This week, for the Rural Thursday Blog Hop, I am posting another group of photos taken during our anniversary trip to Missouri's Amish community of Jamesport.
I enjoyed seeing the horse and carriages on the roadways. Some families even had smaller pony size versions of their carriages for the children to drive to school. The Old Salt especially enjoyed hearing the clip clopping sound of the horses hooves and carriage wheels traveling over the cobblestone streets near our B&B.
I was amazed at how well cared for all the farms were. So many of the barns in our area are in serious need of repair, but, I did not see a single neglected barn among the Amish of Jamesport. In fact, all their homes and out buildings were in excellent repair.
I really had to do some thinking to figure out how long it had been since I had last seen clothes drying out on the line. We must have been there on laundry day because this was a frequent sight. Reminded me of all the clothes I pinned out while I was in high school.
Many of the Amish in this community were either self employed in a trade or worked part-time for the English. Therefore, they did have a telephone, answering machine and fax machine for work use, but they were not allowed in their homes. Each family had these small phone sheds standing some distance off from their back doors. The equipment was powered by propane.
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