When we arrived on David Kline’s farm, I was a bit surprised at first. It seemed at first that there was not much to the farm, but that thought quickly left my head the minute we stepped into the barn. I realized the organization and focus that goes into this barn and farm on a daily basis, which in fact seemed to flow very smooth throughout the day. Everyone I saw on the farm looked like they knew what they were doing, and did not look to David at all for any confirmation on their actions. The kids seemed carefree and fun, as they went about their day running around fooling with the cats.
What I didn’t expect to see, however, was the amount of machinery that looks to be used on a daily basis. As much as the big, green John Deere and Bobcat may be helpful to the daily life of a farmer, I thought I wouldn’t see any machines of their sort on the farm. As I’m sure the houses they live in conserve energy/are run on solar panels, I was a bit surprised to see how much electricity was used in their daily life. That being said, I had never been on an Amish farm before, and I was surprised to see some of these things. Just as there could be Amish who use more electricity, I’m sure there are some as well who use much less.