"We come across a potter's shed, and many quilt shops selling gorgeous hand-made quilts with typical Amish designs. The Amish are somewhat ambivalent about mixing with non-Amish people, but do have shops selling stuff patronised almost exclusively by non-Amish."
"They also try to cultivate their own food. Almost every house has its own patch of land sewn with sweet pea, potato, wheat and corn. We encountered a middle-aged woman in an apron combing the earth with a hoe-like tool. She was quite glad to take a break to give us directions, but we engaged her in a long chat — to find out more about the Amish way of life. Her dress was a long single gown with a severe cut and absolutely no embellishment. She wore long hair, in a single plait and a colourful scarf covered half her head."