Friday, October 8, 2010

Amish Trip Part 2

Broken Deutsch?

There are lots of B&B's scattered throughout the area.

I just never get tired of seeing the buggies.

Another Amish farm.

Pumpkin field....YES!!!!

The animals on this farm were treated to lots of leftover produce from the farm market. Their pens were full of cabbage, corn, pumpkins and anything that was not fit to be sold. They looked very content.

This is where their food comes from.

At least the stuff that doesn't sell goes to a good cause. It's like a farm animal food bank.

The size of this farm is amazing.

Check out this Amish guy carrying water to his horse. Click to enlarge the pics for a closer look.

Nice beard! He was selling birdhouses and feeders.

Cheese central!

Lot's of Bavarian happening here.

This is the mural over the front door.

The restaurant across the road.

A small Matterhorn.

An Alpine cottage with a water wheel.

This is the park next to the cheese factory.

A milk truck leaving the factory. The air smelled like cheese.

Even their mailbox matches.

Inside the cheese store you can purchase cuckoo clocks.

Large and small.

An Amish girls passes out samples for everyone to try. Their most famous award winning cheese is their Swiss cheese.

You can watch the cheese making process through the windows behind the counter.

Big cow bells.

It seems that every shop in this region sells cheese and sausages of all sorts.

Amish dolls. These are the tourist version because real Amish dolls do not have facial fixtures. That is thought to be too self absorbed for their religion.

However, they do keep the Amish girl dolls separate from the Amish boy dolls. I was so tempted to put two of them together somewhere but thought better of it.

Very large bottles of Maggi and spices of all kinds.

The Amish are also known for their fudge.

I had trouble getting Teddy back into the car. I had to bribe her with cheese.

Berlin, appropriate in a very out of scale way.

Amish restaurants are everywhere too. Most of these restaurants serve the meals 'family style' where you sit at long tables with other patrons and the food is served on large platters and everyone helps themselves. Sort of like a sit down smorgasbord.

This was interesting. And Amish truck.

If you wanting a potting shed or barn this is the place to visit.

I am planning on where I can put one of these conservatories next spring.

How did they get those pumpkins up there?

The little Switzerland of Ohio. Who knew?

I think I would change my name. I know I would.

A brick factory.

Since I was driving I was unable to get pics of the ovens. They had huge outdoor kilns for baking the bricks.

The office is also an advertisement.

I bet this house has kids. Notice the decapitated head on the left.

Almost every single house is decorated.

Another who knew? Custer's first stand! Is it just me or does Custer look like Sam Elliott?

***Still time to enter tomorrow's giveaway. I will announce the winner in the morning and post a new giveaway at that time. I collected a bunch of goodies on this trip and made a basket full of them. Stop back to enter!