Comment on 10 views of the Adams County, Indiana Amish by Alice Mary.
I think the best photo, the one that really said “Amish” to me, is the one featuring the produce stand. That’s what I think of when I envision an Amish “home” business—produce grown at home (even the bag of onions? I wonder…) and “for sale” within view of the house (ever-present laundry on the line), and SELF-SERVICE, meaning they actually TRUST the people who are interested in procuring some of their produce. I couldn’t quite make out all of the wording on the sign, though—“Self service—not responsible for—“. Is the last word “accidents?” (I don’t recall ever seeing “not responsible for…” on an Amish sign before.)
Across from the library where I work is a subdivision built on what once was a small dairy farm (before the houses were built, we’d often enjoy watching the cows…good for morale!). I remember there being a small cart parked on the front lawn with a “self service” sign and a cash box. (Non-Amish, of course.)The barn, some outbuildings, and the farm house are still there and used, but I sure miss the cows and that self-service(and TRUST!)