A good friend came along, and was able to keep watch for other cars (and buggies) as I took some photos, always mindful not to take any of the Amish while in close proximity. Nor of myself, posing in front of their private properties, tempting as it was.
Some interesting facts about the Amish we interacted with...
1- They speak with a slight Germanic accent.
3- As mentioned in a previous post, the Amish of this particular area sell goods and wares from their own homes. We could not find one Amish gift shop or bakery. We came upon a wooden sign in the road that read: BAKED GOODS EVERY WED. AND THURS. We followed the direction of the sign and found a young woman selling her goods at a stand set up near the road in front of her home. Below are the rich cookies I purchased. LOTS of butter.
When leaving I said, thank you, and asked how the Amish there say it. She said: denki, and pronounced it with an 'e' and not an 'a' as in danke.
4- Barns are huge - no wonder they can hold church services in them during warmer weather. Most are not painted the usual red we are accustomed to, but in their natural wood color.