Towards the end of my stay in New York, we took a drive over to Randolph in Western, NY to drive through Amish Country. My sister tagged along with us this time and it made for some nice family time.
Lately, I have become fascinated with the Amish lifestyle and their commitment to their beliefs and to God, their simple (plain) lifestyle and their work-ethic. I wanted to visit an Amish community while in NY since I've never been around one so big brother kindly took me.
I had always heard that the Amish kept their places neat and tidy and looking good so I was a little shocked at the condition of some of the farm houses and barns.
|Horse and buggy ready to go|
It's possible that they could have been prepping the house to be painted and it does look like they're possibly adding the Dawdi (grandparents) house behind the main house as is common practice among the Amish in the above photo.
|Lots of milk jugs|
There were lots of schoolhouses in this area. The school children were looking out the windows so I had to take a picture of the front of the building as the Amish do not like photos to be taken of themselves as they believe those images to be graven images and goes against biblical teachings.
Thus, a photo of the rear of the horse and buggy rather than the front...
Amish school playground...
From there we headed over to see Indian Falls and to get a bite at Indian Falls Log Cabin restaurant.
We sat in the enclosed deck (far right) that overlooked the falls.
While waiting for our food, I experimented with several different camera settings. I like the milky effect of the falls in the following photo (soft & smooth)...
Country Boy prefers it this way (rough & tumble)...
Which do you prefer?
I wasn't that hungry so I just had a delicious bowl of French Onion soup. Everyone else said their meal was good too. After stuffing ourselves, we settled in for the drive home. It was a great day!
Till next time,