Some Market Scenes

7 Sep

I know I tell you all the time that I’m going to the farmer’s market, but I don’t often share pictures.  Tonight, I thought I’d share a few.  We’ll start with my stall.


SOOC jams: strawberry, tomato preserves, peach, cranberry pepper jelly, red raspberry and plum

soap stall

soaps, note cards and my first novel, Consent

Some people.  I take pictures for the market’s Facebook page, and I try to always get some fun pictures of people.

kids playing

couple walking hand in hand

I think the prednisone had me totally distracted and out of it, but I did take a couple of other pictures just because.

pigeons on elevator


American and Iowa flags

Finally, our market is quite close to a very busy train tracks.


I could do without the blaring trains.  Otherwise,  I love the market!

I’m sharing this with Song-ography, for Queen’s I Want to Break Free, which might not makes sense at first.  However, the things I’ve shared in this post are the things I want to break free from the constraints of my off-farm job to do.  I love farming and making products for sale.  I love photographing things (obviously need to work on my street photography) and my writing is also included here.  This is what I want to be free to do.

I’m also linking to SOOC Sunday and Weekly Top Shot.

39 Responses to “Some Market Scenes”

  1. TexWisGirl September 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    i like the birds on the roof of the grainery – or feed mill or whatever.

  2. Joani September 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    And, one day you shall be free. Love the photos. Thanks for sharing.

    • Teresa September 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

      Thanks, Joani. I do hope so. 🙂

  3. September 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    Nice — I envy you the small town—- looks very rural—- I love the city but would enjoy this on a vacation– its such a hustle and bustle here

    • Teresa September 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

      I do love my country/small town world! Glad you stopped by.

  4. Pinkoddy September 7, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    Looks a gorgeous day at the market

    • Teresa September 7, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

      Thanks. It was warm but pretty nice.

  5. jeanniemaries September 8, 2013 at 6:52 am #

    I enjoyed the visit to your market via your blog. Great captures on the children and the senior couple.

    • Teresa September 8, 2013 at 7:28 am #

      Thanks. It’s always fun to see the wide range of visitors to the market.

  6. Alica September 8, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    I enjoy going to farmers’ markets…your jellies and jams would be finding their way home with me, I’m sure. And your soaps, too!

    • Teresa September 8, 2013 at 7:56 am #

      Thanks, Alicia. It is fun.

  7. Coloring Outside the Lines September 8, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    I hope you get to live your dream soon. Great shots, and good luck with the sale of your book!

    • Teresa September 8, 2013 at 8:26 am #

      Thanks! I am living my dream, but it’s interrupted by work. 🙂

  8. Adrienne September 8, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    I relate to that feeling! I have a 9-5 that pays bills…but it’s something I often wish to be freed from…more creating and photography time would be paradise!!

    • Teresa September 8, 2013 at 9:38 am #

      It would be! Hope you can make it a reality.

  9. kim September 8, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    I love these farmer’s markets! Such a fun walk through.

    • Teresa September 8, 2013 at 10:42 am #

      Thanks, Kim. It’s a great small town to participate in the market.

  10. sharonodegaard September 8, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    Oh, I can so relate! I would love to have more time to be creative, but for now I must work (though I do love my job). Your jams look amazingly delicious. And I love the old barn photos.

    • Teresa September 8, 2013 at 10:43 am #

      It was a lot easier when I liked my job. Sadly, the job has changed through the years, and I’d much prefer not to be doing it now. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Molly September 8, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    I do so love a market, we don’t have enough of them round here


    • Teresa September 8, 2013 at 10:43 am #

      There’s actually quite a few in my area, but most aren’t very big.

  12. Pondside September 8, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    I thought of you yesterday, when my daughter gave me a bar of goats’ mile soap and it filled the room with the loveliest fragrance. Now you’ve talked about ‘breaking free’ and you are singing my song. I’m struggling with a decision that must soon be made, whether or not to retire early. There are big and important pros and cons on each side. Hang in there!

    • Teresa September 8, 2013 at 10:44 am #

      It really is a tough decision. The work you do is important, but I know how much it takes its toll. Blessings in whatever you decide.

  13. itsallaboutpurple September 8, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    i have broken free from the 9-5, and i LOVE it!! free to do what ever i want and life just does not get any better!!

    my favorite……the cute couple, holding hands!!

    • Teresa September 8, 2013 at 11:37 am #

      So happy for you! (and really jealous too) 🙂

  14. Saundra Coleman Schuler September 8, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    I like the shot of e couple walking holding hands too cute.

    • Teresa September 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

      Thanks. They are there every week and always hold hands. 🙂

  15. Pat September 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    Your stall looks so full of good things it’s got to be a hit. Your people photos are wonderful – so much fun and joy expressed in the first one and love and devotion in the second. Love the barn and flag shots too.

    • Teresa September 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

      Thanks, Pat. In my rural area, I don’t have many opportunities for street photography.

  16. Ida P. Krause September 8, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    It made perfect sense. All your products sound wonderful. I liked your photos very much. Especially the one with the birds on the building.

  17. christineenyartelfers September 9, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    thanks for sharing a piece of your life. love the picture & texture of the flag.

  18. kadee September 9, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    At least you know where you want to go … a place that spells “peace” for you! As long as it’s planted in your mind, you’ll get there and all the restraints will be gone! Love the shot of the three boys!

    • Teresa September 9, 2013 at 11:52 am #

      Thank you for such kind words of encouragement. 🙂

  19. Kathy September 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    If one wants to break free, it’s always good to know which direction you want to head to. You obviously do. That’s a good thing :). Thanks for linking up to Song-ography.

    • Teresa September 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

      Thanks, Kathy. This really is a very fun meme!

  20. Candy C. September 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    Your jams and preserves are lovely! 🙂
    We have a train track that runs right through the middle of our small town too. It is REALLY annoying if you happen to be outside a business when they come through blaring their horn.

    • Teresa September 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

      These tracks are really busy!

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