You know you are in the countryside when car dealerships disappear.
And you see tractor sales everywhere.
Excuse the quality of these photos but I took all of them while I was driving.
My daughter and I drove out to Amish/ Mennonite country to stock up on baking supplies and fresh butter and eggs. If you enlarge this pic you can see that there is a dog laying on the far left side of the porch. It was a cinnamon chow chow!
We quickly turned around and drove back for a closer look and saw two chow chows, one cinnamon and one cream. We rarely see chows so this was quite a surprise.
There is not much in this area except for farms.
I could live here. You can always tell if it's an Amish farm because there will be no utility lines or antennas.
We drove through snow squalls and sun as well.
I love the bleakness of the countryside in Winter.
Finally, we arrived at one of our favorite farms. It has a small store where you can buy the best bulk bakery items. In summer, the Mennonite women that live here will walk out in the field to pick fresh peaches and corn for you.
You know you are in Amish country when you see the buggy signs along the road. I can tell by seeing the horse poop along the side of the road.
My daughter thinks I am crazy but I can't get enough of these winter fields.
I think they look like they have been carpeted.
In not too long we will see small green shoots of corn sprouting.
Knee high by the 4th of July.
For now I will just enjoy the beauty of resting fields. And wonderfully inexpensive farm fresh eggs.