store for ice cream.

Other customers of interest we have and recently were; folks from CA that originally came from Vietnam, folks that originally came from Germany, a few Amish couples from KY that came for horse sale, another couple from Beckely, WV and a lady that had never been here before from a local town of Apple Creek.

Quote: “Even the flowers don’t try to compete with the ones beside them, they just bloom.”

Have a good summer,