17 responses to Amish Farms of Holmes County (18 Photos)
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    Comment on Amish farms of Holmes County (July 28th, 2017 at 08:30)

    Amish farms of Holmes County

    ‘Beautiful pictures of one of my most favorite places on Earth!!! Thank-you for showing them to us.

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      Comment on Amish Farms of Holmes County (18 Photos) (July 31st, 2017 at 09:00)

      My pleasure Harriet, and credit goes to Frank!

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      Sherry Kross
      Comment on Love Homes County (July 31st, 2017 at 16:44)

      Love Homes County

      Makes me sad to see these pics, even though they’re beautiful, but we moved from Ohio 5 1/2 yrs ago to Florida which means we can’t go there anymore! We spent our Honeymoon there 21 yrs ago in Sugar Creek at The Charlise Inn! Was such a special place to spend it! Sure do miss going there, was always a beautiful time!

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    Comment on Amish Farms of Holmes County (18 Photos) (July 28th, 2017 at 09:22)

    Great pictures, thanks for sharing!

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Amish Farms of Holmes County (18 Photos) (July 28th, 2017 at 11:17)

    I am going to Holmes/Wayne Counties next weekend so enjoyed this “preview” to my visit. I especially was interested in the pictures of the Swartzentruber farmsteads. I have never visited in the Swartz. settlement in Wayne County, so am looking forward to visiting there as well as in Holmes County.

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      Comment on Amish Farms of Holmes County (18 Photos) (July 31st, 2017 at 08:40)

      Al following up Rebecca’s comment below, here are some photos of Swarztentruber farms in the Wayne/Holmes Co. area, albeit taken in winter:


      Enjoy your visit!

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Ahhhh! (July 28th, 2017 at 11:29)


    Wish I could teleport myself into that photo of the stream meandering through the fields & trees…SO relaxing just envisioning it!

    Thank you SO much for the beautiful photos, and for the “Journey to Bethlehem” tip! 🙂

    Alice Mary

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    Debbie H
    Comment on Amish Farms of Holmes County (18 Photos) (July 28th, 2017 at 11:39)

    One of my favorite places in Ohio is Holmes county. I visit my sister in Ohio at the end of Summer every year and we spend a day just driving through the area and stopping when we see something interesting. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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    Liz Detrich
    Comment on Wonderful pictures! (July 28th, 2017 at 13:29)

    Wonderful pictures!

    This reminds me of my Uncle’s farm in upstate NY, it brings back such pleasant memories! 🙂

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    Amish girl-Rebecca
    Comment on Amish Farms of Holmes County (18 Photos) (July 29th, 2017 at 01:36)

    Nice photos, I recognize quite a few. To the comment about visiting the Swartz. settlement in Wayne Co. – It’s not actually a separate settlement, they’re mixed in with the other Amish in the area, Old-Orders, New-Orders, etc. Look for darker red barns and dirt driveways. The farmsteads overall have a plainer appearance. Happy visiting!

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      Al in Ky
      Comment on Amish Farms of Holmes County (18 Photos) (July 31st, 2017 at 12:29)

      Thanks, Rebecca and Erik for your comments and for the link to the pictures of Swartz. Amish in Holmes/Wayne Cos. I’ll be interested in observing differences/similarities between the Holmes/Wayne Counties Swartz. farmsteads and the ones I’ve visited many times in southern Indiana. In So. Indiana, many of the Swartz. farmsteads I’ve visited have very nice gravel driveways, so it seems like that is one difference already.

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    Comment on Amish Farms of Holmes County (18 Photos) (July 29th, 2017 at 02:59)

    Postcard perfect pictures. So beautiful. The grass is always greener on the other side – for real there.

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    marie b
    Comment on beautiful (July 29th, 2017 at 07:07)


    there isn’t a place on earth that gives me more peace. from its beauty to the serenity that this area offers. As I look at the photos I’m brought back to every back road that I have travelled while visiting this are for over 30 years. Its my Disneyland. I was just there in May and June, and almost went back this weekend, but I’m trying to pace myself. (not) We go in November for the send off to holiday shopping. Its wonderful, the chill in the air, the shoppers busily going for store to store, bulk food to bulk food. You will bring home the most unique gifts, and is some of the roadside stands, are open, STOP, you will never know what you might find. If I didn’t live 4 1/2 hr away, I’m sure I would be there every weekend. Thanks Marie from Canada

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    Mike Sparks
    Comment on Amish Farms of Holmes County (18 photos) (July 29th, 2017 at 09:26)

    Amish Farms of Holmes County (18 photos)

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of one of the most peaceful places I have visited on this earth. I was just there last week and also took some pictures on one of the hottest days of the summer.

    As I was looking through the photos, I particularly noticed the one with the read barn and the dialogue about the flag sticking up from the parked vehicle. As I looked at this photo, I thought to myself, “I know this place”, I looked up the place I thought it was on Google Maps and confirmed. This barn is on the property of an Amish friend of mine. The flag is attached to his pony cart. This cart is used by his young boys to go different places. I guess in some regards, we in the English world could think of it as the bike we had before we got a car. Many young Amish use these pony carts to get to short distances prior to getting a full blown buggy. As mentioned, the flag is there to draw attention to drivers in the area.

    Thanks again for sharing

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    Mark — Holmes Co.
    Comment on Amish Farms of Holmes County (18 Photos) (July 31st, 2017 at 05:12)

    Nice to see pictures of home! I don’t recognize all of the places, but do recognize many of them.

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