Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Another kind of Harvest

We live very close to an Amish community. Tonight we drove down to a trap shoot and of course the camera was with me. I asked Dennis to stop the car!! And he did. This is how the Amish harvest their corn. They cut the whole field by hand, amazing isn't it? It is so interesting to see these, like walking back into time. It always reminds me of the Chicago Trib. Every year about this time they printed a picture of a Grandpa and his grandson sitting on a hill with corn stalks like this. On the same farm, I snapped a picture of this horse and buggy. It is not an uncommon site to see these buggies in Elizabethtown tied out by Wally World. It is about a 30 mile trip at least for them. It is a lifestyle I think most of us could not even comprehend. I have gotten to know some of them and the are very quite honest people.

Didn't do much of anything else today. Physical Therapy this morning and then a little shopping. Kroger's on an empty stomach. Oh Boy the amount of sweet stuff we bought is awful!! Dennis bought a dozen doughnuts I bought cookies.I bought some Hummus artichoke and garlic flavor. It is really good on flat bread. Hummus is kind of an aquired taste but I like it for a quick lunch.

5 comments:

angelinabeadalina said...

Talk about perfect pictures for fall! Oh, and your Kroger (either side of town) on an empty stomach is a recipe for disaster :) I love Kroger! So much variety, so much yummy stuff!

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Corinne Sullivan said...

gorgeous pics, Mari! Reminds me of the Amish in central Illinois. I used to love going out that way this time of year to get pumpkins with the kiddies.

And ooh, hummus, yum!

Auroras_Garden said...

I too am guilty of doing Kroger on an empty stomach...and i do the same thing you do...pick up cookies! LOL

Those amish people are so cool. My midwife catches babies for them and she says they are really very family oriented people. You know when a baby is born the grandmothers are present. And the grandmothers will take care of the baby and help the mother till she recovers.They are pretty cool people. I think the father just kinda paces the floor outside the bedroom while the mom has her baby. And they have LOTS of babies too, some of them have like 15 or more kids. I cant imagine...

Kyfarmlife said...

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