Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Farm Neighbors

Last summer when I was here, the Amish neighbors were harvesting wheat. Now, in the early autumn they are bringing in the corn stalks to make silage.

The Amish community here are not allowed by their rules to have any rubber on their steel wheels so their buggies and wagons make quite a clatter on the roads. The rumble and shake from the double trailer loads can be heard from half a mile away.

The idyllic weather combined with the old fashioned machinery and horses make for pastoral scenes.

My son-in-law is good friends with many of his neighbors who stop by to chat, get advice or use the phone nearly every day.
We never know when someone may be stopping by and it keeps the day interesting.


  1. We had several Amish families move into the area several years ago. I buy eggs from them and sometimes have to go frequently because the chickens are not cooperating. It is always amazing to see what is going on at their farms. They are such peaceful places. Ruth's house is always so clean and tidy. Makes me want to go home and get rid of "stuff". Instead I go home and thank God for my air conditioning and dish washer among other things.

  2. Yes, how DO they keep everything so clean when there is no hot water in the house? Last summer when it was 98 degrees plus humidity I did not envy anything about their lifestyle without so much as a fan in the bedroom at night or a cool shower. Wood cook stove in the kitchen too. No thanks!

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