Amish Soap, Lotion, and Custom Furniture

At last I found the place I was looking for! Here I met the delightful Rachel, a 20 year old Amish woman, barefoot, 5’2″, and slender. She showed me to “the store,” which was in their cellar. What an organized operation.

Lotion $5, Soaps $2.50 – have all my birthday and Christmas gifts covered with this visit.

As I left the shop I inquired about the barn next to the house. Rachel gave me a tour. Here two of her brothers worked.

Some pictures.

The furniture warehouse..

The price list

The end to a perfect, rather expensive day…

H.H. Buggy and Repair

Made a wrong turn while looking for the Amish gal who sold soap, lotion, and candles. Often in my travels when I make a wrong turn I come across something fascinating, and this was the case here.

Herman and his wife Emma, were pleasant and told me the soap vendor was their next door neighbor. While they had birdhouses, secret boxes, and buggies for sale, unfortunately, I was not in the market for those items.

They allowed me to take pictures of their operation, and Herman has quite a business. I spoke of Mark’s Tack Shop I visited in Pennsylvania and he was quite interested, so I mailed him a copy of the blog and the shop’s contact information.

Here are some pictures of his business.

Should you be in the market for a wagon or buggy, secret box, or birdhouse here is Herman’s contact information:

Herman J. Hershberger

2982 Hollis Road

Ellenboro, N.C. 28040

located between Hopewell & Hollis Communities

Closed Sundays and Religious Holidays

no phone service

Amish Small House Builder

While the Amish lack phone connection this young Amish man has quite a business. When I inquired about how he finds buyers, he stated they stop by, and I have a sign. It seems to be working..

Where the small homes are made.

The homes range in price with the storage home on the left $5500, the middle home, which has electric and a rear area for storage and bathroom, $16,900, and the brown storage area about $5000. They are well constructed and believe these were the prices he stated but don’t hold me to it.

Next: A Visit at the Buggy Shop

The Amish of Polkville, N.C.

Always a fan of Amish folks I found this community of 30 families in Western North Carolina approximately 45 minutes from my home base. What a delightful visit.

Began at the Polkville park area on Saturday where the Amish and others have an open market. Visit early as she sells out quick!

Here for reasonable prices many baked goods were purchased.

Pecan Pie $15
German Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese $10
Homemade Bread $4
Banana Bread $6

Glad I have a good sized freezer at the cabin.

In speaking with the vendor she told me of other Amish vendors so I was on my way…

Unsure if I was on the right road, came across this and knew I was.

Next stop.. the Amish small house builder.