Category: Amish


It seems like I am attracted to Winter plowing by horses by the Amish farmers. I hope you enjoy seeing these posts. I decided to do the narrow landscape version to give added interest.

Innovative Amish man uses pony cart to move the church benches from one location to another!

Early Morning Silhouette

Corn shocks on top of the hill are silhouetted nicely in the early morning. There are still a few Amish farmers her in Holmes County, Ohio, that shock their corn to let it dry before bringing it in from the fields.

Ear Corn

You don’t see much corn in cribs like this anymore. It brings back memories of years ago back on the farm. Of course Iowa farms are noted for their corn. Nowadays farmers usually store their corn as shelled corn, in bins. Probably Amish farmers are some of the farmers that do put away “ear corn”!

Santa (Jim) has been visiting this family for a long time. Santa brought gifts to the Mother of this home when she was a little girl! Like Santa said, “That was a long time ago.” He said he can’t afford to visit all the children of the children of the first family he visited, but he visits at least this family and one other one, because he kind of took a liking to them. The same has happened to me. Maybe biased, since the children say I am their favorite taxi driver!

WordPress reminded me that I have had this site for 13 years. I haven’t had time to upload current photos, so I reposted this photo! I had to think of the 13 year journey, and going down the road of life! Thanks to all of you who follow me, and sometimes give me comments. May you all have blue skies ahead of you, as in this photo! This lane belongs to a very conservative Amish farmer. They are not allowed to have gravel on the lane! I suspect in the Spring it will turn into mud! I guess we each need to choose how minimalist we want to be.

Fall Plowing

Plowing with Horses

The days work is done, giving the horses and the farmer rest.

Fun Times

I picked up this young lad, his siblings and Mom, to take them home. His young cousin stepped up to the window to talk to me. He asked me what I do at home! It made my day. He was a young fella that I also had as a passenger many times with and without his parents. It made my day that he wanted to chat with the taxi driver. Maybe it helps that I give the children “smarties” when they ride with me!

When I called to schedule a visit at the assisted living facility where my 97-year-old Mother is, they said, “We were just talking about your mother!” At the table during a meal, one of the residents was crying, and my Mother got up out of her chair, went over to the lady and gave her a big hug. Wow, how sweet is that? I had a nice visit with her on the porch. She said, “I would give you a “howdy do” handshake but I think it is against the rules!” LOL