Chris – Woodcarver
A visit to the Amish Farm and House isn’t the same without stopping in to get to know Chris, our resident woodcarver. He has been our resident woodcarver for over 20 years! He is a nationally known author of several books about the art of whittling. His whittling books have been translated into several languages and his hand-carved roosters can be seen around the world.
Watch as Chris transforms a simple tree branch or twig into a beautiful and unique rooster–using just a pocket knife! Inside his shop, see one of the world’s smallest carved roosters (you’ll have to use a magnifying glass!)
One of these small roosters received a certificate from The Guinness Book of World Records! You’ll marvel at the wide variety of things that can be done from a simple pocket knife. Make sure to check out the souvenir “name logs” in his shop! Don’t forget to ask about his collection of slingshots too!
During the months when Chris is not at the farm regularly, his carvings are still on display and available for purchase in the gift shop.