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.
Looks like they’ve seen some snow lately.
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.
What’s in the bags/crates?
Chopping or gathering?
It may be hard to get started in cold weather, but it can be nice to work in it.
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.
They get dry eventually.
Front porches are handy.
A hunk of wood + two pieces of rope = happy kids.
This photo arrived under the heading “strange machine”.