Friday, September 23, 2011

Amish in Wisconsin

This is the Amish farm that should be on a calendar.

We have quite a few Amish farms in our own neighborhood in northwest Wisconsin, but the Amish population in the southern part of the state is much greater, especially in the Cashton/Westby area. The area is full of ridges and coulees, making it one of my favorite parts of the state. When we were there with our granddaughter a few weeks ago, I took some photos that I thought I'd share with you this morning. So, the following is just a little photo travelogue I hope you'll enjoy. A few of the photos are from our neighborhood; most are from the Westby area.

The hay loader

The hay stack 

Kids at recess
I know, I know, but I was a long way away and zoomed in.

The other Amish kids

I think there were three houses on this farm. Also, there was a woodworking shop where we bought the maple flooring to patch in our maple floors before the refinishing job.


The Amish 'community' phone booth


Wash Day


The vegetable stand - they use the honor system
Put your money in a coffee can and take the produce.

The Nursery - with an amazing number of perennials


The two-car garage

Have a great weekend, everyone!



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Life Happens said...

Beautiful pictures. I've always admired the Amish people and their simple lives.

For some reason, I love the last picture of their buggies parked in the garage. :)

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Lovely photos. Thanks for the travelogue! Love the wash day photo!

Empty Nester said...

I loved the pictures! Now I want to move there! I honestly had no idea there were Amish in your area. Such a simple, hard working life they lead. I am envious.

MY soaps arrived! I'm so excited! Look for a mention-- probably on Sunday!

Debra Hawkins said...

This is completely beautiful. I love the photos! I have always wanted to come see this for myself. :)

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

That was a delightful post, Judy! A dear friend gave me a cookbook years ago called Cooking from Quilt Country by Marcia Adams. This post has inspired me to dig it out again and make some of those simple, hearty Amish dishes.

laurie said...

Those are some great interesting!

Judy S. said...

Great photos, Judy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy, I was lead to your blog from EmptyNester (Pam).
What beautiful photos - so interesting to see the living & work of the Amish people. Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Candace said...

What a wonderful post! Your photos are just beautiful. Several farms around here use the honor system for their produce. ♥ it!

Yenta Mary said...

I admire so much about the Amish, their faith, their work ethic, the simplicity and purity of their lifestyle. We used to go to a community in Indiana some weekends, years ago, just to restore ourselves a bit with the peace and quiet and serenity. It'd be good to do that again -- thanks for the nudge!

Unknown said...

What's amazing to me is that the Amish can still lived so untouched by technology. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I am relieved now. Kevin was watching a documentary on the Amish from the 70's last night, and I was worried he was secretly wishing to become Amish. :D Ha ha! Now I know where he got the idea to watch it from...

See you this weekend!


Joyce said...

What gorgeous photos! I am in love with a bright blue sky...sigh.

Tiffanee said...

What beautiful pictures. You are an amazing photographer.

J_on_tour said...

I am always fascinated by Amish life & how they have to adapt their "vehicles" when they have to visit the city. I love the red barn and these amazing photos. I take it that the use of the phone booth is not as modern as one thinks !!

debbie bailey said...

Our son just moved close to Lancaster, PA, and I can't wait to visit. I've always wanted to visit Amish country. I didn't know there were Amish in Wisconsin. Thanks for the photo journey.

Caution/Lisa said...

Beautiful photography :) Such vivid colors and subjects. Thanks for the tour.


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