Amish Bahmish

Steph's parents and uncles had planned to head to Amish Country today, so we took days off and tagged along.

The fun of Amish Country centers around food, furniture, and country-style tchotchke. Since we have all the furniture we need (we did get it from Andrea's in Sugarcreek) and are not into country kitsch, the day was focused on food.

We started at Shearer's Outlet (a local chip company) in Brewster, OH; went to an apple orchard in Walnut Creek; to the Breitenbach winery in Dover; to a bulk food store in Sugarcreek; to an Amish grocery in Walnut Creek; to a farmer's market in Millersburg; and finally to a Amish-style restaurant back in Walnut Creek.

The day is a lot of fun, but by the time you're done you don't really have any interest in eating all the delicious food you just bought! :)

First stop: Shearer's (potato chips) Factory Outlet…

Next stop, fritters and doughnuts at the Amish Door.

Tom and Steph debating the merits of apple fritters vs. cream sticks.

Parking was tight at the apple orchard…

Apples are available by the bushel in many varieties…

Grapes waiting to be turned into wine at Breitenbach Winery.

Steph's aunt, Melinda, loves cats…

The next store's name was cleverly carved into this pumpkin so it scarred over.

Gary with an enormous horse…

This cow enjoyed chewing on Tom's shirt…

The whole crew…

We got a bit lost on the way home and ended up in Nashville, Ohio.

Who knew there was a Nashville, Ohio??

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      2009.10.08 Edited

      Nice many colorful and interesting sights!! What an enjoyable day you must have had!