I once again go through my vast archive of photos in search of images that may not merit a whole post, but they are still interesting to share.
AMISH SMALL BUSINESS: Let's start out with this tiny Amish-owned garden center. These folks take "small" business literally! I stumbled upon it once in an Amish settlement in southern Michigan. The store couldn't have been much more an 10 X 10 in space, or maybe 12 X 12 (I am lousy at estimating sizes), but it was tiny. Soon it'll be bustling as Spring will finally arrive one day.
TASTY SPREAD: This is what a typical lunch-type spread looks like at an Amish home. Lots of choices, tasty food. Yum! The spread above puts one into mind of summer, when garden goodies like fresh corn and potatoes are plentiful. Ahhh, think warmth, it'll get here!
GIVEAWAYS: Okay, state gaming commissions might not approve, but my guess is that the stakes are so small in this type of situation that they'd look the other way (although with some state bureaucracies run amok, maybe not!). I spied this sign in an Amish business in Indiana. The clientele of this variety store was/is heavily Amish. I wonder who won the ice cream maker? I'm sure this winter with plentiful ice, it'd get a lot of use.
AMISH LAUNDRY: Looks like these are mainly linens and towels drying on the lines at an Amish home this winter in Switzerland County, Indiana. You'll see colors in linens at Amish homes that wouldn't be found in the actual wardrobe of what you'd be permitted to wear.
AMISH RECESS - SCHOOL'S OUT! Cold weather doesn't stop the enthusiasm of Amish children spilling out of a school for that age old favorite: Recess!
PIE TIME: Pies on a table at an Amish home in Berne. These are raisin pies and oatmeal pies. Yum!