Friday, May 19, 2017

Amish Community in Springtime

This past week while driving through the Amish Community in Ethridge, Tennessee, I was delighted to see Spring has finally arrived. It was so beautiful, I had to share.






Plowing has begun.




Many homes have their own greenhouses bursting with seedlings ready to be planted.














 Everyone is glad Spring is here!

16 comments:

  1. This looks like a very peaceful rural area. It is amazing to see how
    successful Amish farmers are. Even though they do without modern
    achievements, particularly electricity. Will their children and grand-children carry on? Must be a difficult decision for young people.
    Christel

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    1. It appears most of the children choose to stay with the community since their numbers are increasing. I suppose you do not miss what you have never had.

      The hardest electrical thing for me to give up, living in the South, would be air conditioning.

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  2. The Amish do provide stunning views. It's like a Norman Rockwell painting....Idyllic. Now I need to go out and find a piece of straw to stick in my mouth! Happy Gardening!

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    1. Sally, just make sure a farm animal has not used your straw before you put it in your mouth.

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  3. Jeannie, this looks like a wonderful place to live. I am so tired of going to our local stores and seeing only fruit from foreign countries in their bins. We're looking for a place where we can grow some and buy some from the local farmers.

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    1. They also have an auction http://plowboyproduceauctions.com/news.php.
      I go there when I am ready to start canning so I can buy in bulk.

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  4. It's mind-boggling that they can grow so much produce with the horses and plows, etc. I love the huge barns, etc. I am a country girl at heart, even though I'm in town right now, and love seeing what others do. Moving into town has probably been one of the most difficult things I've done for a long, long time, but it was necessary.

    So, I'm doing what I can here. I've got most of my garden in and some is growing well and some is just getting started, but it's looking good. There are baby weeds that are growing so thickly that the ground is turning reddish from the thousands and thousands that are sprouting. I've been trying to hoe them out before they get big and take hold. I think my husband will take a tiller to the entire garden next week and go between every row. That will help. We are fortunate to have an automatic sprinkler system at this new house, and better yet, it's hooked up to an old well that was originally here when the house was built in 1948. So, we can water to our heart's content without getting a huge water bill.

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    1. I think the secret to so much produce, other than hard work of course, is tons of manure.
      I have not read your blog or anyone else's in a while because I am working long hours right now. One day soon I will have the time to sit and catch up on all I have missed. I dread to see how many weeds are sprouting in my garden.

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  5. Wow your fields are so far ahead of ours. We just planted corn.

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    1. I am far behind them and still don't have my garden out.

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  6. Beautiful photos! Is that the Amish community near Lawrenceburg TN? We love to go there and buy fresh vegetables.
    You should link this post to Tom's Barn Collective meme at
    http://backroadstraveller.blogspot.com/2017/05/more-barns.html
    We would love to see you there!

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    1. Yes, it is the community in Ethridge which is right beside Lawrenceburg, Tn.
      I went to Tom's website and will definitely be posting a link. Thanks for the idea.

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  7. Wonderful photos. It looks very nice there.

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  8. ...Hi Jeanie, thanks so much for stopping by, what a treat. I'v been visiting Amish communities in New York state for over 20 years. The Ethridge community is very conservative, these Amish tend to have a high retention rate for your young people. I hope to see you back again.

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    1. Welcome Tom from http://backroadstraveller.blogspot.com/
      I did enjoy your blog, so many beautiful pictures. My plans are to return soon and spend even more time looking around.

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  9. I love visiting Amish country! I've got to do it a couple of times. You got some great photos. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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