Wooden Ladder


Somewhere along an overgrown field a small, unweathered, wooden ladder drapes an old wire fence. We're deep in Amish country where we see the Amish riding along.  We can hear the covered bridge's aged boards giving way beneath the weight of their horse and buggy. The stream below is even rushing. It's worked itself into a lather. The trip, trap, trip, trap of the horses hooves have almost disappeared around the bend as we continue to admire this tiny wooden ladder somewhere along an overgrown field.

16 comments:

Kat Mortensen said...

We live very near to Mennonite country and often see them in their horse-drawn carts. It is quite a sight.
I like to imagine how the ladder in your images was used - apple picking?

Kat

Mary said...

Is this the Amish version of a stile to get over the fence? We have some Amish and covered bridges in southern Indiana but I'm not real close to them. I'm always wondering where you live :-)

Rose said...

I wish these were a common sight...it is not fun crawling under barbwire...but it is not good to climb the fence. This would be a great alternative.

lissa said...

makes me think of the old days where more farmers are around

hope your day is sweet

Naquillity said...

kat i agree it's quite a sight seeing them in their horse/ buggy. but, i don't know what the ladder is used for... apple picking is a great guess.

mary my husband said he thought that's what it could be used for, getting over the fence. i thought it was a strange sight the first time i'd seen it. but now i see them all over. i think it's neat.

rose welcome to Naquillity and thanks for your comment. it's greatly appreciated. i agree crawling under the fence can be interesting while climbing over the fence can cause you to get tangled up in the barbed wire. i'm thinking the ladder over the fence is a great plan, :)

lissa thanks for dropping by. we're quite the farming country, for sure. so far i can't complain about my day, :)

hope everyone is doing well today...

sandy said...

We have been through the amish area, and I love to see this kind of thing. Out where I lived in the west, we crawled through the wire, which probably didn't do the fence any good.

Caroline Gill said...

Fascinating observations, Naquillity. I love the ladder.

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi, nice pictures.. i liked..

Al said...

This reminds me of the stiles in the English countryside when I was growing up visiting my grandparents.

Kateri said...

If it is meant to be a way to get over the fence, I would say that it is a very idea. It is a cool looking ladder.

Wanda..... said...

These are very common in England, almost required I beieve if one puts up a fence blocking an established walking path!

Carver said...

I like the mood of this shot and the narrative went well with it.

Rambling Woods said...

I love the narrative also..we had a cabin in Amish country here in WNY.. I wanted to apologize Michelle. My reader didn't have the correct info so your blog wasn't updating and I thought you weren't blogging due to your recent health issues. I came and caught up. You really have been through a lot of tests and more coming up. I really hope they find an answer and a treatment that fixes the problem once and got all... healing hugs your way...Michelle

Kat Mortensen said...

It's only a great guess if there are apple trees nearby!

lisaschaos said...

I see it being used by a young boy to sneak over and see a young girl - and vice versa - love in bloom!

jo©o said...

Hello there,
Don't know how I arrived here (via via), but just wanted to say this little post is beautifully written. So concise and so full of descriptive sounds and sights. Well done you.
That is a very tall stile indeed. We have lots of them in the english countryside,but I have rarely seen one this tall. Over a deer fence maybe?