Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Being born and raised in Ohio, I feel very lucky. Ohio is a truly beautiful state. I can do without the snow, but fall is a wonderful time of year. This is an Amish yard. They keep their property perfect. You can stop to buy pumpkins from some places.
I love seeing the kids going to their one room schools. It is fun seeing them anywhere. At auctions, playing ball, playing in the yards and in the buggys. They are darling.
The farmers all use horses for plowing. It is a treat to see them in the fields, they all wave when we pass by. They are very friendly. I love living near enough to drive through their area and eating is a treat there. The food cannot be beat. You should try to visit Ohio soon.


craftydiane said...

Great pictures! Isn't it funny to see those Amish kids all dressed in their old world garb and carrying moderin day lunch box coolers?! I love reading books about the Amish.

craftydiane said...

Well I spelled modern wrong in the previous post! Sorry.

Mel said...

We are blessed to share our countryside with Amish families also. I just think, they are great neighbors, hard workers, and a pleasure to be around. I often express to our family, we should go spend a weekend in their shoes and learn some of their skills.
I found your blog on BitterSweetPunkins blog, it is a really wet and cold day here, so a great day to catch up on blogging.


onlymehere said...

I love their furniture too. I've heard so much good about the Amish in blogs. I'd love to go to Ohio some day!

Kathy said...

Ohio is one of my favorite states! It's been a few years since we visited - you just reminded me it's time for another visit!

Heidi said...

Yep! And because you have always loved the Amish I can say that we could write a book called Growing Up Watching the They are a wonderful group of people and I agree that the kids are fun to see. I miss Ohio falls as they are the very best on earth.

Love and hugs ~

Mary said...

I know how beautiful the Amish countryside always is - using the old ways to farm, and showing such love and respect for their land is truly uplifting. I was in the Lancaster, PA area last year and enjoyed stopping at the Amish farmstands and markets.

Why don't you write that book Nancy - Heidi's title sounds quite interesting!

Hugs - Mary.

Tam said...

LOVELY pictures Nancy! Lancaster, PA isn't too far from me and I always enjoy visiting the area not only for enjoying the Amish community but also for the fabric buys and food!
I have been to Ohio a few times but just passing through I will need to stop and visit a while next time.
Thanks for sharing!

Sonja said...

Your Ohio looks inviting!! It would almost make me regretting my trip to LA... I do hope that one day in the future I will find my way to Ohio. I've heard so much from you and Heidi, it makes me curious!!

Anonymous said...

That looks very good! And I look forward to visit Ohio next year. Fall is the best time of the year to visit Ohio? So maybe I see the children with my own eyes than. Can I visit you for a cup of tea? I wish you a lot luck and health. Groetjes, Elly

Sweetie said...

Hi Nancy, Ohio is a beautiful state. I can relate to your experiences with the Amish as we live very close to Amish country. You took wonderful photos of the Amish. I think of you often.

angelasweby said...

These are lovely pictures especially the one of the children on their way to school. It must be such a unique feeling moving around in a place where time seems to have stood still. I can only imagine how delicious the food is, just plain, simple honest fare.

The colours of the pumpkin display are so rich and vibrant. Autumn really does know how to put on a show!!
Hugs Angela