Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My Heart is in Amish Country

The next day, we headed to the Heart of Ohio in Springfield, the largest antiques mall in the US. And they weren't kidding!

Here's Row #1 of 8 (I think!).

Driving through Loudonville, we found this cabin which had been moved to the park.

It was built by Morgan Workman, a minister in the 1840s, and his wife.
They had 11 children in this cabin (can you imagine?) and his wife Jerutia died at the age of 40.

We found this cemetary next to the Methodist church in the town,
with grave stones dating to the mid 1800s.

We kept driving and found this combination quilt and harness shop.
We must be in Amish country!
These quilts were displayed inside the shop--just gorgeous!!
We saw Amish kids on their bicycles.
Covered bridges.

Amish women.
Lots of quilts!
Amish buggies.
I think it was laundry day.
We even found an Amish drygoods store.
Upon further exploration, we stopped at this metal-craft store.
It's amazing how the craftsmanship turned simple aluminum into works of art.
This is the inside of the shop.
Hubby Ben, next to the Amish "Hummer" (world's biggest Amish buggy)
in the shop.
Then, it was off to Lehman's Hardware in Kidron.
The store sells anything and everything the Amish community could need.
They even had quilts!
Now that's a hardware store I wouldn't mind shopping at!
Another stop--Hershberger's Farm.
Completewith buggy rides for the kids.
And Big Ben (the horse), next to Ben (my hubby).
Ben got up close and personal with the goats in the petting zoo.

They even had a zorse!
(Combination zebra and horse).
And finally this quilt/fabric shop.

I loved their slogan!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you had a wonderful time and lots of great places to visit.
    I have never heard of a zorse, lol.