The photos below were taken by a reader over the weekend in the Holmes/Wayne County, OH Amish settlement, in areas populated by Swartzentruber Amish. There are also some photos from the Ashland County Swartzentruber community.

I’ve added a few comments here and there.  Special thanks to our contributor.

snowy-yard-swartz-amish

Looks like they’ve seen some snow lately.

red-white-potatoes

closed-when-wet

This is the first time I’ve seen a sign like this.  I’m guessing they got tired of having to pull cars out of the drive.  Swartzentruber lanes generally have a very unimproved look to them and can get mucky when it’s wet.

clothes-pins-on-porch

What’s in the bags/crates?

cutting-wood

Chopping or gathering?

horse-hangs-his-head
amish-structure-workers

It may be hard to get started in cold weather, but it can be nice to work in it.

buggy-at-rest

No SMV emblem of course.  You’ll see four reflective strips along the sides though.  Looks like something has been scratching or jabbing at the rear canvas where the triangle would be on buggies of “higher” Amish.

frozen-field-ohio

grey-swartz

november-towels

They get dry eventually.

hillside-shocks

home-at-an angle

Front porches are handy.

under-porch-overhang

porch-swings

A hunk of wood + two pieces of rope = happy kids.

red-structure

sw-amish-boy-walking

swartzentruber-machine

This photo arrived under the heading “strange machine”.

sw-buggy-parked

three-little-ones

red-building-swartzentruber-farm

two-lambs

Baa baa.