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Amish barnyard...

FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR 1/210 second F/4.5 ISO 100 27 mm

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Looks an industrious place Judy

16 Oct 2013 6:54am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

as Doug says those silos (?) make it look quite industrial. Is that allowed :)

16 Oct 2013 8:14am

@grouser: To answer your question, I Googled it:
Families normally do the shock spelts harvesting together (involves cutting and bindering the grain, then shocking it). Oats, wheat and barley are harvested by threshing rings usually consisting of 4-6 neighbors sharing a threshing machine. The order of which farm to harvest first depends on which farm's grains mature first. The silo filling rings consist of as many as 8 to 15 different farmers helping a person put corn silage into the silo. The rings are slightly overlapping so that the membership of the rings of adjacent farms vary slightly. Coordinating the silo filling schedule, therefore, is quite challenging. One has to take into account not only the crop maturing status of immediate neighbors's corn but also a large group of farms many of which are outside one's own ring. This scheduling must also avoid double-booking someone to attend the silo filling of two different farms at the same time. Membership in threshing and silo rings also changes over time according to the needs of individual farms. Tasks in production as well as the communal meals afterwards are age and gender specific. Women help harvest spelts and can do oat threshing and hay baling but not silo filling because there is heavy lifting involved.

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Beautiful composition. It is a peaceful scene.

16 Oct 2013 9:17am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition . Very beautiful photo .

16 Oct 2013 10:05am

Frances from Massachusetts, United States

A wonderful view of a farm Judy, I love the building on here and the silos, which you do not see on many farms in the UK, and Ireland. I must agree with Lai Chan See, it is a peaceful scene. *****

16 Oct 2013 12:06pm

@Frances: Thank you so much, Frances ... it definitely is peaceful there.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Everything looks well ordered and clean! Everything tells about how these people consider work and living!

16 Oct 2013 12:38pm (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A great composition. I like your Amish series.

16 Oct 2013 1:26pm (Vic. Catalonia): I'm pleased that you are enjoying it.

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

What a peaceful picture of cows grazing!

16 Oct 2013 3:18pm

Paleblue Photography from St. Catharines, Canada


16 Oct 2013 3:23pm

@Paleblue Photography: Thank you very much for your rating!

Don from Spokane, United States

I like this farmyard for its arrangement and extensive size. I wonder if they will use three siloes.

16 Oct 2013 4:55pm

@Don: Thanks, Don ... as for the three silos, I can only imagine that if two weren't enough they would put up another. :D

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a lovely farm!

16 Oct 2013 5:45pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great view of this farmstead! I love the look of the weathered wood on the barn.

16 Oct 2013 5:54pm

@Steven: Thank you so much, Steven ... the wood is so different in different lighting situations.

franz from Baden, Austria

the scale is impressive indeed! three silos? must be a sizable operation ...

16 Oct 2013 7:07pm

@franz: Some of these farms are very large.

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Just a thought, but I wonder could the farmers name be Macdonald ??. ;>)

16 Oct 2013 7:36pm

@Jeff: Ha, ha ... "In Lancaster County and related settlements, Stoltzfus is the most typical Amish name. Other frequently-occurring names in Lancaster County and related settlements include: King, Fisher, Lapp, Zook, & Beiler."

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful composition, colors & lights!

16 Oct 2013 11:49pm

@omid: Thank you, Omid!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful frame and textured timber on the barns ... a nice shot of the working amish farm!

17 Oct 2013 1:16am

@RBL: A little tonal control and that texture just popped right out. ;D

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely scene.

17 Oct 2013 3:05am

L'angevine from Angers, France

est-ce que ça sert à traiter le lait des vaches....j'aime la partie des tours à droite

17 Oct 2013 7:50am

@L'angevine: Les silos sont à stocker du foin pour nourrir les vaches en hiver.

1/210 second
ISO 100
27 mm