Isn't he a beauty? He looked very friendly, too, as he just started
coming towards me as I got out of my car to snap a pic of the
barn. That hazy look you see is dust. We were on a gravel road
and were they ever dusty!
Here's the barn that I was wanting to snap, but Black Beauty kept
catching my eye. This is another barn I'm sharing from our day
trip to the Amish community near Clark, MO over a week ago.
You can tell in this shot that Black Beauty was moving
a little bit closer all the time. I used my zoom in that first shot. I
really wished that day that the grass and weeds weren't so tall and I wasn't in my flipflops, or I would have walked over to the fence. Do you see
the purple martin house just past the horse? Most Amish homes have them, I noticed.
This is another barn almost identical to the one above. I wish my shot was a bit clearer. It must have been the sun. :) Anyway, see the sign in the front? The Amish homes that have goods for sale will have a sign near their driveway stating what they have for sale that day. This one had produce. I bought cucumbers for 25 cents at one home.
My daughter went with me on this trip. She had never been to the Amish
community and found it very interesting. There is another thing she
encountered and actually used that day that was a first for her.
Yes, it is what you think it is! An old-fashioned outhouse.
There were actually signs to lead the way to it. Now some
of us are, ahem, old enough to remember or have even used these in
the past. Raising my hand and waving here. This one was a two-seater. But, nary a place to wash your hands in sight that we could see. Thank goodness for hand sanitizers that we carry in the car! :)
We had stopped at this house because it said Bakery on their sign and
the Amish women have such yummy baked goods. We bought a loaf of bread and a pecan pie at this house. Oh my, I wish I had the recipe for the pecan pie. It was the best I'd ever eaten!
There will be a few more barns and other scenes from this very
interesting community to come. Thanks for stopping by!
Linking to Tricia's Barn Charm
Until next time...