Friday, June 4, 2010
An Amish breakfast was being held prior to the auction. We walked into a tent full of Amish ladies cooking over propane stoves, using old fashioned egg beaters to mix the pancake batter. It was delicious! As you left the tent, there were large tables filled with homemade pies, breads, cinnamon rolls, cookies and noodles for sale. On the outside of the tent, there was a booth set up to sell homemade ice cream! Now remember, they don't use electricity. And to make enough ice cream to sell to a large crowd, they had an industrial size ice cream churn.......attached to a small gas engine to churn it! As the day went on, they switched to selling cups of homemade noodle soup, sandwiches and slices of pie. Needless to say, my diet was shot that day!
As we were sitting there watching the auction, a little Amish boy came up to us carrying a puppy. He asked us if anyone wanted a puppy. My brother picked up the puppy and held her. She was adorable! The little boy said she's for free. My heart melted and my husband and brother gave me puppy dog eyes right along with the puppy. I could not resist! And I said yes! I decided to still give him some money ($10.00), but he wouldn't take it until after my third attempt. He walked off with a big grin on his face! As we looked at her and did some on-line research on our phones, we decided she's probably a pure bred Blue Heeler aka an Australian Cattle Dog. After a week of contemplating, we decided to name her Kiah (pronounced K-eye-ah). It is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning "from the beautiful place".