This and That

 Dawn getting her exercise. I love her bike. she is artistic and so it will get some more decorations. 

Sam Fisher and John doing some visiting. 

 It is Wednesday night and so the Shuffleboard is being used.


The ending of another beautiful day.

An Evening at the Park

Tonight at the park there was a police car, a U-Haul truck, Enos Bontrager's car and Tim Miller's motorcycle parked out front. Under the pavilion people were in two groups, them and us. I biked past the them group to get to the us group. I don't have names for the them people but in the us group were Enos & Tim, plus Reuben Yoder. The cops were called because of a verbal fight and the instigator had to leave the park. 

This all happened before I arrived, so we did some good visiting. The most interesting pieces of information I gathered was that 40-50 years ago in a certain Mennonite group they had a spit bowl up by the pulpit so the preachers could spit their tobacco juice. This was just a common everyday thing as during that same time-frame an Amish bishop from the mid-west used spit on the floor, and smash the spit ball with the sole of his shoe and rub in into the floor for good measure or for whatever reason. That is just how life was back then...

Tonight's Bike Ride

 After two days of thunder storms the landscape has changed. This is down by the creek. Already this last week the foliage in the creek is dying. I never did figure out if it was sprayed so it will die, or if it is just time for a natural death. 

 There is a bit of debris in the creek.
 I have no idea what is in this granite bowl.

 Beautiful storm clouds.

One of these days this old pine tree will be cut down. Yesterday a few dead branches dropped due to the high wind and pouring rain we had. 

Wednesday's Shuffleboard Tournament

 Right side...

Left side... I never stay long enough too see who wins. When it is too dark to take pictures I head for home. Most every time there are a few new or different people playing, plus the regulars. 

Boiled Peanuts and Pizza

 Today from 4-6 PM Stephen Borntrager served Boiled Peanuts and various samples of pizza, using his spices. These kettles are the peanuts and Emma made the pizza.

 A group of five stopped in for the samplings.

 A sampling of three spices. One piece was Emma's pizza and the other three each had different spice combination.I had a hard time deciding which one I like the best because I just like spicy foods.

The different spices lines up in a row.

Sunday Evening Musings

This is my Sunday evening photos when I bike where ever I want to bike. These are the times when nobody is on the streets. 

 Be ye fruitful and multiply... 

 The Grass is always greener on the other side... but I would hate to jump this fence.

 These two sheds have an issue between themselves.

 A Cover-up

Pinecraft Florida - 2015 Calendar

 The 2015 Pinecraft Calendar theme for the coming year is "Children". I chose this picture for the cover, because without young parents visiting Pinecraft, there would be no little children. There would be no children to play in the park, whether it is playing basketball, or taking her baby doll for a walk. The March picture is Daddy taking a walk with his two little children on the banks of the Phillippi Creek. 

The February, September, October and December months children with their parents are fixing to return home. Vacation is over and it is time to return to normal.  
Both Yoder's Amish Village and Der Dutchman's in Sarasota carry the calendar in their gift shops. I also have them on the back of my bike. 

Mail order is $18 each. This price covers the shipping. 
Make your check payable to:
Katie Troyer
3422 Schrock St
Sarasota FL 34239

Sunday's Bike Ride

 I went biking to see what is in the backside of homes, buildings and streets. For some reason I love the backside of life. Maybe it is because I am dyslexic. I don't know if I still am a dyslexia because there is nobody around to correct me when I see and say things  from right to left.  Anyway this is what I found.

 The Spanish Moss swinging high and swinging low. They just twisted and turned with the wind. 

 Just a storage shed.

 Two storage sheds among the Elephant Ears.

 The Backside of Pinecraft. This is the place where flowers look over the fence and chats with the vines crawling up the wall. This is the place where the fox trots and the Bobcat travels from east to west and back aagain.

 Miniture Elephant Ears in straight rows along the steep creek bank.

The canal in the backside of my house.

A New Season

 Herbert painting new murals.

 A new waterfall behind the buggy shed. 

 These two are new murals painted on the garage doors facing Bahia Vista.

 The New Season...
 and the other half of the New Season on the East wall.

This is a photo of the old mural. 

The previous mural painter got too old and feeble to continue. Each time I saw the paint chips chipping off, I wondered what is going to happen to this wall for it is so much a part of Yoder's Village in Pinecraft.  I was pleasantly surprised when I returned from my visit to Ohio to see this New Season on the east wall.

Pinecraft Shoe and Repair

 Less than a week ago a new shop opened in the neighborhood, Pinecraft Shoe & Repair. It is located on Bahia Vista, next door to The Village Cupboard

 The owners are Lee & Linda Keim. It has been their dream for years to open up a Shoe Shop in Pinecraft.

 They sell more than just shoes. They have a selection of ice cream freezers and the Berlin Flyer Wagons. I assume the chair is to sit down and try on the new cowboy boots or good sturdy waterproof work shoe.


A display of their boots and shoes. They are working on getting a line of women's shoes and sandals in the near future.

I took a peep into the back room where the leather sewing machine is, to do repairs.

 In another section of the store they have a display of real leather goods, made by Coblentz Leather from Holmes County Ohio.

Genuine leather belts. I am just showing a small portion of what they have on hand.

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