Living on the edge of a large Amish community has many nice advantages, perhaps the greatest being very low traffic roads. Especially on Sunday mornings. Alex and I took a 29 mile bike tour this morning through our neighboring Amish country. Of course, Sunday mornings means church, so no buggies on the road this morning.
It was a perfect morning for riding, with no wind and temps in the low 60's. From a half mile away, we could smell new mown hay. Here it is having been raked yesterday. This hay will be ready for bailing maybe Tuesday, if it dries out enough. The first cutting is late this year because it has been so wet farmers couldn't get into their fields until recently. Of course, getting corn and soybeans planted is first priority, making hay second.
Many Amish homesteads have purple martin houses. This is one of my favorite martin house complexes - made from dried gourds.
It is part of a larger complex below:
Check out this garden. There are many beautiful gardens in this area. It is fun to look at them along the way.
These turkey vultures were waiting for us when we got home. Fortunately they were asleep and they didn't see us. Of course they wouldn't have bothered us if they did see us, but I always flop my arms when turkey vultures are around just so they know I'm still kickin'.