To Market, To Market, To Buy A Fat Pig...

We were off to the Coventry Farmer's Market at the Nathan Hale Homestead this afternoon - my husband, two younger daughters and I - in search of fresh vegetables and whatever other delectables we might come across. (Howard Valley Fudge Company is always there with homemade fudge in lots of different flavors!) We were running late and racing an arriving thunderstorm - by the time we got there, it had rained already and most of the vendors had packed up. No worries though - we wandered around, heading back to the old barn where there is a little shop that sells penny candy.


We were not ten minutes in the barn, my girls having purchased their candy - when we found ourselves leaving with more than we had bargained. A conspiracy between the kindly woman who ran the shop, my two enthusiastic daughters, and my husband who I will now refer to as "Softy". No, no fruits or vegetables, nor yummy fudge but "Penny" named after candy sold in the barn at the homestead. An abandoned kitty the staff had adopted has found a new home.

An hour after arrival, just snug as a bug...

21 comments:

Robin said...

Welcome baby kitty, can't wait to meet you!

Ps - love the shot of the foxglove amidst the ferns with E & I in the background

Lydee said...

very sweet; softy indeed!

heidi said...

i have extreme cat envy.

littlebyRD said...

Ahhhh - wonderful!!! What a lucky kitty to get to come home with your family. Speaking of fudge - how much do I love the peanut butter flavored one? A lot.

Fifi Flowers said...

what a sweet face! our neighbor is full of a couple batches of kittens... poor things... they are too feral to take in :(

Rebecca said...

You lucky girls!

littlebird said...

Aaaaaw i'll bet your girls are very happy, sweets and a kitten !! how perfect : )

katiedid said...

It is so beautiful where you live! So green! The grasses are brown here already ("golden" I guess that's what we are supposed to call it in CA) And what an adorable addition tot he fmily!

M.Kate said...

Yep..kids rule when it comes to furry friends, and moms clean up...in my case anyway :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Good for you! And best to all!

Sandra Ree said...

Sweet post, I love that you referred to your hubby as "Softy". Daughters have a way of making that so true.:)

Anonymous said...

home again home again jiggety jig

faire un songe said...

Hallo.
Dank je wel voor je lieve woorden in het Nederlands op mijn blog.
Wat heb je een prachtige foto's op je blog staan.
Groetjes Hetty Holland.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hi,

What a lovely post! And old softy and the girls brought you a sweet new furry baby...perfect!
Ben je ook Nederlands?

xo Lidy

lotta said...

What a great story and beautiful photos. Way to go "Softy". You will never regret getting that kitty.

K.C. said...

So much for the fruits and veggies... How lucky for the kitten ... Kayce

Mrs.French said...

I am laughing! Love the fact you went to get produce and came back with a new fuzzy member of the family! This is so something the whacky Frenches would do!

Marie Louise said...

Response: The kitty is settling in quite nicely although her name has been changed to "Penny" - the girl's changed their minds.

Sandra - yes, my husband is a softy, much to his own detriment.

Mrs. French - I have a feeling you can probably out-do me when it comes to whacky!

Faire un Songe - Bedankt voor het bezoeken!

Frenchgardenhouse - Nee ik ben niet nederlands en slechts een keer naar Amsterdam voor het werk. Ik woonde en werkte in Europa voor tien jaar en al hoewel ik spreek Frans en Italiaans, ik nodig voor Google Translate Nederlands!

Krissy said...

What a great post!! What a cute kitty.... and how much better does it get than penny candy?!

The Lil Bee said...

What a little button she is! I would've done the same thing, trust me :) Enjoy her. She's a doll!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh that's so kind taking that cute little kitten home. Much more fun than a bag of ol' beans anyways. And even sweeter than fudge :)

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