Also, I got invited to drive an Amish hay wagon so had to leave. But that's a story for another post....
Since there is no baby to introduce yet, I thought I'd tell you about our excursion last weekend to Shipshewana, Indiana. Also known as Amish Central.
Our first stop was the big Amish grocery store. Since it was Saturday it was quite busy.
In this store there were aisles and aisles of candy in every color, shape and flavor. The Amish have quite a sweet tooth.
The busy cash registers were run by Amish clerks and baggers.
We then headed out to the Yoder farm for their big October auction. I had dreams of Amish quilts.
The parking lot was full when we arrived.
This part of Amish territory is quite, shall we say, liberal. Or modern. They are allowed rubber so they use bicycles a lot. I'm sure the horses appreciate this.
This was an auction by the Amish and for the Amish which meant that all the vendors were selling items useful to the Amish.
Lots of horse tack....
...and a horse auction....
...and the latest in Bishop approved appliances.
Before we left we found this ice cream stand with home-made Amish style ice cream.
Since these were modern Amish the ice cream makers were powered by a little gas engine.
But the black raspberry ice cream was still very tasty.