March 27, 2011

Hop in Our Buggy

Well okay it's a truck but we saw lots of buggies! And you can still hop in and come along on our trip with us.
We took a trip out to the Amish community yesterday to pick up feed for the chickens and goats.

We made a few stops in town first. I needed 2 more 4 x 4's to finish my new clothes line poles. My clothes line was a little longer than I planned and needed a middle pole.

We grabbed a few things at the new Dollar General.

Had bite to eat at DQ,

then headed for the country...

Everything is turning green and the trees are on the verge of bursting forth with life.

The Amish folks are busy preparing fields and planting already.

I love the barn pictured below.

The old boards have been replaced on the original support structure of the old barn and it looks great.

You can see the feed mill in the distance in the photo below. It is owned and operated by Lester Stutzman and his boys. They also raise pigs, sheep, cattle, chickens and guineas. I also get my strawberries from them a little later in the year.

On our way out we stopped and said hi to these beautiful ladies...
Miss Holstein

Miss Holstein #2

and Miss Brown Swiss

The roads were busy with buggies on Saturday afternoon.

We saw them coming...

and going...

We turned on this road and stopped by the greenhouse which is also side by side with the bakery. No trip to the Amish community is complete without a stop at the bakery!

I didn't buy anything at the greenhouse but the bakery was a whole other story. These doughnuts followed me home.

Well some of them followed me home,

some of them didn't make it all the way home! They are SO good! If I knew how to make these I would weigh 500 pounds!
I also picked up seed potatoes and onion sets yesterday!
The temps have dropped again but all the green and the flowering trees let me know that Spring will be here very soon!

Hope you enjoyed taking our trip with us!


Joe said...

Nice pics. I've had Amish donuts and they are nothing but incredibly delicious :).

Linda said...

I love the Amish...their way of living is so amazing especially this day in time. I read about them a lot and I used to buy eggs from them until our grandsons started raising chickens and now I get the eggs from them. The donuts look huge and delicious!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you had a full day! Lovin' the hat peeking out on top of the third buggy photo:@)

texwisgirl said...

Yummy! That countryside is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us - complete with cows!

Farmchick said...

That doughnut is huge and lookin' good! Great photos. Love the funky horn on the Brown Swiss.

Teresa said...

Love the pictures of the cows. And I must say those donuts do look yummy.

Lisa said...

I'm so jealous of you! I have a fascination for the Amish and Mennonites. I admire them so much. I would love to visit their farms or even stay a month to experience the entire feel.

I visited Mennonite country in Ontario several years ago and they had the bestest cinnamon rolls! Huge! Fresh! and oh so delish. And very reasonably priced.

Changes in the wind said...

What a nice day...thanks for taking us along and Miss Brown Swiss seems to have unusual horns..

LindaG said...

That is a HUGE donut. My brother never told me about donuts. But he swears by their sausage and bacon.

Have a great week!

The Coolidges said...

Love this! What a great day you must have had. Someday, I would love to see the Amish country. Such an interesting way of life. I knew a few through my old job, and they are such great people.


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