Friday, September 13, 2013

Amish Wedding, Amish Buggies, Norwegian Trolls

 At the Wedding

Last Thursday we spent the day near Westby, WI. I love that area! It was a gorgeous day, and as we always do in that part of the state, we took a nice drive around the coulees and ridges. At one point, we came upon the site of an Amish wedding which had obviously just taken place. We met quite a few attendees already leaving the wedding by buggy or by foot to go home for chores. 



Of course I didn't take photos of people, and just barely got these photos  (out my window) of the lineup of buggies. I noticed that all the people we met were wearing very formal attire, and the driver of each buggy was wearing white gloves. Evidently that's to keep the reins from getting his hands dirty. Looked pretty snazzy.

 The following were taken on a couple different Amish farms, all beautifully kept places.






Ye olde Hitchin' Rail

Harvesting Corn - September



This one was taken through Eric's moon roof. Sneaky rascal, isn't he. As he said, he just happened to be parked under the clothesline. Anyway, he has many friends among the Amish in the Westby area. He may bring one of his Amish friends up here one night in October because I ordered some handmade items from him, as Christmas gifts. I'll be sure to show you AFTER Christmas. :-)

So Eric phoned the other night. I was in Sam's Club. I answered with,
'You've got 2 minutes. I'm in the store.' (Don't worry. He'd be offended if I were nice to him. :-)
'I think Daniel wants to come up to your house to deliver the ____, so it sounds like you may be having Amish for dinner.'
'Mmmm, are they tasty?'
'Yeah, as long as they're slow cooked.'

(A typical conversation.)

Eric and Kevin
The Two Norwegian Trolls

And a few extra photos from the day spent in the Coon Valley and Westby area:




 Valley Market
Coon Valley

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33 comments:

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a gorgeous corner of the world you live in Judy!!!
That photo of the rugs on the line is like visual poetry - just love it!!!
Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs,
Suzan

Susie said...

Love your pictures. We have Amish in nothern Indiana. I love to see their farmyards...always tidy. You made me laugh calling the fellows trolls. :):)xoxo,Susie

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

How fun to see an Amish wedding! It such a beautiful sight to see buggies all lined up, opposed to cars all lined up, don't you think! I love how their farms are always so taken care of. Very nice!

Terri D. said...

Your photos always make me want to hop in the car and head up your way! Such a pretty area, and so interesting. One of my old Multiply friends (now just Facebook) works for some Amish people, driving them places they need to go and she does printing for them on her computer - signs and such. She has become quite friendly with them and talks about them frequently on FB. It is certainly a more simple way to live.

Those purple daisy-like flower are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to your posts!

Diane said...

Great pictures. Would love to see that area in person!

Sandra said...

so many gorgeous photos to look at today. my favorite is the old barn under the trolls... i love the Amish barns but they are to pretty and perfect. i like the old rustic look. love that hitching rail and can't wait to hear how the visit went. you and your hubby have conversations like we do

Muffy's Marks said...

Beautiful part of our state. Our son went to LaCrosse, I loved that area too!! Have you heard of a new publication for just those of us who love Wisconsin? Its called "Our Wisconsin" check it out: OurWisconsinMagazine.com They have a guest writer from the Shawano area who is an Amish farmer.

Deanna said...

Terrific photos! My daughter and I are going to the annual Amish auction tomorrow. I love to look at the quilts but last year the least expensive still went for nearly a thousand dollars. Not in my price range. ;)

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Judy Love all the photos of the Amish community and those flowers are just a beautiful picture.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Judy Love all the photos of the Amish community and those flowers are just a beautiful picture.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! just awesome beautiful scenes!!!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Love the old brown barn photo. And the one of the clothesline, classic!

podso said...

Gorgeous pictures today! I love anything re. amish! Have a good weekend!

bailey-road.com said...

Great shots. What a beautiful part of the country!

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Love your pictures AND your conversations! Those rugs are gorgeous, aren't they? Hope you have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

Denise said...

Enjoyed the pictures.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I love looking at these photos and hearing the stories about the Amish folk, because it's so very different from where I live! What a fun day you had.

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

A lovely collection of photographs, including the trolls, lol.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Awesome pictures of the Amish wedding! Does the bride wear white - would love to see her dress!!Lovely barn photos too!!

Cynthia said...

These pictures are gorgeous and what a beautiful piece of the world!!! I really like the buggies lined up and the red barn and the horse just hanging out in the pasture. Thanks for sharing such beauty!!

Cynthia

Chatty Crone said...

It is beautiful there - just beautiful. And the Amish is so interesting. What seems funny to me - is a lot of who we are is where we were born in to - do you know what I mean? It seem so hard to be Amish -but that is all they have ever known. sandie

Kirby Carespodi said...

Gorgeous photos!

J_on_tour said...

Love the insight into this amazing hidden world. Great photos too with a bit of humour thrown in.

Amy Burzese said...

That is a beautiful part of the country, isn't it? I need to visit. The Amish farms are so picturesque.

Nature in the Burbs said...

Very beautiful. Love those barns and those rugs too.

Jenn S said...

What a great little area! Living in the big city you can tend to forget that their are still such quiet little places in this country. And I love the conversation about having Amish for dinner! lol

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

You're so funny, Judy! Slow-cooked! I've been baking more gluten-free lately. But this has me wanting to get out my Marcia Adams Amish recipes book.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What a gorgeous barn, I love the weathered patina...

Great shots of the buggies, I've heard that they don't like to have their photo taken. But I wonder about those who are on the Amish series on TLC.

Jen

Donna Sexton said...

Such beautiful pictures! (returning the blog visit)

Ruth Kelly said...

Loved all those buggies lined up. I've never been in Amish country but I would like to visit Lancaster, PA where some of my ancestors lived.

Nell at njschout said...

Truly enjoyed your post!

Mari said...

These are beautiful pictures! I love the barns and all the other views into the Amish life.

Empty Nester said...

The blue on those rugs is stunning! You live in such a lovely area of our country.

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