Driving to the countryside of Ohio, it always reminds me of my childhood. I grew up in a farm where my father took care of a rice farm for years before we moved to my mother's place in a coastal area. Planting and harvesting rice was part of my childhood and I kind of miss it. We didn't have toys growing up but the simplicity of life really taught me important life lessons that I still value till this day.
One of our favorite road trips in the summer is going to an Amish place in Sugarcreek Ohio. I admire their simple ways of living. There is an old John S. Yoder Amish Home in Sugarcreek that is really worth visiting. They preserved this home and made it into an educational place for non-Amish people to see.
Amish people are well-known for building beautiful furniture that are handcrafted with detail ... They are used to living simply without the conveniences of modern technology.
All of these photos were taken inside that old house . The old couple that was giving the tour of the house said that this w house was transferred there in the farm.
This lamp light reminds me of the lamp that we used to use growing up. We didn't have electric and we only use kerosene lamps at night. Our lamp wasn't as fancy as those of the Amish ones though, ours was just made of an empty jar with a piece of cloth that my parents tore up from an old shirt and that was it.
I have no clue what this is but it seem like a bath tub or something they use for bathing. I could be wrong though.
These iron pans are the healthiest pans to cook food with. I remember my grandfather used to have these kinds.
This rocking chair was built by hand. The old man explained to us how it was made.
These two Amish people are the sweetest. They were very happy to see the kids.
The clippings on the top photo explained how the move of this house was done.
The moving contractor estimated the weight of this house as 70 tons but as it weighed on the highway patrol scales, it was actually 92 tons.
They used tons of mud and straws when they constructed this house in 1869, that is amazing.
I admire that Amish people not only live simply but they also use plain dress which makes all of them kind of equal in a way.
I am not sure what the machine was on top but the one in the bottom I think is their washing machine of sort.
You can visit this Yoder home on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 5 pm. We always go to Sugarcreek on weekend but we have only been to this house once.
See the foundation? It's made of mud.
My son was pretty amazed of all the old tools that we've seen there. It reminds him of the tools that we've seen in the Wellsburg Museum.
This old sewing machine reminds me of the sewing maching=e that my maternal grandma used to have in her house. This is the type of sw=ewing machine that I learned to use in high school. I like that kind of of sewing machine as you get to exercise your feet when you use it as you have to pedal it to run.
I am not sure if this is a weaving tool but a similar tool like this was used in the Philippines as well in weaving the abaca bark.
Exploring this place was an exciting experience for me, I can relate to the simplicity of living that Amish have. The only difference was, I rid carabao and they ride horses lol.
Looking at the corn field makes me want to go back home and experience my childhood once again. Once in a while, it is nice to bring the kids to this kind of environment to let them see the different way of life that they have in the city.