Horse Apple Trail

Pat and I took a trip to the area around Shipshewana, Indiana (population 658 in 2010) this week. It was raining as we approached our destination, but that didn’t discourage this driver (or us) a bit.
rain
The sun came out just as we reached our destination. After a quick coffee break, we decided to take the roads that had evidence of buggy travel . . . usually horse apples. We knew these roads would lead us to Amish farms. We saw beautifully kept horses used both for travel and work. horse
horses
shoppingmowing
We also had a visit from a little bird that Pat wrote about in her blog (http://imissmetoo.me/).
bird
We also saw many milk cows.
lunchtime

Camera Shy Calf

Camera Shy Calf


Probably one of the most unusual moments was to see this rather unusual barnyard creature.
Barnyard Camel

Barnyard Camel


My favorite picture of the day was this one of girls off an a trip together,
girls on bikes
More from Amish country next week.
camel head

4 Comments on “Horse Apple Trail

  1. It is a lifestyle I think we are now all trying to co-opt to some degree….The camel also caught my eye, a great story for another day.

    • I think you are right, especially as we get older. It is then that the simple life somehow becomes more important.

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