Anywhoo...I was sad as I walked through the farm, thinking that the shops were so close. To me, it's just another reminder of how society has taken over with its "needs". Oh, another lady was mad because Amish people didn't actually live there and just let you tour their house 7 days a week. Honestly...ok, rant over.
The tour and individual exploration time were amazing. Just enough to get our little ones a great taste of what an Amish life is about. There were so many great things to explore. Here are a few...
We started out in the farmhouse, built in 1805, and learned lots of good things about where the Amish reside in the county, and where they came from originally. Also, there were many examples of quilts throughout the home.
Moving outside, we saw what the house might look like on "wash day" as well as the blacksmith shop and the tobacco barn.
The kids each got to take their turn at using this contraption to make their own jump rope from three pieces of twine. It really works!