Thursday, December 13, 2007

Farm Photo 12/13/07: Slow Traffic Ahead


As Seen Through My Windshield

When a discount chain builds a megastore out here, they put in new stoplights and create special turn lanes. When an Amish community moved to the area last spring, yellow traffic signs popped up along the highway sporting pictures of horse-drawn buggies and asking us to Share The Road. I gladly do.

As for taking this picture, don't worry--there were no other cars around and I'd slowed down to one horsepower speed.

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17 comments:

  1. WOW! An Amish community near you! Beautiful picture--wonderful people. I look forward to hearing more about them.

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  2. I live not to far from an Amish community. And even have some friends among them. I head out there when I need peace and quiet and to re-adjust my perspective on life. Thank you for the beautiful photo.

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  3. I like this photo, Susan. There's a lot to learn from the Amish, great cooking aside :)

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  4. What a blessing for you to have neighbors who aren't making a mechanical racket! Great picture - as always.

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  5. It's a site that always seems to make me smile and bring peace to my heart. Nice picture!

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  6. heehee- one horse power speed :)
    Stunning photo. It was especially successful in transporting me from a big city to a distant, silent, beautifully foggy land.

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  7. That is one of the more beautiful things I've seen this week. Great reminder in this holiday season. Slow it down.

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  8. you probably already know, they bake wonderful yummies and usually sell to neighbors...you are going to like having them around. Ya'll could swap stories on baking...

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  9. I love seeing the Amish buggies. I wish they lived closer to me, I'd love to have a few Amish friends to teach me some much needed skills.

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  10. I went out to Ohio to visit the Amish towns out there a couple of summers ago. It was an amazing trip. I had only been to Lancaster, Pa., before that.

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  11. Hi Farmgirl,
    I love your blog and all your recipes. Your pictures are so sweet. The Amish buggy picture makes me feel that they are alone in the fog as they want to be left alone in the society. Keep up the pics and writing.

    Patty

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  12. Love the picture! The fog and the buggy is so cool! Looks like "old time" ..... Fortunate you to have Amish neighbors! I'd like to meet some!

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  13. Where I grew up in PA, we had car width berm on the road for the horse and buggies to drive on. It made travel much easer for everyone.

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  14. Beautiful blog posts and photos! We also have Amish residents in Northern Michigan.

    JJ :D

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  15. This photograph is wonderful to see on the morning that we hear that some sort of agreement was reached at Bali ... and your contrast between the arrival of a superstore and of an Amish community - well, it says it all really

    Thanks Susan

    Joanna

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  16. I recently discovered you blog! I am so glad I did. This buggie picture is so tranquil.
    Many blessings to you.

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  17. Yes, I too enjoy seeing your Amish neighbors. They actually make good neighbors. You can probably get some good specialty flours from them or, ready-made donut dough, good stuff. If not directly from them, but perhaps they will be a good resource for you.

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