More Living With the Amish

As always, these are actual photos of actual Amish folks taken with my actual phone while I drive on actual roads.

And as far as I know, no Amish souls were corrupted or destroyed in the making of this blog post.

Sometimes Amish children are allowed to take to the road by themselves.

Of course, when they do the are given the miniature horse.

This particular horse is the Amish equivalent of a Mini-Cooper.

This horse is more like the Pontiac Fiero.

These kids are too young to be driving themselves.

So instead, they sit patiently in the back of their buggy,

wondering what life would be like at speeds greater than 12 miles per hour.

You’ve heard that Amish folks eschew shoes whenever they can, and it’s true.

Honestly, I can’t think of one good reason why anyone would cut the grass barefoot,

but this dude is going for it.

Then again,

I can’t think of any good reason to mow corn either.

Amish folks love to read, and usually check out 8-10 books at the Family Center’s Library.

Here’s a group of readers who will never download books on a Kindle.

(and you can’t see it here, but these women were, in fact, barefoot.)

In this picture, Erica is either…

a) writing a check for Amish vegetables

b) asking this boy to sign a waiver to appear on my blog

or c) carving “I heart Technology” into his vegetable stand when he’s not looking.

Amish boy on a busy road wearing a blue shirt…

going very slow on a scooter.

Amish man on a busy road wearing a reflective jacket…

going very fast on a scooter.

And here’s the last few seconds of this rollerblading Amish girl’s life.

(I kid, I kid)

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  • Than

    What’s more old fashion, the Amish, or Erica paying $1.22 for 3 green peppers with a check?

  • Lance

    Oh Lancaster County…how I miss thee…

  • http://www.jasonboyett.com Jason Boyett

    I can’t help but ask — what are those circles in front of the camera lens on the two lawnmowing pics? Do you have an iron hoop dangling from your rearview mirror? I’ve been told it’s not safe to drive with an iron hoop obstructing one’s view, but maybe they do things differently in Lancaster County.

  • http://davidcarrel.blogspot.com/ David Carrel

    I love mini-coops. Maybe that is the only kind I will ever be able to afford.

  • Sandi

    Saw a kid the other day stop his scooter to send a text message.

  • jordan

    i think that loop is like a guitar string or something.

    these pics make me miss driving around lancaster

  • http://bryanallain.com/ Bryan Allain

    yeah, jordan is right. that hoop dangling from my mirror is a guitar string. i think i got it back in 2000 or 2001 after a Caedmons Call concert. Cliff broke a string during the show and i found it later and turned it into an auto accessory. i also harrassed poor derek that night for over an hour…just lurking, waiting for him to be done talking to EVERYONE else waiting for him. poor guy.

    of course, the funny thing is that I’ve since befriended Cliff and the rest of the band, and I even bought Cliff’s guitar off of him. So why do I still have that stupid string hanging in my car? because i’m a doof.

  • http://tothetuneoftim.blogspot.com/ Tim M

    Do the Amish really take checks? How many forms of ID do they require? I wonder if they would accept the peer2peer check ING online bank offers me?

  • http://aaronshappyplace.blogspot.com/ Aaron

    The last picture of the “Last few seconds” made me LAUGH!

  • Mike Peck

    Jill (my wife) was at the coach purse store the other day, where she came upon two amish women. Apparently, trendy purses are very important in the Amish community. Do you think Abercrombie and Fitch supply some of their garb? Amish life is hard, you have to keep up with Hostetlers.

  • Matje

    Let me tell you a little secret: cutting the lawn barefoot feels wonderful.