Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I always wanted to be Amish...

Yes, this is something I have fantasized about since I was young. I still wish I was Amish some days, as I yearn for a more simplistic lifestyle, that is sometimes hard to attain in todays culture no matter how hard you try. Although I am not Amish, I do strive for similar things here on this little homestead we've created. Yes, life might have been harder through the eyes of some for the Amish, but maybe sweeter in some areas too. As I spent my morning cleaning the barn stalls, and taking loads of muck to the compost and shoveling in the heat today, I realized that farm life isn't always easy. It takes hard work at times. Still I love getting back to the basics, picking berries around the farm, canning, collecting farm fresh eggs, and watching my children run and play, climb trees and enjoy the animals. It all takes some work, but I love the natural simplicty of it all.

A new blog I am really enjoying right now is called A Joyful Chaos . She is a wife and mother who is formerly Amish. Her stories of growing up Amish are so interesting to read. The memories she has are priceless. I hope I am creating memories that my children will enjoy recounting when they are grown too. Blessings!

7 comments:

Teresa said...

I too love the Amish, I am obsessed with Amish fiction:) I don't think I would miss modern conveniences at all. In fact I have started doing things the old fashioned way(stirring by hand instead of using a mixer, etc) our grand mothers did it this way and they were a lot stronger than us. I think today's society is so dependent on appliances we've become weak. sorry for the long post. Can't wait to see you!

The Whites said...

Thanks for the link! I've always been fascinated by the Amish way of life too!

Blessings,
Mandy

Wendi said...

I am glad that you shared this link. I have been fasinated with the Amish since I went on vacation to Lancaster, PA when I was a child. I think there are many of us that long for the simplicity of their lifestyle.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

I long for that kind of life too.

Tereasa said...

I, too, desire a simple lifestyle. I miss growing up with lots of animals and a haystack to climb on. Just today, I took the children for a drive through some orchards and daydreamed of all the things we could do to get by in the country. Ah, someday...

Anonymous said...

I live right next door to Amish Country,
Susan Wooster Ohio

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I have always desired to be Amish too. We live 45 miles from Mo Amish. I have been to every Amish settlement in the US that I know of. Thank you for the link~I for sure am heading over there!
Have a simple day~
Carrie