Thursday, September 18, 2014

Amish Signs, Good Fences, and Wisconsin Barns



The horse (above) came barreling toward me, full speed. 
I like horses, but I was pretty glad that there was a fence between us.


Look at this beautiful creature!



Oh. He wasn't coming to run me over; he only wanted to read the sign:

'No Sunday Sales'


 Sam's Driveway



Out in the beautiful Coulees and Ridges
of Southwestern Wisconsin



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58 comments:

Trace4J said...

:0)) He was happy to see you.
How fun!
Woolie hugs

Samantha said...

He was hoping you'd take the hint and go and buy him some of that fresh fruit to eat!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

He's gorgeous...I am sure he was hoping that you had a carrot for him! :)

Dicky Bird said...

He must be lonely. I love South West Wisconsin - New Glaris, Black Earth and MT. Horeb area.

Dicky Bird said...

He must be lonely. I love South West Wisconsin - New Glaris, Black Earth and MT. Horeb area.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh, he IS a handsome fella, isn't he!
We have numerous Amish settlements dotted around the area; I especially love their raw milk cheeses (the jalapeno is the best ever!) and their 'Traffic Jam' aka Wedding jam.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

I'm tempted to say that I like horses, but couldn't eat a whole one. But I won't, because it might be misunderstood. He is indeed a beautiful creature. Really liked your photos - very pastoral. The Norwegian-Irish sign is a good symbol!

Arlene Grimm said...

Judy that horse probably thought you had some lumps of sugar to share! Love seeing the Wisconsin photos! So pretty.

Lynne said...

Twisty roads and lanes to find the Irish Way and Norwegian, can't remember the rest of the sign. Looks like what I remember from my child like eyes as I road along with my dad as he stopped to get cheese at different places. The hills and trees, country, barns, animals . . . fences . . . the photos take me back. I also remember CAR SICK . . .

Lynne said...

I think I RODE along instead of ROAD . . .

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! Like your interpretation of why the horse was running towards the fence. ;)

Tom said...

I alway enjoy Amish hand lettered signs. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Linda Kay said...

Judy, great job on the fence and the sign....and the beautiful animal. Love the color of the horse.

georgettesullins said...

Whoa it does look like he was happy to see you.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful horse! I'd be glad of the fence between me and the horse too! Love the hand painted sign and beautiful farm and countryside. Have a super day!

TexWisGirl said...

a great combination to love, there! beautiful!

Stephanie said...

The horse is truly magnificent! Lovely shots, Judy :) Hugs to you!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Judy, that horse is my very favorite color horse! I believe it's called bay - brown with very dark mane. Your photos are superb! I'm so glad you share them with us through your blog.

Diane said...

How funny-- bet he was hoping for a carrot or apple. I'm sure the horses are enjoying this cooler weather. Nice pictures!

Ruth Kelly said...

That horse just wanted to say hello and hey, give me some treats.

Rose said...

I bet that horse loves people! And is probably well loved if he has that reaction to people. Loved seeing all these shots. Been through Wisconsin a couple times and loved it.

Karen S. said...

It sure is lovely in your world!

happywonderer said...

Love the photo you got of the horse in action. Fences can be real good! :)
Such beautiful country you live in.
Have a great weekend.

VioletSky said...

I hope that hand made sign gets them lots of sales!
I like the Irish-Norwegian interchange :). Any other nationalities, I wonder??

Ida said...

That was a gorgeous horse. Of course being that I'm a tad "afraid" of horses had it galloped towards me like that I would have been off like a scared rabbit looking for safety. Good thing there was a fence. I hope the horse liked what he read on the sign. That sign is sort of funny being that it's in the US and yet the names on the sign talk about other countries. The US is diverse indeed.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh the horse is a real lovely one. The fences are lovely takes.

Have a great day!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Lovely pictures!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This was fun, especially the horse reading the sign. Ha! Beautiful pictures!

Primitive Stars said...

Beautiful horse and scenery.Good fence too, Blessings Francine.

eileeninmd said...

I am glad he is not a jumper and just a reader! It is a beautiful horse! Love the photos!

DeniseinVA said...

He's a handsome horse and these are lovely rural scenes.

Blackberry Lane said...

Very nice pictures. Beautiful horse.

podso said...

And you had your camera with you! Beautiful photos. I bet you are watching the news today across the pond. Meant to say how fun it was to get my order. So nicely done. Thanks! Taking them as hostess gifts on our next trip.

MTWaggin said...

It is so lovely and green there! Love the signs and the horse!

Marleen said...

What a beautiful animal! And I would love to follow that sign and have a look around there..

Marie said...

Beautiful farm & fence! What a lovely horse as well. How nice you can get organic produce there!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous horse!

L. D. said...

It really is great to see this area of the country.

Amy Burzese said...

A gorgeous animal. And your part of the country looks gorgeous also. I wish to visit there one day.

Terri D said...

Such a beautiful horse! Gorgeous.

Debbie said...

he is a beauty!! i have felt that "good thing for a fence" feeling....perhaps they think we have carrots!!

the only thing i love more then a good fence, is a beautiful horse and pretty country views!!

Tanya Breese said...

oh he's gorgeous and that's funny, he does look like he's reading the sign!

Jim said...

I like that style of street sign.

Patti said...

Thank you for popping by my blog this evening and for leaving me a lovely comment.

Wisconsin is one of those states that I've been in as I've been enroute from one city to another. I spent the night in Madison many years ago.

Your photos are beautiful. That horse is gorgeous.

I'll be visiting your Etsy store, as I love using handmade soaps.

Blessings,
Patti @ Magnolia Cottage

Beatrice Euphemie said...

A beautiful horse - he wanted a treat! Lovely farm - pretty countryside there. I've never been to Wisconsin, but I had a good friend from Eau Claire when I was young. I always loved the way she said 'Chair'..... 'Cheer' :) xo Karen

Gemma Wiseman said...

The horse is in such wonderful condition. The area around is so beautiful. Lovely photos.

Lana Wallpe said...

Your pictures just keep amazing me. I wish we would have wandered off the beaten path when we went to the Dells. We did, a bit, to visit a winery, but I would have taken the scenic road if we had had more time to get home. Maybe next time.....

Nancy Shuman said...

How beautiful - as always!

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

funny how we both spoke of the Amish. they really are such a great group of folks. i wish i could learn more ... i love learning. ( :

Donna said...

That's a beautiful farm area and horse! He wasn't trying to scare you, just anxious to make friends, LOL.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Judy, let me be the 51st person to say how much I enjoyed this post. There's just something about the Wisconsin countryside that you captured. It's so inviting. I feel a road trip coming on! LOL!
Have you been to the Amish farm?
The horse was probably just happy to see you!

Off to a wedding in NJ tomorrow. Leaving at 5 AM. Three hour drive. Wedding is at 10 AM. Really? The things we do for love, huh?
((hugs)) m & jb

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Judy, let me be the 51st person to say how much I enjoyed this post. There's just something about the Wisconsin countryside that you captured. It's so inviting. I feel a road trip coming on! LOL!
Have you been to the Amish farm?
The horse was probably just happy to see you!

Off to a wedding in NJ tomorrow. Leaving at 5 AM. Three hour drive. Wedding is at 10 AM. Really? The things we do for love, huh?
((hugs)) m & jb

pattisjarrett said...

That is a beautiful horse!

eileeninmd said...

Judy, Thanks for sharing your pretty horses and post! Have a happy weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful horse photos ! Love them!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Gunilla Bäck said...

What a beautiful horse!

Candace said...

Beautiful photos, Judy!

J_on_tour said...

Lovely capture and caption of the horse reading the sign.

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