Angel's back with us to share what happens when she vanishes for the day:
Every month or so, my little family drives up into Lancaster County, PA so hubby can do some thrift and antique store hunting. Its Amish/ Mennonite country, so the son and I get a nice lunch out of the deal and keep him company. Now, there are many reasons why I couldn't live up there, not the least of which is that it's a very "red" area, conservative in its politics and religion, but it's a beautiful drive through country and alongside farms.
The area is mostly known for its dairy farms, so there are many bucolic vistas of Holsteins and Guernseys happily grazing on grassy hills.
Lots of pretty barns.
But it's always fun to see the variety of animals being raised up there. Chickens, goats, ponies, miniature horses, alpacas, the great draft horses and mules and all the cute sheep. There was even a bison farm for a bit, but they've moved on to other ventures.