Southern Delaware has a major chicken producing area even before the Revolutionary War (the state bird is the Blue Hen, which may or may not even exist). The long barns with short silo's are typical of the farms we saw in southern Delaware.
The Amish still use water wheels to help pump water to their farm animals and for other purposes
Mom enjoyed her (2 minute) tenure as a teacher in the one room Amish school.
This one room school would provide education for grades 1 - 8, which is all Amish children receive.
The Amish choose not to use electricity, but do use propane and other sources of fuel. The propane light is on wheels and can be moved around as needed.
This basement kitchen would be used for cooking in the summer or canning large batches of food. The wooden cask is a butter churn. Old wringer style washing machines are still converted to use gas engines.
The building on the right is a 'Spring House' and actually has a small, running spring in it. The house is from the 1800's and was used until 1968.
This reflects a turn of the century train station ticket office. There is roll top desk on the right.
A view across the farms just outside Chiusi, Umbria
While on one of the many archaeological hikes I was doing I took this photo. Infamous Irish imagery of rolling hills and farms
Walking amongst the tobacco crop in the valley of Vinales, Pinar del Rio
The tobacco crop in the valley of Vinales in Pinar del Rio