We had what we're assuming is the owner's mother. unfortunately, I didn't catch her name. Wow, I'm hoping it was just the tour guide, but this was not worth the money. The tour guide was a total ditz. Forgot to tell us things or would interrupt one thing she was talking about and start back on something else. We felt we learned almost nothing about the Amish way of life because all we could think was "Is this tour over? Can we get away from her yet?"
It really soured us on the rest of the place, too. It was a hot, muggy day. So we didn't have a whole lot of energy to begin with, but that made it even worse. We could barely care less about seeing anything at the farm. Thankfully, we did look around because we were able to find our best experience of the day. We wandered in to one of the shops out back and met the wood burner, Chris Lubkemann. While we were looking around, he asked Ashley her name and burnt it along with a smiley face into one of his scrap pieces and just handed it to her.
It wasn't just neat that we could get personalized things, but he had so much fun interacting with the people that it made you want to spend time around him just to hear his comments. He owned the goats on the farm (which made us want to go back and see them) and two of them were pregnant (due any minute), so he was always talking about them. He had one grandchild and LOTS of grand kids! He almost made it worth the price of admission.