Visiting Another Amish Country

Last week I was a chaperone for my daughter’s third grade field trip.  And, of all places in Ohio for us to go on a field trip to…we went to Amish country.

For those of you who don’t know, my family and I live right smack dab in the middle of the most conservative sect of Amish in the entire world.

I’ll admit it.  I was skeptical…

I might have even mentioned to my hubby that it was kind of lame that we were going to Amish country on a field trip when we live right in the middle of the Amish.

So, Weslea and I climbed into the bus and took the almost-two hour (completely nauseating) ride to a different Amish Country where I was surprised to realize that we actually were on a fairly fascinating field trip.

I know quite a bit about the Amish just from living here, but I still learned much more while we were there. And I think it was good for the kids to all learn more about these people that we live so closely with here in Ohio.

And I definitely know it was a wonderful thing for the kids to be able to talk to and interact with some Amish people face-to-face since they typically only see them while we are passing their buggy on the road or driving past one of their homes.
Home Collage

All in all, it was a great learning experience for everyone.  If you live in Ohio, I’d highly recommend that you visit the Yoder Family Farm if you are ever in the area (it’s worth the drive just to buy some of the homemade cookies and goodies in their small bakery…yum!)

On the other hand, I would highly recommend that you not travel there in a school bus of extremely loud and excited third graders though.

Just sayin’.