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twin horsesA carefully planned trip to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Amish country for plants at Groff's Plant Farm took me back in time today.





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We had to get reservations for the plant farm as they were monitoring how many people were wandering around the greenhouses (I counted 8 greenhouses separated by type of plants).  This was in addition to the open air benches loaded with every plant appropriate for our growing area. 


horse at workNot only is it great just to see all the hundreds of different types of plants, but just getting to the farm is a delight. I knew I was in Lancaster County the first time I saw fresh "road apples" on the road. Sure enough, there was a driver with his horse and buggy up ahead. This meant slowing down until it was safe to pass this vehicle, doing a max 10 MPH.


On the way back, I took some time to takecows pictures of the rolling countryside, barns, houses, cows, and Amish men working the fields. One had a horse-drawn spreader pulling a tank, which I believe was probably filled with the liquid manure they use to fertilize crops.



I came upon a 2 horse powered piece of farm equipment coming toward me on the other side of the highway. Just another day in the life of these salt of the earth farmers. 

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I love seeing these lovely images of rural Amish Life-thank you!

Apr 28, 2020 03:28 PM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I made a trip to Lancaster County, PA, back in 2008.  For one reason or another, I have always been fascinated by the Amish.  During my visit there, I took a buggy ride at Abe's, and visited a number of delightful places.  There is a peaceful spirit that abides on that land.  Interestingly enough, I recently learned through genealogical searches, that my 9th great grandfather, is buried in Lancaster County.  He died there in 1749.  

Apr 28, 2020 03:48 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Carolyn, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Apr 28, 2020 03:55 PM #3
Bob Crane
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Hi Carolyn, Thanks for sharing your trip to yesteryear.  We have several Amish communities in our area too.  A truly different way of life.

Apr 28, 2020 06:50 PM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Visiting Amish Country in Lancaster is one of the things on my bucket list... hopefully one day soon.

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