Life in Pinecraft Florida. This book is The Beginning of the Season November 2011- January 2012. This is the time when the first Snowbirds come down from the Plain Amish/ Mennonite communities and settle in for the winter or stay a couple of weeks and go back home and endure the cold winter. This is is the ideal place for older people who are still active for they are outside in the sunshine, biking or walking. Or we have Shuffleboard games, Bocce Ball, checkers and Chess for the older people. The young ones have the basketball and volleyball courts. Pinecraft is just the perfect place for Amish to be in the winter months.