Saturday, another trip into Amish Country.
My husband needed a part for his garden tiller. He was told that an Amish welder and fabricator could get the part he needed. So, off we went to Chester County, Pennsylvania.
The Amish are honest, hard-working, family oriented people. They pay taxes and drive their buggy’s and carriages on the highways.
We passed a buggy on the way to the welding shop. When we arrived I stepped out of our truck to look around the area.
In the distance I saw a buggy moving along the county road. Soon, it turned into the driveway of the fabrication shop and drove past our truck, then turned into a shady spot that seemed to be a designated parking spot in the shade. I asked the driver if I could photograph the horse and buggy.
“When I am away, you can photograph anything you want,” he replied.
I had heard that the Amish did not allow anyone to photograph them, but while he was taking care of his business, I was able to snap a photo of this beautiful horse and buggy, that appeared to be new.
Looking around the neatly lined up displays I noticed a mower that appeared to be pulled by a horse. And the boy, still mowing with the mechanical trimmer. I don’t know what the thing is that has the legs and what appears to be pipe above the tanks.
Notice the metal wheels on the hay mower.
We bought the part for husband’s tiller and back to Maryland.
Yet, another surprise:
This farmer was cultivating his crop. The horses were careful not to step on the plants.
Look what is in the road up ahead…..a load of hay, pulled by another Amish farmer.