Tis A Gift To Be Simple
I spent two weeks with my friend KimberKay driving an Amish family to visit their relatives- We stayed in Amish communities in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Vermont and Ontario. Fascinating culture, definitely many things we can learn from the simple life, or as they call it being "Plain".
|Kerosene lighting in an Amish home in Shipshawana, Indiana|
|Kimber and her Aunt Shirley- Oh my Garsh.|
|One of many Amish quilts on the beds we slept in~|
|Amish Children are so well behaved...it was interesting.|
|A typical Amish laundry room.|
|A boat ride on the pond|
|Sink and water pump|
|Having fun in a bonnet. : )|
|Wash tubs for laundry|
|One room school house- grades 1-8|
|I visited the school with this group of young teachers- kind of an inservice Amish style.|
|One room school house- in Somerset, Pennsylvania|
|The St. Bernards of John Yoder|
|Hiking in the Appalachians with the Amish|
|Amish Quilts made my Sarah and Annie Renno- Sinking Valley, PA|
|We enjoyed our time in this stone farm house is over 200 years old- built in 1801-|
|Green house heater|
|This Produce farm is in the end stages of being certified organic- Beautiful place to visit.|
|Driver of the plow|
|Enjoyed my tour of the farm|
|The Amish prefer not to be identifiable in photos. |
There were so many dear people- I took pictures with my heart.
|This is Arnold- the grandfather of my Amish friend Hannah (but he is not Amish)|
Arnold lives near Boston- and rides his bike 3000 miles ever year. He is 87 years old.
|Salisbury Beach, New Hampshire|
|Mary Had A Little Lamb - School House|
|I visited an Amish Cheese house and helped make cheese|
This is Robert the cheese maker preparing cheddar cheese for aging.
|Heidi in front of the cheese house. |
|This label shows the same cheese house that I am standing in front of above|
|The orginal painting on the cheese label- painted by Robert's mother.|
Note Mt. Kattdin to the left of the house. Beginning of the Appalachian trail in Northern Maine.
|Horse drawn Milk Wagon|
|Wheels of Cheddar cheese|
|Wood burning cook stove- wonderful way to |
2. Heart your home
3. heat your water (note the hot water heater behind the stove)