It’s not uncommon at Shaker Village to see a pair of oxen laboring in the field or a blacksmith in period clothing shoeing a horse. It’s a delightful step back in time and “a testament to the simplicity of the Shaker lifestyle,” van Ogtrop says. “Plank-and-stone fences lace together nearly 3,000 lush bluegrass acres where a community of Shakers once lived, worked and worshiped.”
It’s great to see Pleasant Hill get this national attention. It is number 2 on the list of 10 great places. Here is another picture taken during our visit there last week. It is of the Deacon’s House; we stayed in a suite there on the second floor. Very authentic and very peaceful atmosphere. It is indeed a great place to relax and experience the simple life.