All of these photos were taken by me, the midwife. I have worked with the Amish communities for many years...
Old Order Amish Woman's caps
Caps worn by the women
Old Order Amish Men's Hats
Men's Hats, straw hats over their black dress hats
Young child's dresses and their aprons
Part of a Old Order Amish kitchen
Old order Amish Laundry Machine
A home made laundry machine.
Old order Amish will hand the clothes anywhere they can for more room!
More laundry on the fence
Old order Amish home, on laundry day.
Laundry hanging inside
The family stove. Used to heat the home, cook and bake.
Often only a few chairs or a simple couch will be the only living room furniture.
Water is always heating up on the stove, if the stove is "on" (filled with wood and being used). Many stoves have a water reservoir in the back so you always will have hot water.
Barn raising time!
knitting at a birth
As a midwife, I may often knit while waiting for the baby to arrive.
water birth by candle light
Birth by lamp light
Old Order Amish home birth, by lantern light.
lamp and clocks
There are often several lamps going as well as several clocks.
Keepsake Foot Prints
This community does not allow covered buggies. Even in the rain, snow, and sleet!
Another community, not old order, see the difference of the buggies?!
fix a mailbox with a tool!
Wanna know more?
This is the Menno Hoff that is located in Shipshewana Indiana. If you would like more information about the various Amish groups!