Lancaster County

Today we headed north east as we wanted to see some Amish farmland. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has a large settlement of Amish and Mennonite colonies, whose Christian beliefs are based on leading a very simple life. These colonies refrain from using technology, they drive around in horse drawn buggies and use horses for on farm work as well. They wear traditional peasant dress, and they emphasise occupations close to the farm and the home and forbid higher education. We saw quite a few buggies around town and several shops with Amish shopkeepers selling home made items to supplement their farm income. They seem to specialise in patchwork quilts which are beautiful. They are mainly dairy farmers, who also grow crops such as corn to feed their stock. Drove on and spent the night at Williamsport, about 300kms north.



2 Responses to “Lancaster County”

  1. 1 Damoooooooooo
    August 1, 2012 at 2:04 am

    happy birthday campbell!! shame your birthday wasnt in amish land, great way to celebrate eating bread and water!!

  2. 2 p
    August 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    bring me home a horse and buggy, that would be good to ride into the Bridge Hotel, Perthville

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