Monday, March 8, 2010

I Scream, You Scream

Hi, last time I promised you a post about the world's best ice cream. I mean, it might be possible that there is a more creamy, delicious ice cream out there, but in my experience, this is the best I've ever had.

My husband and I were returning home from Tennessee after Market and it was getting to be late afternoon. I usually enjoy a nice cup of coffee around 3pm every day to perk me up, so I started watching the road signs for a Starbucks. We were driving through Indiana and saw a sign for Fair Oaks Farms. My DH had stopped there in the past for coffee and said there was a small gift shop, too. That's all I needed to hear! I'll take any excuse to shop. Hey, I've hit the jackpot at truck stops! So, we exited the highway and pulled up in front of the place. Fair Oaks is an operating Dairy Farm so there are tours of the birthing barns, cheese factory, fun activities for the kids (jumping pillow, rock climbing wall) and of course, the gift shop. They make their own ice cream on the premises and my husband decided to get a small cup. I had to try a spoonful and wow, it was the most buttery, creamy, dreamy, silky, "you can feel 10 pounds attaching themselves to your hips" kind of ice cream you'll ever want to eat. I wanted my own cup once I tasted his, but after a couple spoonfuls, he was finished, saying it was so rich, he couldn't eat anymore. I helped him out :) If you could imagine a stick of butter, softened to room temperature, that was like the consistency of the ice cream. Not hard at all. My spoon just swished through the cup and rich, yummy goodness was on my spoon. Ahhh, I can't wait to go back! The coffee is not bad, too! They do brew Starbucks brand. Fair Oaks is worth the stop if you happen to be driving on I-65 through Indiana.

No stitchy reports to tell. I've been working hard getting my paperwork in order to take to the accountant today. Don't you just love tax season? Well, at least that is over with. I have a bit more paperwork to catch up on and then maybe I'll sit and stitch for an hour tonight. I'm working on one of the Little House monthly ornaments. I took a break from Angel Train to do something quick and easy. The easy part is true. I'm just having a rough time with the quick since I rarely have more than a few minutes to stitch. But this weekend will be all mine! Woohoo. I'm going away with a group of friends for our annual retreat. I am so looking forward to sitting and stitching and chatting with friends. Some I see all the time; others once a year at this retreat. It will be fun!

I hope everyone has a stitchy week! Thank you for reading and commenting!


  1. That is fabulous that you are going on a stitch weekend! You deserve it!!!!! Come back with some good stories!

  2. I so wish I was close enough to check out this farm and ice cream! Sounds like a lot of fun!