Amish

springtime

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A close-up of the eagles.

Two eagles

Dinner

Calving time

Amish plow

It's still looking pretty drab around here and I'm enjoying the blogs that are showing photos of the pretty flowers that are blooming in their areas...sigh...soon.  At times it doesn't even seem like spring has arrived at all, we've had the wood stove going a couple of nights ago.  Speaking of things arriving, we are expecting to get our meat birds on the 14th or 15th depending on when they arrive at the feed store, and we are ready.


an easter sunday drive

On Easter Sunday we went for a wonderful brunch, we left early and took a scenic drive to get there.

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We passed through Amish country.

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I hope you enjoyed the scenic drive we took and the sights we saw along the way.  We have had more company come and right now we are dog sitting for our son and daughter-in-laws dogs while they are at a wedding in Minnesota.


eagles and sewing

We took a drive the other day out to Prairie du Chien and on the way out we went by the eagles nest.  This is actually a new nest that the eagles built, which is nice because I can get better shots of the new nest without having to walk along the field to get closer.

Eagles nest

Someone was home sitting on the nest, you can barely see it's head.

Eagle in nest

I ran up to the Dells to shop today, I fought the high winds that we had, and on the way back home I stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few things.  It always brings a smile to my face when I see a buggy at the hitching post and seeing a hitching post outside of stores around here is something I had never experienced until moving here.

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I found a wallet and an overnight bag pattern I've been wanting to make, so when I got home I made a pot of chicken vegetable soup and then headed to my sewing room to make the "Handy Wallet".  I found both the patterns in a magazine.  It's still pretty drab around here so I thought I would go outside of my box and pick brighter colors for the wallet and overnight bag which is called "The Weekender".

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Now that winter seems to be almost over and spring is just around the corner it feels so good to be getting out and about.


amish buggies

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Going home

Pulling out

We took a drive on Sunday and taking a drive in our area on a Sunday can mean only one thing, watch out for the Amish in their buggies.  My shots are a bit blurry as I took the shots quickly (and no I wasn't driving LOL).


spring has sprung

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Barn peak

Good morning evening peeps!  Spring has finally sprung around here and a good indication of that is when you can walk down the road with no coat on :)

We've been working out in the yard trying to clean up from sugaring, getting the garden ready for planting and even doing some planting, raking the rocks that ended up in the grass from snowplowing and other odds and ends.

I've been having windows open to finally get some fresh air in the house, and that feels so good.

Starting to see a few plants popping out of the ground, another indication that spring is here.  Just being outside gets me planning what I want to do around the yard and in my gardens, I've got some neat ideas going through my head, most of them I have found on Pinterest.  I wish I could get my hands on some old barn wood, as I could come up with a few things that Mr could make from it.

Don't ya just love springtime?  New growth, new beginnings and new ideas.

 


haying time

Not just for the Amish but for the other farmers around here as well.  Our field was cut when I was in Texas, I'm sorry I missed it as I love to see it get cut and baled.  I just loved the little guy standing there watching.

Amish workers

Gathering

Look at all the haystacks that need to get picked up.

Haystacks

Tonight we went to a Haystack supper that the Amish put on to raise money for their schools.  I spied this cute Amish girl swinging on a swing while all of us non-Amish folks were standing in line waiting to get food.  This was taken with my cell phone.

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I have to say the food was good, it was a different combination, but good.

 


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Heading to the Dells we pass through another Amish community.  These girls were each riding a bike, it looks like it's a bicycle for two but they are each on their own very colorful bike, one pinkish purple and one a light blue.  I'm guessing that there are no rules to having colorful bikes, it's one way to get some color into their life.  I don't know about the Amish in other areas, but the Amish here ride bikes to get around, and if you saw our hills here, you'd know how hard it really is to get around on a bike.

Hope Y'All have an awesome day today!

 


wet laundry

Wet laundry

It's been raining here the past few days and then the other day it snowed, just a dusting, but yet it's April and it SNOWED!  Heading to a quilting class I passed some Amish clothes hanging on the line on a rainy day.  It sure is going to take a few days for these clothes to dry as the temps have dipped down into the high 20's, low 30's overnight.  The sun really hasn't shined for a few days.  I'm beginning to wonder if spring is ever going to arrive.

I do hope Y'all have a wonderful weekend.


hanging out the laundry

Driving the other day I spied an Amish farm and could see clothes hanging on the clothesline, along with two barns on the Amish farm.

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If you look just above the clothesline on the left you can see a small red barn as well.

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There's something about seeing clothes drying on the line, especially Amish clothes and especially in the winter.  Throw a barn, or two, or three in there, and it's even better.