Cotton Baskets, Pea Hull Jelly, and Homemade Butter

Before we got to Oxford for the festival, we decided to go visit the Amish community close to Pontotoc again, especially since we were going right by there.

Just like last time, there were signs alongside their driveways so that people would know what they had for sale:

Amish Community Outside Pontotoc MS

Amish Community Outside Pontotoc MS

We stopped at the house with the signs above and got:

from Amish Community outside Pontotoc MS

Dill pickles, sorghum molasses, chow chow, pickled beets, muscadine jelly, and pea hull jelly.  Yes!  Pea hull jelly!  Don’t see that every day…

The house with a sign for baked goods is where we got cinnamon rolls and the apple pie:

from Amish Community outside Pontotoc MS

Inside another workshop were all kinds of baskets and this time I purchased something like an old cotton basket – and the man said that’s what most people call it.  I was thinking it might be nice to hold toys in, for Shug’s room.

Cotton Basket

We got homemade butter (actually I bought homemade butter at two different houses because I love the idea that someone out there is still milking a cow and churning butter).

Oh, and about a month ago, Av’s mom and dad went and picked up the two bentwood rockers that we ordered from the Amish gentleman from the community in Ethridge, Tennessee.  Love these!:

One of our Amish rockers

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