Ever wondered what an Amish homemaker’s daily routine is like? Cooking, cleaning, gardening and maybe even quilting are usually some of the activities in the day of an Amish homemaker. Here is an idea of the activities in an Amish woman’s day.
Amish women normally wake up very early. Wake up time ranges between 3 am and 5 am. A little space for solitude and quiet time is normally allowed before beginning the day’s activities.
An Amish homemaker may tend to livestock if her family operates a homestead. She may feed them and make sure they are healthy and well. At this time she would also be gathering food from the garden and maybe eggs for breakfast. Kids and hubby will normally be awake by now and helping with chores too.
Then it is time to prepare breakfast. Breakfast usually consists of pancakes, fried potatoes, eggs milk, cereal, shoofly pie, etc.
The entire family gathers for silent prayers, as faith is an important part of Amish lifestyle. The only family members who might be absent are those who had to leave earlier because of work. Breakfast is normally enjoyed together as a family around the table after praying.
If it is holiday time, the kids will help with cleaning up the kitchen. But if it is school time, an Amish homemaker will pack lunch for her children. If she did not already pack lunch for her hubby and send him off to work, she will also be packing his lunch too at this time.
After breakfast and packing lunch, it is time for cleaning up the kitchen. Most Amish homemakers prefer to make sure the kitchen is left clean and tidy so that it is always ready for her to prepare another meal or welcome guest into her home.
Then it is time for other chores to be done. Chores may include washing, canning, sewing or mending, cleaning etc. Chores may be done with the help of daughters who have completed their studies and are at home.
After house chores are done, it is time for gardening. An Amish homemaker may be growing both flowers and vegetables.
When the chores are all done, some time for crafting may be allowed. Crafts usually include quilting, basket weaving etc.
In the evenings when the kids return from school, dinner will be made. Dinner is usually a grand occasion, though very simple at the same time.
Everyone gathers, pray and talk about their days.
After dinner, the kitchen will be cleaned. Usually with the help of the children.
At the ending of all the activities, the family normally spend time together crafting, chatting, singing and maybe even reading.