Spring Awakening

On slow relaxing mornings, Shannon’s breakfast comfort food is always fresh scrambled eggs.  Thursday morning we had no formal plans for the day, and no eggs in the refrigerator.  On several occasions, driving home on Salmon Creek Road, Shannon remembered passing a small farm with a sign advertising fresh eggs.  Feeling the need to start the day off right, she headed for this farm only to find the sign wasn’t posted.  Not ready to give up on this luxury, Shannon learned from a local store that she could also get fresh farm raised eggs at Michael Herbert’s Dental Office just up the road in Williamson.  At the counter in the dental office Shannon reluctantly asked for their fresh eggs??  Half expecting a strange look followed by laughter, sure enough they presented fresh eggs…no appointment necessary.  She learned that the dentist’s brother runs a nearby local farm.

It was so nice to have a day without any appointments or obligations where we could relax and get caught up on a few things around the house.  By the end of the day I had worked my pile of papers down significantly.  It was a warm sunny Spring day, and in the afternoon before the sun set we took advantage of the nice weather with a walk down Pig’s Lane (a historic backyard right of way) to the Post Office to get our mail.  We brought the camera along and took it slow and easy just absorbing Spring — blooming flowers, green grass, overflowing creeks, awakening plants, and more daylight.  On the way back, we decided to take a shortcut through the Mariner’s Club only to find that there was no way out through their gated fence.  Determined not to backtrack we found a broken down section of gate at the end of the row right next to the Lake.  Would have been fairly easy to scale on two legs, but with only one it turned out to be quite a feat.  I managed to sit down and shimmy my way across ending our walk with a little adventure.


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8 Responses to Spring Awakening

  1. Cousin Mike says:

    Glad you got out hiking and enjoyed a great day! Yesterday was the first time the sun was shining at a track meet this season and so now we’re all sun burnt. I’m sure that the state of New York will make us take a class before being allowed to go to track meets again…

  2. Tracey Zimmerman says:

    Dr. Herbert is the best!!! He is such a great supporter of the community and the school. He can always be counted on for fundraising and volunteer work. He always waves with a smile when he is walking to work or just out for a stroll. The fact that he has fresh eggs available at his office is no surprise to me.

  3. ginger johannes says:


  4. Lisa says:

    What a nice story, and some great pix on this dreary Sunday nite. Your smiles, stories, and pictures always brighten my day. Thanks for my sweet dreams.

  5. Cousin Geoffrey says:

    I’m switching dentists tomorrow. Thanks for this incredible tip! Yet another great opportunity found in none other than Wayne County!

  6. Jessica says:

    I was just talking the other day with some guys from work about how much better fresh brown eggs are than the kind you get at the grocery store. I never would have thought to get them from the dentist, though. Ah, the charms of small town life!

  7. Marianne Borrelli says:

    See ……that’s the beauty and simplicity of living in the 315 area code!! Lived it for years. Loved the perks! That woman at the dentist’s office looks very familiar to me. I think I ran into her when I worked for Wayne Pharmacy and visited All the doc’s offices all over Wayne and Ontario Counties. Small world!!!
    Nice pics! We enjoyed a well deserved relaxing weekend too. Caroline came home for a few days!!
    Enjoy the day. I’m sure you are gearing up for next week, when you will be back on the road!

  8. Anthony D. says:

    Is that hoop regulation? I thought white men can’t jump. That is a great picture man. So good to see you getting some independence back.

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