Friday, September 3, 2010

AMISH COUNTRY AND BARNS

We spent time in amish country in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and Indiana. We didn't actually plan it that way, but it ended up that way. I love their buggies and barns! This buggy was at a farm that has a little store. We were looking for baked goods, but it was the wrong day, so we bought some swiss cheese. DH saw a bag of candy that he wanted - grapefruit candy. I had never heard of grapefruit candy before, but I tried it. Wow! It was really good, so we went back for two more bags. We are bad....
This is an amish farm. I wanted a picture of the sheep.
Who ever heard of a blue barn? When I saw this one, I grabbed my camera and took a picture as we drove by. Don't these people know that barns are supposed to be red???
Yes, I saw some Amish quilts, but didn't feel comfortable taking pictures in their shops. I suppose I could have asked, but didn't. I did buy an amish rug, some jars of jelly and a cookbook. Now we are on our way to the Chicago area and will visit my sister, brother and other relatives. Have a nice Labor Day weekend!

16 comments:

Karen said...

You have been gone a long time. Are you anxious to get home?

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Hello Ruth, Thank you for visiting my blog and oh, I would have loved to have you visit us here in Des Moines and you would have been welcomed to stay at our home.

I know your a anxious to get home, but oh my you two guys are making wonderful memories and just think last year this time we were on our road to retirement and don't you just love, love, love it?

Have a safe trip home and someday maybe we will beable to meet! But if you change your mind you know you will be welcome!!! :)

Lot's of hugs, Carolyn

Katie said...

Oh...now I want to paint my barn purple! If they can have a blue one, why can't I have a purple one? (Mine is red now and matches the doors to my house nicely...) Grapefruit candy sounds wonderful - I'm going to keep my eyes open for that. Have a fun time with your relatives!

sewmeow said...

Enjoy your trip...wonderful!

Marsha said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful trip! Wave HI to all my Chicago area friends for me.

Barb said...

Enjoyed the pictures.

Lori said...

That is beautiful country. Looks like you had some fantastic weather too!!

---"Love" said...

You two are becoming vagabonds! What fun you must be having! The blue barn is pretty, but they must not have dust storms like we have in Texas or it would be looking dirty! Have fun with your family. ---"Love"

Bunny said...

Love that blue barn and it sure sounds like you are having a wonderful adventure.

Beth said...

Would it be wrong for me to say I really like that blue barn???!!! Well I do. I know they are supposed to be red, but I love blue. The pictures are really nice, sounds like you are having a good time.

Donna said...

I've enjoyed your posts about your trip. What beautiful countryside. We need to leave the west coast next year and go back and visit eastern U.S. again. It's been a few years, and that's too long.

delphi7 said...

I can't wait until I retire too, I'll probably have to be pried out of my sewing chair! My in-laws live in Indiana and when we visit them we always go to the Amish stores and buy cheeses and various other things that I never heard of like pickled asparagus. I've never seen a blue barn before but I've seen a lot of black barns in Kentucky and never could find out why they were that color.

Christine said...

Gorgeous photos- thanks for sharing! I really need to get out to Lancaster more often :)

Monica said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am soooo jealous. Lancaster County is on my bucket list of places to visit.

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Christine LeFever said...

I have loved the Amish ever since I first learned about them back in the early 70's when my husband was a newspaper reporter for The Battle Creek Enquirer & News, and did a six week feature story on the Amish of Centerville, Indiana. I was able to go with him and get into the homes of some of them. I love their old fashioned ways so much. But, I also love my modern world. These pictures are beautiful. That blue barn is a trip!

Teresa said...

I just love the Amish Country and how pretty their farms always look. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Its fuuny, when we were in the Lancaster area of Pa visiting the quilt shops, much of the fabric they sold was printed by Springs industry, right here in my home town.