Friday, April 10, 2009
There is a pond walking distance from our house, I like to go there in the evenings, just walk there is fabulous, to see the nice gardens around and is a very peaceful place. I took this pictures two days ago while driving home, it was nearly dark, the ducks were moving really fast.
The house is one of the houses around the neighbourhood, in the top part of the hill by the pond. I love it.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
The Star Barn is a National Historic Landmark in Pennsylvania, it was built in 1872, The stars stood for hope and good fortune for the farm and land. To see this barn we went to Lower Swatara Township. The existing complex consists of a large barn (The Star Barn), a pig barn, corn crib , carriage house, chicken coop, pond, and stone fence. And I think is about 3.6 Acres of land. They sold the Barn last year, the new owners have plans to dismantle the barn and its ancillary buildings and prepare it for its new location near Grantville, Pennsylvania, it will be fully restore . So before they start moving it I took this pictures. A Groundhoug did a quick move around but I wasn't able to take a picture, it was nice to see that he survived the last Winter.
I will save this photos and hopefully I will do an oil picture as a future project.
By the end of March we took this trip along the countryside, and drived around Manheim, and Lititz PA, it was a wonderful day. I love horses and Alpacas, we found this somewhere in Manheim. We visited some antique stores, and ate at a local italian restaurant. Lititz is a nice place to go for a bike ride also. Among other attractions you can find a Wolf Sanctuary, a Pretzel Bakery, a Train Station Replica, Museums, The Wiburt Chocolate Candy Store and Museum.
Lititz is nestled in the heart land of rich farming country in Lancaster County.earliest settlers were Swiss-German Mennonites,Moravians and Amish in 1710 who fled religious persecution in Europe. They built old stone mills, wooden covered bridges and log homes. Many 18th Century town buildings have been wonderfully restored and can be enjoyed as you walk through town. Numerous local farms have been owned perpetually by the same families for 200 years.