Yates!

Today was a wonderful, well-deserved indulge-in-food, and forget about time kind of day. After class was over, my mom and I picked up my aunt and we headed to Yates Cider Mill, which is a local “famous” cider mill in the Metro Detroit area. They’re actually a registered historical site.

We bought a lot of stuff when we first got there, and I thought to myself, wow, that was quick and thought we were going to leave after. But then we spent a good hour walking down the trail next to the river they have there. My aunt picked nettles and I spent that time taking pictures of nature because Yates is a perfect place to find all kinds of great wild weeds and flowers and leaves and berries.

We bought fudge after that little excursion, and then fed the two goats that were in the goat pen and gave them water, after which they were totally pooped out and they chilled on the ground the rest of the time we were there.

I had hot cider while I was there even though it was 96 degrees outside. It was good for my cold.

We also stopped by a local farmer’s tent across the street and I bought a yellow watermelon and peaches cause they smelled a-mazingly. I just couldn’t leave them there. And then we had dinner at 2Booli and shopped at Nordstrom Rack after.

All in all, it was a really great day. My feet hurt sufficiently enough for me to know that I got good exercise today (and really dirty legs!) and that I’m going to sleep like a baby tonight.

P.S. My Justin Bieber singing toothbrush arrived in the mail today. But the batteries are dead. :(

Yates Cider Mill Extravaganza.

Today seems like it’s been a pretty long day. Not only did I sew on the first part of my bias seams onto my couture dress by hand for about 2 hours, but my mom and I also went to Yates Cider Mill in Rochester and bought apples, cider, fudge, pie, doughnuts, and “pumpkin butter” and “apple cherry butter” which are both exceptionally delicious jam things. I especially like the pumpkin one. We also drank hot cider while we were there and it was delicious. Until this this idiot kid knocked both of ours down while¬†we were on one of the planks by the river.

We also walked down their endless abyss forest walkway as I like to call it, and I took a good amount of nature pics. I am quite proud. They turned out really nicely. I also took a few pictures of the goat and sheep pen they had. There were some really adorable baby goats, but none of them would stay still long enough to take a good enough photo. I petted a black goat a few times.

Afterwards, we stopped by Famous Footwear and Old Navy. At FF, I found this nice pair of boots by Kenneth Cole Reaction – they were very comfortable, but they wouldn’t zip up all the way on my calf which was very disappointing. I can add that to my list as another motivational reason to lose weight. At Old Navy, I bought myself 2 pairs of fall/winter flannel pajama pants, 2 long sleeve t-shirts, and one short-sleeve t-shirt that my mom is convinced is a sleep tee, but I think it can be either/or.

I swear, I should be paid to shop.