The Big White Cow
Inside The Local Dairy Queen
The Mennonite Cheese Shop
Little Debbie Factory Truck Docking
This weekend, we drove through Stuarts Draft, a little town about 10 minutes away. The locals affectionatly refer to it as "The Draft". I bet you thought this post was about the military draft! The Draft is a big contradiction. This is because it is in the heart of the Shennandoah Valley and is mostly farmland, home to many very conservative Mennonites, but the farms surround many large modern factories. Hershey Chocolate, The McKee Family factory (makers of Little Debbie), Alcoa, Hollister medical products, and a huge Target distribution center. Timeless, age old ways of living, and modern technology, all mixed together in one charming little town. Enjoy your tour.
"He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs; there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle. They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest; he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish." Psalm 107:35,38