Journal entry Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
|This was outside a grocery store|
|This picture is blurry but that's just as well|
since they don't want their faces in pictures.
In Lancaster we went to a farm that had been turned into a tourist place. We took a tour where they showed us all the rooms and talked about the Amish way of life. Outside there were lots of out buildings with a kitchen for cooking in hot weather so as not to heat the house, barns, and big dryers.
|This one-room schoolhouse had a quilt rack in the front|
In the woodworking shop there was a whittler and wood burner who had some of his work on display. He’d made a rooster about twice the size of the head of a pin, complete with a feathery tail.
I collect key chains and have about 30 of them at home. I was delighted to have him make me a specialized key chain, with whatever designs I asked for on both sides. The bird is in honor of me, of course, but I had him make it a Cardinal because we saw one hanging around the farm. So bright and pretty! We don’t have them where I live.
Then we stopped at Hershey factory. We went on a tour of a simulation of the factory with silly, singing cows. It had little carts that went on a continuous loop, each with their own speakers, so you could climb on at any time. I hadn’t realized quite how much work and how many steps it takes to get from the cocoa beans to the chocolate.