Thursday, January 22, 2009

An Inside Look at An Amish Home

I found some pictures that we took when we first saw the farm. This is the kitchen & mother-in-laws bedroom which is now our living area in the barn. I wish the wood cook stove was still there! This was their main living/working area. It was a workshop for building furniture, a sewing room for their tailoring business and the kids slept on mattresses on the floor. Most Amish do not live like this. The business they run is usually in a separate building. I don't know how the little ones could sleep right next to the machines that were running. They used diesel to power the machines & that was pretty stinky too. I know some people have different ideas about the Amish & the way they live. The well kept houses with flowers out front, no junk in the yard, nice buggies. That is the well-to-do Amish. We live by the poor Amish. Our neighbors struggle to make ends meet.

This is the attic area. I think the older kids & parents slept here.

Fom what we have seen, they are very happy. The kids seem happy.
You don't have to have money to be happy.
Just a loving family.

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