Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Homestead Creamery

 Two of the items on our Summer Bucket List was to tour the Homestead Creamery and eat ice cream sundaes for lunch.  We decided we could knock both of those items out at once, only we'd be eating ice cream for dinner on this occasion.
 Inside the store are many local products like cheeses and cases of regional meat.

They also have spices, jams, apple pie fillings, and extracts.

We like to eat our cones on the back porch, which is covered and relaxing.
They have about 20 flavors to choose from.

I got my standby favorite, peanut butter.
Check out the size of this cone - that's why it constituted dinner!

 Paul decided to try something new, and got blueberry pomegranate.

Pierce had lemon crunch in a kid's cone.

And we all shared with the twins.

Ice cream for dinner makes for happy boys.
 
 Turns out the tours are only offered on weekdays, when they have people working in the production part.
So we went out back to the petting zoo instead.  The people who were working the store gave us an entire loaf of bread to feed the animals!  They're so nice there.

They have a great sandbox set up, so the kids can feed animals and play in the sand, all at once.

Of course, Pierce went straight after this digger.
He was in the construction zone.
And no worries, I did supplement their dinner just a tiny bit when we got home!

This post is linked with the Summertime Fun Party at Little Wonders Days

On a side note, wishing my Mom a very Happy Birthday today!

34 comments:

Karen said...

What a great place! And the ice cream flavors are delicious!!...

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You got to dig into sand and ice cream what fun! I love the favors you selected. What great outing!

Samantha said...

You two are such fun parents!
Feel free to invite me to dinner anytime :D

Jen said...

Oh my goodness, your boys are adorable!! You are outnumbered for sure, but with blue blessings.

Jen
Creative and Curious Kids!

Dianna said...

Sweet post. Love the pic of the twins sitting at the little picnic table: so cute!
Your Pierce reminds me of my son at that age: if there's construction equipment around, he's going for it!

Mildred said...

Good Morning Lisa, It is a pleasure to meet you; thanks for stopping by to leave a comment. What a beautiful family and a great outing. The petting zoo looks like a lot of fun and oh, the ice cream! I love peanut butter anything so your ice cream cone looks especially tasty. I've signed on as a follower. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Little Wonders' Days said...

That looks like sooooo much fun! I loved it when we were kids and my parents let us have dessert for a meal. It wasn't often, so it was special. Thanks for linking up to the party and for the great idea!
ps, I'm a soda junkie too,but trying to change my ways:)

Nancy said...

Now why couldn't my mom have offered ice cream for dinner -- just once! :)

Oh, and the tadpoles are in the mail!

w said...

dairy and a petting farm. two of my greatest fears.

thanks for letting me live through you.

Sonya Heilmann said...

That looks like a fun (and tasty) place! You and your boys have so many fun adventures!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday to your mother.

Looked like a nice place to shop and have some ice cream - when I see your pictures I think about all the boys!

Richard said...

Looks great, we have a place kind of like this in my neck of the woods. Its a Mennonite dairy farm that sells ice cream and milk and butter from their farm. Richard from the Amish Settlement of Lebanon,Pa

texwisgirl said...

love the size of that "kid's" cone! :) great dinner!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I never met an ice cream cone I didn't like, nor a cute farm shop. What a fun field trip destination!

Trisha said...

That looks like such a fun place to grab a cone! Such a cute shop too :)

Texan said...

Everyone should have ice cream for dinner once in a while :O)

Looked most tasty!

Katie @Pinke Post said...

Amazing summertime fun! Love the flavors of ice cream and you have a beautiful family.

Sall's Country Life said...

What a fun place for kids (and me too) The ice cream sounds delicious!

warren said...

Ice cream for dinner sounds awesome! I had pie for diner last night! Gosh I love summer!

Lilly's Mom (Desiree) said...

I love love love their icecream :) My dad just took a load of school kids up there for a field trip a few weeks ago...

Sally said...

Your cubs are adorable!

Such a neat place to enjoy a summertime treat! :)

Shore Girl said...

We have a local ice cream shop where ice cream constitutes dinner too! You certainly couldn't eat dinner and have room for even a "small" helping of their ice cream too --- so why not call it dinner on a hot Saturday night?
BTW - thanks for your sweet comment on my blog post!

blueviolet said...

Those ice cream faces are just too cute! It's nice to see that they're so friendly and welcoming there. The animals appeared to really enjoy that loaf of bread!

Shell said...

What fun! I want ice cream for lunch!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Your boys are precious! -- barbara

Ginny said...

This place looks amazing!!! I really want to go now. I Googled it, and it is two hours from here on the interstate. A bit much travel for me, but I may have to go later this summer!!

Sandy said...

I saw your tweet about this while scanning tweets this morning and I thought it said "crematory"!! I had to stop and read it again...lol. Looks like a great place to spend an afternoon.

Valerie said...

Peanut butter would have been my flavor of choice too!

Looks like you guys had one fun time!!!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You may remember that I am a ice cream kind of person. I would think that yall had the perfect meal :) also beautiful kids!

Snapper II said...

Great family outing. No more neaded
in the food group, I vote for "Ice cream supper. LOL

laughwithusblog said...

Oh this looks like a blast--even without the tour. Man I want one of those cones!

The Blue Zoo said...

Heck yea, I want ice cream for dinner! That looks like a great day!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Wonderful. My kind of dinner! ;-)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That looks like a really cool place! The ice cream flavors sound delicious!