I took a ride to Appleton Farms in Ipswich (I guess the official address is South Hamilton but it’s a short ride) to challenge myself by using only a particular rarely-used lens I have in my camera bag. The weather was OK but not especially pretty. The property, however, is picturesque and busy with activity. There was apparently a camp with young children having an activity in the barnyard; there were several young children there with parents hanging out watching the farm life; there was also regular farm work taking place. It made for some good practice with the lens. AND there’s a store! Our own local Pigeon Cove Ferments has kombucha and sauerkraut available there. It’s a Trustee property well worth a short drive for something a little different.