Category: Amish


Amish Barn-Raising

They didn’t want people getting up close during this barn-raising, and since I don’t have a telephoto lens for my Sony alpha6000, this is the shot I got this morning. this event might only happen in this community, once in three years. Two weeks and one day ago, the original barn was on fire. This is how it looked at 9 am this morning. I suspect it was finished by the day’s end. The Amish church community got together, and by today the farmer had another barn! For years this was done without the help of the machinery, to lift the rafters etc.

Twins’ First Ride

My last taxi job before vacation was to take these newborn twins and the family home from the hospital. Amish babies don’t look much different from other babies, do they! 🙂 Little boy on the left, and the girl on the right!

Writing up an order!

Amish Country School House

Outhouses (toilets) for Girls and Boys!

Backstop for the softball playing field!

I remember these items well from my grade school days. In those days most of the people in the countryside had one-room school houses within two miles from their homes (at the farthest).

With taxi work sometimes you haul little boys’ toys! You wouldn’t want him to be at his cousins’ place all day without his bicycle, would you?

Did anyone notice an item in the top photo which was featured in a previous blog post?

Horse riders, and covered wagon procession near Benton, Ohio.

A taxi customer out shopping for a wagon to hitch up to his team of haflinger horses.

My cousin’s son had a surprise birthday party!