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Field trip

We drove to Canandaigua yesterday for a horse auction. Gary has been to several – it was my first. Although there were some riding horses there, the sale was aimed toward the Amish and Mennonite population of the area. The first round of sales were draft horses, singles and teams. Then the carriage horses – the trotters, Standardbreds mostly – were sold one by one for hours. I was surprised to learn that many of the horses used by the Amish start their lives on the track. Compared to buying other animals at auction, horses seem to be the most difficult. Many ailments and illnesses can be masked or go unnoticed. I sat next to an Amish man who bought several horses that day; he toold me he knew the horses or owners previously and was confident in his purchases. That has to be the way to go.

canandaigua is also cabbage country and many farms sell cabbage on the roadside.

Quite a selection! This stand had both green and purple cabbage, andn the fields where they were grown were all around us, still loaded.

We went home with some cauliflower too.

Butternut squash, and they still had peppers!

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