Afternooned at the Homestead Creamery

Last Saturday our open carry friends asked us to go with them to visit Homestead Creamery. We’d heard them mention it before, as you can purchase milk, lemonade, and ice cream they produce at Kroger.

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We arrived and I felt like a kid in a candy store. I was not expecting to stumble upon such a cute sandwich shop, ice cream shop, country store, and petting zoo! The first thing we did was order delicious sandwiches. I ordered a turkey sandwich!


After eating we roamed around the country store. I found honey straws, candy sticks, Virginia shaped cookie cutter stuffed with chocolate, and a myriad of other types of snacks and craft items.



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IMG_3780 IMG_3777We ventured outside to see the goats in the pen. The husband had a great time annoying the goats. He’d stick his arm in and push against their heads, the way they play with each other. At one point he was holding his drink over their heads, and one chewed a hole in the Styrofoam container. In another instant the goat tried to chew at the work keys on his belt!

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My favorite escapade was how the goats were more inclined to stick their necks through the wire fence to eat the grass outside, rather than the grass in the pen. I guess that is what it looks like when the “grass is greener on the other side.”


After the tom foolery with the goats, we went inside to pick out ice cream flavors. Our friends had brought back the bottles from milk and lemonade, and put those refunds towards the ice cream purchases. I’d missed ice cream other than soft serve, as soft serve tends to be the cheapest. I chose a waffle cone with blueberry cheesecake ice cream; I’d forgotten how flavorful ice cream could actually be! It reminded me a lot of gelato.

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We sat on the back porch, quietly sitting as we licked away at our ice cream. (Before it melted all over us). I was not so lucky as to escape not dripping on my shirt, but luckily my friend had one of those tide to go sticks.


We visited the country store on our way out. I decided to get the Virginia cookie cutter, since it is pretty much the most awesome state ever.

I would highly recommend visiting this place for an enjoyable summer afternoon :0).

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  1. July 16, 2013    

    I want a Virginia cookie cutter! I don’t even ever make cookies! But that’s so cool!

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