The Unlikely Quartet

Let me preface this by saying that this post will have no accompanying photos.

This afternoon, I heard a “slight” knock at the front door. With temperatures romancing the 90’s,  I was not humored as I went to see if it was Ben teasing me. As I looked out the window on the door, I was somewhat shocked at what I saw!

 Four Amish ladies appeared on my front porch! I opened the door and one stepped forward, asking if I knew where they might find Olive Tree Soaps! I do have a few customers who travel to pick up orders from me to save on shipping, but this was a most unexpected surprise!

I invited the four ladies inside and discovered that I had spoken to two of them previously on the telephone when they called to place orders. You see, once you prove to be a good vendor, your name quickly spreads throughout the community, which is very large….I have Amish customers from Missouri to Michigan to New York!

The ladies were almost as surprised as I. They surely thought they might have lost their way, not expecting Olive Tree Soaps to be a “house in the woods” , but instead a “business”!

We visited, I packed two orders for two of the ladies,  and it was a very wonderful little visit.

You just never know who might come a knocking at the door, eh?

Photo Hunters…Happy



 The theme “Happy” made me think of lots of things I could have used….pictures of my kids, my husband, my Scotties….

But, as I thought about Happy, I realized that one great sources of happiness in this life is my camera!!! So, I submit a picture of my “toybox”.  Nearly everywhere I go,  my toybox accompanies me. To the point that my family only groans instead of asking when I appear ready to travel in the truck!!!