Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Back to the Amish Village

On our last day we felt we had not had enough of the amish experience, plus we wanted to buy some shoe fly pies to bring home, so we headed to the Amish Village. It is an old amish historic home they turned into a museum of sorts. This was much better than our first tour and we felt we got a better feel for who the Amish are.

he kids insisted I take a picture of this old well. They had a good history lesson seeing how life used to be. Think Little house on the prairie is what alot of it was.

This is a view standing in the kitchen, looking back into the living room area of what a typical amish home would look like. It is set up for sunday church. You can see the pews face each other. Men on one side, woman on the other.
No pictures but they do keep records of their family line. No pictures because of the verse from the people, you shall have no graven images.

A typical modern kitchen. They do have refrigerators and dishwashers now, as long as they are run on propane.
A girls bedroom. They do not have closets, and when their hooks on the wall are full, that means they have enough clothes. Closets just make us need more. How true is that?
Just enough shoes for what is needed, though in summer they go barefoot for the most part.

They are not allowed bikes (in this district at least) but they do allow rollerblades if it takes them to a job. Bikes go to fast. Oh and the bishop dictates what colors they may use, so in this district they can paint the walls, blue or beige and the shades must be green.

The parents bedroom. Above the bed is their childrens art work. This is the only place in the house they can display it. Not where others can see, because that would be bragging.
Playing with the goats outside. Yes, he is eating a leaf from Malaines mouth!

Riding on the scooters, they are allowed those!

The one room schoolhouse. Children attend school from kindergarten through 8th grade and then they are done.

Our kids could have played in here forever. I guess they miss an actual classroom a little bit! ;-)

This was probably one of my favorite things we did on the trip. There was so much to see at the Amish Village and we all had a great time!

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