Friday, May 28, 2010
We are camped in the middle of the Pennsylvania Amish country within walking distance of downtown Intercourse, Pa. We are also temporary neighbors of several Amish farms. We are able to look back in time and watch their daily activities without ever leaving the campground. The women and children come by the campground offering fresh fruit for sale and we can observe some of the fruit picking directly behind the motorhome.
It is also planting time for many of the summer crops and the farmers are very busy dawn to dusk tending the fields. Just as I remember growing up on a farm myself, this is a process the whole family is expected to take part in. While this is certainly not the lifestyle most would chose to live, it is fascinating to watch at a leisurely pace.
We will continue to explore the area for the next few days.