Amish Milk Cans

Sharing another Amish post today.

This time its Milk cans.  The Nebraska Amish of Big Valley still send their milk to the cheese factory in milk cans.

I think they make a great photo subject.











I like the reflection in the window too. 


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Comments

TexWisGirl said…
before my birth, my father was a 'milk man' with a route to pick up those milk cans from the dairy farms in wisconsin. :)
Cattails said…
How beautiful! Some of my favorite photos of yours so far!
Bethany Carson said…
Beautiful shots of the milk cans! We have a few old ones that we picked up while cleaning out scrap metal at one of our neighbors' old farms.
LV said…
I do not recall the cans, but we had a man delivered milk in bottles.
Gail Dixon said…
I am such a fan of your Amish shots. The photo with all the fall foliage is a stunner!
Sreisaat said…
Lovely images!
We do not have milk delivered to our doorsteps. We get ours straight from the shops :( It is nice to see some traditional ways are still being practiced there.

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Tom said…
The Amish in these parts have their cans up by the barn and the truck drives in to make the pick up. Tom The Backroads Traveller
Holly Myers said…
Great shots! Who would think how interesting milk cans are!
Stephanie said…
Love all the different shots with the milk cans.
Al said…
I agree - those are great compositions.
The good old milk cans! I usually only see these being used as mail boxes now but it sure is good to see them still in proper use. They DO make great photography subjects.
annie said…
loved all of these.
esp. the one with the buggy in the distance on the road.
Yogi♪♪♪ said…
I guess that I am old enough to remember milk cans.

There is an Amish community east of Tulsa that has a dairy. They use electric refrigeration. I asked them about it and they said that there is no prohibition against electricity it is just that they discuss technology to make sure it is useful and doesn't detract from their comumnity. So the dairy gets electricity and the houses get propane lights.
Kaya said…
Yes, yes these photos are so unique! I almost forgot how the milk cans look. And on the last photo these cans on the bench are next to the barn. I am just guessing but it looks like a barn.

Fantastic and so rare pictures!
Brian King said…
Awesome rural photos!
Cloudia said…
beautiful pictures and way of life



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ladyfi said…
Lovely shots. The last one is my favuourite!
Love the milk cans. They are really hard to come by here these days, not used at all except for decorative purposes. And I do think they are very decorative. Your photos of them are terrific.
I grew up in a very small village in Germany. Before I started school they still used to put out the milk cans on the milk bench in front of the farm houses. Then big milk trucks came by to pick up the milk and the benches were empty. Until they started decorating them :)
I love your photos of those milk cans and I also like the information about the Amish, I know very little about them.

Have a nice day
Knipsa
Gattina said…
I remember the time when these milk cans were still used by the farmers. Beautiful pictures !
Cans (we call them "churns") like that used to await collection outside the farm where my father worked when I was just a lad. For some reason they appealed to me then - as your images do now.
Your series is outstanding, Felicia. The milk cans are a good choice. Years ago we have been in an Amish area. I loved it. It's very photogenic. Greetings, Joke
Phil Slade said…
I never see those milk cans .anymore so thank you for the nostalgia. We used to call them "churns" too.
Ileana said…
The milk cans are a good subject !:) Great shots!
Cynthia said…
Beautiful photos, and so nostalgic. Interesting that we both chose aspects of the same topic for our post today.
RA Berks said…
Beautiful!...very neat photos! I'd love to have a couple milk cows someday! I'm addicted to milk!..hmm homemade ice cream! My pigs would love extra milk!
The only time I ever saw a milk can like that, I was very small. How interesting that they are still being used. Enjoyed your beautiful pictures.
Great photos! The Amish are a treasure trove of photo opportunity. These are beautiful.
Pamela Gordon said…
These are beautiful old time photos and I love the one of the view down the lane to the farmhouse! I remember seeing these old milk stands at the end of farm driveways many years ago. Now a big tanker comes to collect the milk. Times sure have changed for most of us.
Marie said…
They do make a great subject! Wonderful photos! Definitely a reflection of times past for the rest of us!
Primitive Stars said…
Morning, love how the milk cans look lined up, very nice pictures.Blessings Francine.
J Bonafilla said…
What super images. A truly original post. I love how the legs of so many of the wooden platforms on which the pails are resting have gone off the square. They look so precarious: a case of the Amish farmers living dangerously ! All the best, Bonny
Mascha said…
As I was a child, I've often seen such milk can banks (but I'm 55 years old), I don't know, when they are gone, here with us...
In some things I adore Amish peoples.
Gosia k said…
interesting milk cans I have never sen in Silesia
I love milk cans like these, Felicia. I had one I painted and stenciled on my front porch in Brooklyn for many years. I had to give it away when I moved west.
NatureFootstep said…
lol, childhood memories :)
EG CameraGirl said…
The cans are a great photo op. How interesting that some Amish farmers still use them.
Bills folks had a few milk cows when he was growing up and we inherited" a couple of those cans. I always loved how they looked. Can't remember which of our kids ended up with them when we downsized.
Judy said…
I didn't know anyone used them any longer!!! I love your scenery, but my favourite of your images is the second one, with the dappled sunlight on the cans and their stand!
Molly said…
Remnants of a by-gone era still well in use today, great images

Mollyxxx
Wonderful nostalgic shots Felicia, I especially love the 'x63' shot. Lovely!
Helma said…
That first picture I find truly visionary sich !!!!! Your other photos are also very nice, but the first really jumps above it. Compliment!
Roan said…
WOW! AWESOME! AMAZING! Love all of these shots of the milk cans, but that last one really caught my eye. I'm so sorry for not getting around sooner. It's been a sad week with a death in our family. Not much time for blogging.