Thursday, July 14, 2011

Part 4 Mennonite Visit

This is also one of my favorite pictures.
We were driving around the loop and they were in front of us.

They were trying to get in out of the storm.

When we came back to the market we saw this at the side of the building.

"Sweet Teen" has always loved horses so she went right over to them.

These watermelons came right from the field. 

We saw them out  in the fields loading these watermelons.

Such a peaceful place.

They build "mini barns" and sell them.

I wonder if the guys standing up were wanting one of those "mini barns" or
maybe they were just neighbors talking to the guy that builds them.

These young girls were trying to get in when the lightning started.

Did I tell you that we went around the loop twice?
I loved it that much! 
And yes, there will be a Part 5!!!
TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR........getting to visit with my Mom today.
Please keep her in your prayers. 
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Psalm 91: 1, 2
To read more about our visit to the Mennonites:
Part 1 click Here!
Part 2 click Here!
Part 3 click Here!


Tina said...

I really enjoyed your photos. I appreciate their simple lives and crafty skills. I will be traveling through Amish country at the end of the month...I'm sure hoping to find photo opportunities like these myself!

Michelle said...

Loved seeing this post. Did you realize that the shed we bought last year was a mini-barn? It was built by an 'x-amish' guy. He does beautiful work!

Sincerely Mama said...

Very interesting series! We actually have quite a large community of Mennonite families in our small county in Texas. Most of them came here from Mexico, some from Canada. They are more modernized than the families you're visiting, in that they drive cars and use electricity, etc. They are hard-working, frugal people. Some allow their children to attend public schools, while others don't. Some wear traditional Mennonite clothing, while others were jeans and t-shirts. It's quite a mixture of cultures.

Needled Mom said...

The photos depict such a serene lifestyle, don't they?

webbsway said...

O MAN Val!
You know I LOVE LOVE your visit there! What a Wonderful Adventure.Thank you so much for doing all of the hard work for me! ( You know, like the gas it took to go , and taking the pictures , ect, ect!)

We now have a settlement near us too . It is in Bland , Va. I just do not know if they are Mennonites or Amish?

I always admire their hard work and seeming to appreciate the simple way of looking at life.
Thank you so much for sharing

Allie said...

I am loving the pics of your trip, Val! Love the goats in the last post, I would like to have some myself. I really like home made goat milk soap. I hope your mum is better, I am praying!

Anonymous said...

wonderful post Val. You and your family esp your mom are in our prayers.

Darla said...

Such a special community..hope your Mom is feeling better.

Krista said...

I love these pics. I wish life was that simple again.

Susannah said...

Love these posts about the Mennonites. Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

Hope Mom is better today.


Lola said...

I hope your Mom is doing much better. Prayers are on their way. So glad you are able to visit her.
The trip is getting so good. I'm glad there is more. Love the pics. & story about their life.
Thunder, so might get more showers. It needs to slow down a bit. lol

Rhonda said...

what a fun place to visit and shop!
if it was just an hour from me, I would go there often.

looks like a perfect trip for you and your grandbabies.

Holly said...

Hi! I was sent to your blog by my mom (Angela over at Thru Nana's Window). I absolutely LOVE your pictures. I want to go! This looks like the neatest place!

PEA said...

I so enjoyed looking at all your wonderful pictures. The Mennonite are such a special community and although they do live a very simple life, they work hard as well. How I would love one of those watermelon, now that's what I call fresh:-) Everything they build is also so well done, they have so much talent!! xoxo

Craig Erik said...

I live in a region that has lots of Amish and Mennonites. I love taking photos. This prompted me to create a website about them with pics. Please check it out.