What to make with fabric scraps!

March 23rd, 2015

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Amish snowman and snow lady

What can you do with fabric scraps? Ask the Amish! (more…)

Amish Scooter

March 22nd, 2010

This is a typical Amish scooter. This one has done a lot of scooting. (more…)

Little boy on the Fence

March 17th, 2010

This little Amish boy was so interested in the horse auction. He hung on this fence in the rain storm and just watched the horses go round and round. (more…)

More Laundry in the snow.

March 4th, 2010

The photo is more interesting than it looks. (more…)

Hey chubby Snowman!

February 14th, 2010

This is my friends snowman. They did a great job! (more…)

Laundry on the Line.

February 14th, 2010

                              Laundry goes out on the line even in the snow! (more…)

Snowing Again!

February 9th, 2010

The snow is a falling again out in Lancaster County. It won’t be too long before the horses and buggies won’t be able to get around. (more…)

Best Buddies!

January 11th, 2010


When Steve and Nacy got married Steve handed out home made bear jerky to all his friends. (more…)

Lancaster Snow Part 2

December 31st, 2009

Can’t you just feel the power of this horse going through the snow? (more…)

Lancaster Snowfall

December 30th, 2009

Yes, it was just beautiful out here after the first big snowfall of the year. Take a look! (more…)

It needs a little paint

November 20th, 2009

I told Sylvan I would come out and help do some chores before the wedding but that I didn’t really want to do inside woman’s work like cleaning etc. I wanted to be outside. (more…)

Amish Wedding

November 20th, 2009

The big wedding was today.  I delivered my tablecloths the other day. Hey – I have always said, you can’t have a party without tablecloths, even if you are Amish. (more…)

A Fine Fall Day

November 9th, 2009

The perfect fall quilt! In fact, it was a perfect fall day for all sorts of great photos out in Lancaster County. (more…)

Amish Wedding

November 3rd, 2009


Our dear friend’s daughter is getting married. They are Amish. The Amish typically get married in October and November on either a Tuesday or Thursday. (more…)

Faux Farm Party

October 4th, 2009

Now what kind of party do you think that is? Every couple of months we get together for a big family dinner with our Amish family friends. (more…)

Awesome Amish Photographer

August 23rd, 2009

     Bill Coleman has the wonderful distinction of being a talented photographer and having a wonderful relationship with a group of Pennsylvania Old Order Amish. (more…)

Amish Photographs

August 3rd, 2009

 Last weekend Bob and I were out to dinner with two Amish couples that are dear friends of ours. (more…)

The Art of Living

July 22nd, 2009

This is the philosophy of life for this Faux Farmer. (more…)

What a Good Boss

June 25th, 2009

Ahhh. Another fine day on the farm. Well, not my farm. I don’t have a farm, remember the faux part is where I come in. This is my neighbor’s farm. They are bringing in the hay so their son has to do a lot of the barn chores. (more…)

Planting Time

June 15th, 2009

This sums up a day of planting. Take off your work boots and socks and wiggle your toes in the cool green grass. (more…)

Why Did the Chicken Cross The Road?

June 9th, 2009

I have no clue – but there she was, just out takng a walk in the road. Can you blame me for taking the photo? I mean really, how often do you actually get to see the chicken cross the road? (more…)

Amish Version of Car Trouble

May 20th, 2009

I was coming from the opposite direction of this horse and buggy and had to stop. (more…)

It’s Planting Time

May 19th, 2009


Finally, it is time to plant the corn. I love when they get the fields are smooth and ready. First they rake it out and then they disc it. (more…)

Lancaster County Sunny April Day

April 20th, 2009

I know I promised you more photos of Steamboat Springs but I had a little problem, my computer shut down and then died. I was a little miffed and that is putting it nicely. (more…)

Amish Farming 101

April 15th, 2009

Lancaster County Amish Farms. Now there are some real farms for you. (more…)


March 29th, 2009

Saturday was a cloudy day out in Lancaster County. The ground was wet and there wasn’t much work going on in the fields.

Plus it was the Gap Mud Auction. I did not go as I find this auction to be overwhelming due to it’s location. It is at a major intersection and the feeling and sense of community is lost with all the traffic. That is more my problem than anyone else’s as it is a highly attended event. Just not by me. Instead I traveled around the countryside on my way to Sylvan’s, taking some photos. And here they are.

I liked the green roof on these barns.

A quintessential buggy againt a white Amish barn.

A few quilts airing out on the line.

Nancy has picked her wedding day in November. It will be the first Amish wedding I will attend. I am so happy for her, and her boyfriend is a really nice guy. When I look at her compared to my oldest daughter of the same age, there is such a difference. Nancy is ready to be a wife, mother and member of a community. She has worked towards this her entire life. And quite frankly, I want the same thing for my daughter  however, it will be a few more years of college and experimenting, possible heartache and disappointment before she gets to that place. By then Nancy will have a few children. I can’t say which is better – I can only say that there is a peace and certainty about Nancy’s place in the world that my daughter will not have for a long time.

Time to Plow The Fields

March 25th, 2009

It was a beautiful day and time to start plowing. It helps if you have 6 strong Belgian draft horses. (more…)


March 17th, 2009


This straw hat is probably the most distinquishing feature of Amish males. (more…)

My Little Pony

March 13th, 2009

Isn’t this the cutest little pony cart you have ever seen? (more…)

The Gordonville Auction

March 5th, 2009

OK, finally,  it is what we have been waiting for, the biggest Mud Auction of them all, the Gordonville Auction. (more…)

We Don’t Care How Much Gas Costs

February 12th, 2009

While we are all worrying about the cost of a gallon of gas and what it costs just to get around, (more…)


February 2nd, 2009

When Nancy asked if she and her three friends could spend the night at our house last Saturday I said ”absolutely.” What fun to have 4 young Amish folks stay over. (more…)

Gordonville Mud Auction

January 19th, 2009

Just a reminder that the mud auctions are going to start up soon. I’ll post the full schedule next week. (more…)

Schanie Blooma

November 8th, 2008

I thought we should look at pretty flowers today since it has been so rainy and cold. And these will make us all feel just a little bit better.


Early Morning Mist

October 27th, 2008

Real Farmers get up early. Faux Farmers do not. If all the other reasons in the world that I explore in this blog do not fully explain why I will ever be a farmer, the fact that I LOVE TO SLEEP LATE could be the single most defining reason. (more…)

Mulch Anyone?

October 26th, 2008

Your first thought should be – why in the world is a pile of mulch the first photo I see under INSIDE THE HOUSE. Well, there is a good reason, there always is with me! (more…)