I'm sharing photos from my visit to the Amish community. The sun was brightly shining that day, so it was hard to get a real clear shot with my camera. Most of their barns are red and very tidy looking. Do you see the buggy?
You'll see a lot of horses in this community. I was happy to spot this draft horse, or some call them work horses. When I was a youngster growing up on the farm, we had a lot of horses. We had a pair of work horses that my dad bought for some reason. He didn't use them for working that I recall. I do remember how gentle they were. Their names were Pet and Pat. They were so tall that I had to climb up a gate in order to get on their back. I didn't ride them, I just liked sitting on them. They were so big, I could even lay down on their backs. We didn't have them very many years. I don't have any photos of them because that was before I got my little brownie camera!
An Amish school house. I thought the name was interesting. There are several schools in the area. And below is one of the outhouses that go along with these schools! See the red handle by the school? That is where they draw water. The school looks very similar to my old country school that I attended the first 6 years of my life. So does the outhouse and water pump. It sounds primitive doesn't it, but I'm glad I got to experience going to a little country school. I have fond memories of that time. We didn't have plumbing, but we did have electricity!
Isn't the filly a pretty thing? I didn't aim to shoot the mare's backside...I was focusing on the filly! When we were living at our country home, we had a couple of horses. One of them wasn't broke to ride, so we took her to the Amish community where they kept the horse and tried to break him. He wasn't quite gentle enough to suit me, so he wasn't ridden very much. When we moved to our present home, the horses were sold. I do have photos of them and I'll show them one day soon.
There is still more to come from the Amish community. So stay tuned! I'll share more next week. Oh, I think I mentioned the baked goods for sale in this area? Last week I mentioned the yummy pecan pie I bought. They did have some fried pies that day and I bought several of them, too. Oh. My. Word. They were so delicious!! Here's a FYI. If you want them, I'm told they only sell them on Fridays and Saturdays. It's probably a good thing I don't go there very often!!
If you like barns, be sure to visit Tricia's Barn Charm.
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time...