Here are just a few photos from my Shaker Village trip. The shakers are known for their simple furniture and their notched wooden baskets. They grew broom corn and made their own brooms (sheafs of broom corn in the window).
The Shakers were self-sustaining with farmland, orchards, and livestock on their property. I think my favorite thing this time was seeing the new lambs and kids.
They start shearing the sheep on Saturday, May 1st and continue through the month. I may have to return to see that - and the dying of the wool with all natural materials.
Sometimes the best part of the photos is the light that slants through a window...
Any of these would make nice paintings...ah, so much to paint, so little time!