I love riding my motorcycle through North Manchester, Indiana's Amish area. I zoomed past this little farm and had to turn around and check out the quaint little produce stand.
With the owner's permission, I snapped some pictures around the farm. Notice those fascinating squash hanging from the top of the lean-to. Anyone know what those are?
So many pumpkins! And many other types of squash.
I've never been a squash fan. My grandmother did her best to convince me by frying egg plant but I never could develop a taste for it. Once in awhile if zucchini is fried right I can eat it. I do like zucchini bread, too.
On the little blue table were bottles of their own honey. I bought a jar and oh yum. So good on hot biscuits!
The driveway was lined with pumpkins and squash of all kinds. It was such a charming little farm and my pictures don't do it justice.
I don't know why I like seeing Amish laundry but I do. There's just something so basic and wholesome-looking about it. Silly, I know. I think it's because all the clothes are the same that makes it so interesting.
Amish socks! The lady of the house laughed at me taking pictures of their laundry. If you look close you can see a bonnet, too.
I think the horses were looking down their noses at my motorcycle. Such pretty animals. I have no idea the breed -- do you know? They look like a work horse of some kind to me. I think they wondered why I hadn't brought them a carrot or apple. What do you think they're thinking?
Such a sweet little pony. I've always loved horses but never had much opportunity to ride them. My father was extremely protective of me and forbid me to ride my neighbor's horses. I did sneak away more than once for a ride, though. Now he knows and I'm probably in big trouble!
What do you like about fall in Amish country?
Karla Akins is the author of The Pastor's Wife Wears Biker Boots and biographies for homeschoolers. You can learn more about Karla on her website: http://karlaakins.com