Sneaking Around Mullica Hill (Antique Wonderland!)

There is a small town about 20 minutes from where we live called Mullica Hill.  Each October, the town hosts a Civil War reenactment.  They’ve been doing it for at least 15 years.  We have friends who own a shop there and are also usually in charge of organizing the activities at the shops.  They invite Ralph to draw caricatures in front of their shop.  He usually camps out with the reenactors on Saturday night.

Things changed last year and the reenators are no longer camping behind that shop so Ralph invited his grandsons Alex and Patrick to camp with him.  They had a great time last year and they’ll be camping with him again this Saturday night.  I always go to visit him and of course I needed company.  Sneakers!!

I headed first to Weight Watchers.  I wasn’t sure how I’d do, but luckily I lost 1 pound!  I certainly tried in the past week, I’m glad I was rewarded for my efforts!

Relaxing after weighing in, waiting for the meeting to start.

Do you think this carpet is trying to compete?  I don’t think so.

After the meeting, I stopped at a convenience store to grab coffee and a breakfast sandwich for Ralph and myself.  He had headed down in the middle of the night to get his camp set up.  I needed to bring provisions!

He was not happy to have his photo taken eating breakfast.

My breakfast sandwich was SO good.  Eggs and cheese on a roll.  Not sure if it was really that good, or I was just hungry.

Walking with the bear paws outside our friend’s shop…I think the paws are jealous!

I was very excited to have a chance to stop at one of my favorite places, Natural Harvest Market.

I had the opportunity to meet the new owner, Darrol Wilson.  He seems very dedicated to keep up the integrity of the Market and to work with the customers to supply what the customers want.  He also shared with me the good news that they are working to have prepared meals available as well.  I’m sure those will be delicious and I can’t wait to give them a try!  Hope they have some vegetarian choices!

Kale Chips!!  Taste tested and yummy!

Vegan seitan jerky…Pretty Cool!

Antiques Galore!  Too many to show you all of them!

Another upstart carpet attempting to compete with my sneakers…Will they never learn!

The mums and pumpkins aren’t trying to compete!

After touring most of the shops, I stopped back to see how Ralph was doing.

Still not appreciating having his photo taken…

Ralph’s sign to attract customers!

An example of his handiwork…a drawing of a beautiful young lady named Kayla.  She was 13 years old and very interesting to talk with.  She told us about an interesting writing workshop she was taking at school.  I gave her some writing book suggestions which I hope will help her.

One of the shops was giving away these wonderful apples.  There’s nothing like a fresh Fall apple.  So tasty.

I said my goodbyes to Ralph for the evening.  I knew the boys would be arriving soon to keep him company.  I headed to another one of my favorite places in the area.  The Amish Market in Mullica Hill is a wonderland!

The spices and grains.

Jams, jellies and honey.

Ellie’s Cheese Barn…this place could KILL me!!  They have the best cheeses I think I’ve ever tasted.

My sneakers tried to make me buy some, but I won the arguement…I knew I’d be in trouble otherwise! 😉

I treated myself to a pineapple smoothie.  I watched the young man make it.  All that was in there was, pineapple, ice and water.  It was delicious and the perfect companion for the ride home after a long day.

My sneakers and I were getting pretty tired.  Just a minute left to show off my shopping finds.

From the Natural Harvest Market…

Finally!  Ginger chews!  I tried to get them at the Co-op in Silver City and they were out.  Can’t wait to try them.  They also carry the Go-Picnic ready to eat meals!  I’ve been hearing about them and it’ll be fun to try it.  And chile lime pumpkin seeds.  Do I need them, no but I wanted to give them a try!  Also a wonderful oatmeal cookie from Darrol’s son’s bakery, The Sweet Life Bakery.  Very tasty..they gave it to me…I HAD to eat it… 😉

From the Amish Market…

Quinoa, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, fig jam (!!!) and coconut oil.  I keep hearing about it and I wanted to give it a try.

A few last touches of Fall for you..

I had a great time!  It was a beautiful day!  I’ll be going back down to Mullica Hill to deliver breakfast for Ralph and the boys, so we’ll see what other adventures I can get into.

Have a Great Sunday!!

12 responses to “Sneaking Around Mullica Hill (Antique Wonderland!)

  1. Wow! Shopping extravaganza! I love antique shops, except that a lot of them seem like extra-expensive thrift shops. Still, wandering around an antique shop is kind of like treasure hunting.

    • It’s a wonderful place Stephanie! I didn’t show a lot of the antique shops but there are so many, I didn’t even go in all of them. There are several that have a lot of vender in one place. I didn’t get to any of them. It’s spread out and they are at each end of town. Ralph was sort of in the middle, so I stayed in that area. You can still find some deals though.

  2. The coconut oil is wonderful. I cook with it. It is very healthy for you. Good for the tummy. Smells wonderful when you cook with it…

  3. I need to go to the Amish Market again. I love it so much.

    Coconut oil is really interesting stuff. It looks like crisco in the jar and almost instantly turns to liquid when you work with it.

  4. Loved seeing Ralph in his impersonation of “A Fistful of Dollars” outfit — 🙂 I haven’t spent a great deal of time in Mullica Hill in years — looks like fun! Thanks to you and your awesome sneakers for the tour — oxo

  5. Your day sounds amazing! I would love that Amish Market, and the oatmeal cookie and smoothie and…….. If you like those Kale chips you should try and make your own if you have a dehydrator, they are delicious.

    • Marie, I keep thinking that I need a dehydrator. I love dried cranberries but they’re so expensive sometimes. I figure I could buy them over the holidays and dehydrate my own. I keep reading about the kale chips and I think you can do them in the oven. I need to find a recipe and give it a try!

  6. Congrats on your 1 pound loss! That is good news.

    I am so intrigued by the Amish Market…obviously we are missing one of those here in LA. 🙂

    • Thanks, Amena! It sure is good news! The Amish Market is incredible. There’s another one in another local town, but I haven’t been there yet. I guess it’s a regional thing. The Amish are in this area and they have the markets here. I don’t know if there are any Amish settlements anywhere in the Western states. They have wonderful stuff though.

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