Monday, August 11, 2008

Good Morning!

The ride on the way to class was not as good as it was the weekend before so I only got a few pics. It is hard to take pics out the window and drive at the same time. LOL. So on the way home I did stop and take a few. Funny thing is I did not see any buggies on the road except one on my way to class and he was facing me. That is a no no taking pictures of their faces so I respected that and kept driving. Once fall gets here and the kids go to school I will go take some more pics in a different area. But as promised here's a couple pics.

This home is about 5 minutes from my house. It is an Amish home, but not like most other ones. Normally they are white and very neatly kept and tons of flowers. Sorry this was hard to take going around a curve... I believe they rent this home my hubby says. Fixed up wouldn't this be awesome!!!! All the windows are the original wavy glass.



This is where I was the entire last weekend and Saturday of this week. Yes, it's the jail aka "The Sheriff's bed and breakfast", but believe it or not I wasn't in that part. LOL. Yes this class was as boring as last week.



Of course I had to show a school. They don't really have much equipment to play on. Normally you see them all playing baseball or soccer in the yard. See the outhouse in the back. Yep no indoor plumbing still. Their school year is different because of planting and harvest. I am not sure how they do it though.



This is my absolute favorite house. You can get apple butter from them. I love the color of this Amish home. Normally she has a ton of laundry hanging outside.



I know this is pretty boring, but this is how they stack wheat by hand to dry. The original field I wanted to show you from last week was already picked up so I found this one.



Last but not least I found a buggy. I had to turn of the normal road to find one out to take a picture of. Sometimes you'll see some that are open wagons, some have head lights, some still use lanterns hung on the sides, but they are all according to law are suppose to have one of those orange triangle slow moving vehicle placards on the back.



Alright girls don't work yourself up too much as I don't want to hype up what I'm making too much. That way you aren't disappointed on Wednesday. LOL. Some of it fall and some of it is everyday. Unfortunately, I may not be able to give some of it up as I like it too much. LOL. That is the hardest part is giving up my items when I make them in the style I like, but if I know they are going to a good home that appreciates them it makes it easier. LOL.

OK... the third and final part of Tutorial Tuesday is tomorrow, so be ready to finish up your project. Have a great rest of the day! We are off to buy school shoes.
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18 comments:

Tiffany said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures with us Mary!! I can't wait to see what you have made for Wednesday!

Love you!!

Tina said...

I love the pics of Amish Country.
I'm from Amish Country in Ohio, but the Sugarcreek, Berlin area of it. I also lived in your neck of the woods for a short while when my daughter, now 23 was just beginning kindergarten.
I love that atmosphere.
T

Linda said...

LOL - I can just see you hangin out the window trying to drive and snap pics at once. Good thing you were out in the country! LOL

I have been to Amish country in PA many times and someday I have to get to it in OH!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love the Amish way and you are so lucky to be able to see that whenever you want. My sister lived in Ohio and I used to go visit there when I was about 12 years old, I loved it, there is just something about there way of living that I love.
*Rondell*

simple~needs said...

yea, the class is over!!!
i can't wait to see what you are working on........
i told carolyn at cranberry crossing about my black swan ( my dad says goose.lol) and then i seen you had mentioned it too. :)
have a great day!
kim

Jo-Anne said...

What fun and interesting pictures. I told my husband if he ever has a recruiting trip scheduled for Ohio, I am going with him! I would love a chance to see Amish country.

KATHY OF SWEETHOME GARDENS said...

That was not boring at all....there is just something about the Amish way of life that just fascinates me...thanks for sharing your pics.
Blessings
Kathy

Rosemary said...

Looking forward to tomorrow!

Thanks again for the tutorial!
Rosemary

Back in the Day said...

The pictures are amazing! Thank you for sharing! I have told my hubby that I wanted to visit the Amish country on our next vacation! We'll see!

Wendy said...

I love the pictures I so want to visit Amish country!! I have a fascination with the way they live!! Can't wait to see your new creations!!! Have a great night!!~Wendy

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Only Mary could drive while taking pictures...You are too funny! I'm glad you did though because I really enjoyed checking out the Amish country. Wish we all could go back to living the simple life!

JenW!~ said...

I love going to Amish country. I was just up there a few weeks ago. I never seem to see it all. Thanks for sharing the great photos

Nicole said...

I love the pictures. I love the simplicity of their homes and furniture. I thought I'd put you on my favorites list forever ago. I just tried to find your name, and I guess I didn't. Like like it's some great honor or anything, but I'm going to put you on right now.

Linda said...

LOL - Before you head MY way, I have a list of things for YOU to pack and bring here -starting with the black cupboard in the hall... And I am going to park Brady (155 pound Bull Mastiff) right next to my favorite things so consider yourself forewarned! :-)
But feel free to visit anytime!

hugs, Linda

Prim Lover/Farmgirl Dreamer said...

I love the pictures... wish I could have been there with you to enjoy the wonderful scenery! Glad you had a great day!

MISS PRUDENCE said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL BLOG YOU HAVE MARY..I WILL BE HEADING TO PA IN SEPTEMBER AND LOOK FORWARD TO ALL THE BACK ROAD TRIPS... I NEVER GET TIRED OR BORED OF SEEING AMISH BUGGIES OR AMISH CHILDREN PLAYING IN THE YARDS ... ON AND ON... THANK YOU FOR HELPING MY EXCITIMENT FOR MY PA TRIP TO GROW EVEN BIGGER THAN IT WAS..
I BID YOU WELL AND GOOD.

Kindra said...

I think it's just amazing how the Amish live. It's wonderful they still stick to their ways after all these years. Thanks for the fun pictures!

Can't wait for the finish of the tutorial!

Elise said...

What neat pictures!! We got nothing here, well except from some goats up the road and an alpaca farm not too far from here. It looks beautiful where you live!!
Elise