Amish Modes of Transportation ~ 2

As promised last week here are the buggies that the Amish in my area use. 

This is a buggy that the Nebraska Amish use.  This group of amish can be found here in Pennsylvania in Mifflin County (Big Valley), Centre County (Penns Valley) and maybe some of Huntingdon County. I'm not sure if they go quite up that far or not. They are a small group.

 The black buggies belong to the Lancaster Amish.  They are pretty widespread here in Pennsylvania and in other states too. This group of buggies were at a home on this Sunday where they were having church.

This is the group of horses that belonged to the above buggies.

This buggy with the yellow top belongs to a group of Amish called Byler Amish. They are a split from another group.  Then there is the two seat open air buggy in the background. 

There is quite a bit of  interesting reading at this link I found HERE if you want to know more about the amish of Big Valley.

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Since there is part of the same barn showing in the above image, here is another pic that shows the whole barn.  It was not taken the same time as the above buggy image.



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Comments

What Karen Sees said…
Love this glimpse into Amish life. I love how clean and beautiful their farms are and so picturesque as well!
Tom said…
Hi Felicia,
Great shots as ways. We have a small settlement of "white topper" in New York State and many "gray toppers" have also moved in from Lancaster in search of cheaper farm land. Several "Byler yellow toppers" are here, but there tops are really brown! The yellow in your area is bright, almost doesn't look Amish. Tom The Backroads Traveller
TexWisGirl said…
neat that each sect or group have their own design or preferred style. :)
Linda W. said…
Wow, I didn't know there were different groups of Amish within the overall religion. I'd love to come see the Amish people.
carolann said…
For may years every weekend we headed down to Amish land. Nice images and clarity you have shown us.

They had sausages they sold, honey and veggie produce.

They were friendly people.

I read books of them well not by them but of authors. Like Jerry s. Eicher love novels the hard times in working the fields and losing the men spouses from illness.

If ever there would be ever a time in dire those people would survive. The children brought up to see and do everything. The teens of this generation barley know what a snow shovel is used for or a rake. Maybe they know just too spoiled to participate.

Great barn and I love seeing the Amish mode of travel!
Leovi Leovi said…
Yes, interesting shots of these wonderful cars, nice photos!
Sandra said…
I have only seen the ones in the second photo, in photos and movies. the others are all very interesting. the yellow is surprising. i like the one in the first photo best. when i saw the buggies parked i thought where are the horses, scrolled down and there they were.. this is really interesting.
ladyfi said…
Love that buggy park!
Mascha said…
Lovely buggies and a great barn!
Have a nice new week :-)
Debby Ray said…
Lovely images of the Amish and their ways..everything always looks so crisp and clean...great pics!
Grandma C said…
Beautiful photos of the Amish way of travel.
Pamela Gordon said…
Thank you for sharing these different Amish buggies. I didn't know there were different types for each order. The barn is a beauty.
Sharon Wagner said…
The last photo is so vivid. Nice buggies!
psychelyn said…
This is the 2nd time I've read something about Amish in someone's blog. It's very interesting to have a peek on their lifestyle. Thanks for sharing this. It's a beautiful detail.
Primitive Stars said…
Hi Felicia, very interesting how they have their different groups. I have heard though the Amish are not kind to there animals, hope not. Blessings Francine.
Gosia k said…
Amish group is amazing for me me... It is fantastic how can live in the 21st century..
Gail Dixon said…
Yay! Another Amish post. As you know, I find them completely fascinating. I did not know there were so many different sects! I do admire them and their dedication to this way of life.
CDH said…
How cool! I drove the eastern half of my state in a covered wagon and 2 horses! It was a blast! Took me 10 days...
Cheri
Linda said…
Nice barn shot! We have Mennonites here and they drive buggies to church. However, they also drive trucks when needed for work.
Brian King said…
Very cool! The black buggies I've seen many times, but some of the others are new to me. I've NEVER seen a bright yellow one like that. Great looking barn and silos!
Montanagirl said…
I've been getting some nice glimpses today into some of the blogger's homes and lives - and yours is no exception. Loved seeing this look into the Amish way of life.
Barb said…
You've taken me back home with these photos! A line of buggies used to pass our house in Akron, PA, each Sunday on their way to church at someone's house.
Kaya said…
I could look and look at fragments of Amish life. Your pictures of it priceless!

And this beautiful barn touched my heart. It's soooo charming!
Marie said…
When I was a little girl, I spent 8 years in Maryland when my Dad was stationed at two different naval bases. We would often "take a Sunday afternoon drive" after church, and sometimes end up in Pennsylvania where I saw my first buggies.I loved it! Really nice shots! Love the Amish group that sport the yellow buggy roofs!
Lois said…
Nice pictures! I didn't realize there were so many different types of buggies. I like seeing those silos too!
Holly Myers said…
We have lots and lots of Amish around my neck of the wood too. This was interesting! The yellow buggy is a new one for me! Thanks for sharing!
Michelle said…
The yellow buggy is new for me as well. We have Amish and Mennonite communities, and businesses, in my area of Kentucky. More and more moving in each day.
Rajesh said…
Great shots of buggies. I do not see them anymore here.
Daniel LaFrance said…
Something special about their way of life... especially in our 'wired world'.
Bruce Clark said…
Great shot of the buggies. The yellow on the last one was interesting.
Stephanie said…
Love the barn shot and the glimpse into the Amish world.
Yogi♪♪♪ said…
Interesting pics. I learned something today. We have Amish groups down here in northeast Oklahoma.
Bethany Carson said…
Very smart looking buggies! It is quite interesting how the other group of Amish distinguishes itself by a different color of buggy top!
Indrani said…
Beautiful farm scene.
Only 100 years ago we were all traveling by horse and buggy! So nice to see this tradition still alive and interesting about the different colors for different groups. The barn is beautiful and so big! I have been reading some of the new novels the Amish are writing - they are wonderful glimpses into their lovely way of life. xo Karen
Stewart M said…
Great shots - love the reflectors on the buggies.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
Fine pictures and a very interesting link. Who would have thought that a lifestyle that aims for simplicity and unity could be so complicated and divisive?
Gattina said…
Nice to see their way of life, but honestly I prefer the modern one !
The last picture is just beautiful !
Carver said…
Great shots. I've always been fascinated by the lifestyle of the Amish.
Cynthia said…
I've never seen the white or yellow top buggies, so very interesting. All "our" Amish in Wisconsin and Minnesota use the black ones. I love seeing them out and about their business, especially the cute children looking out the windows at the world.
Cattails said…
Very interesting. I enjoyed this.
Birgitta said…
So interesting to see the Amish life! Fine photos!
Jeevan said…
Interesting to know and see the buggies... and how they distinguish by groups with specific colors! I like the yellow and open air buggy. Great photos and you well composed them all. Will check the link later to learn more on the Amish
RA Berks said…
Great photos and stories!...I enjoyed them! I have not seen a couple of those styles of buggies. I'm not far from the Jamesport Amish community here in Missouri...I love driving around all over in that area! ...and I there's quite a few Amish north of me. Pretty neat what you're doing to the photos!
Monika MW said…
Very interesting post. Thank you for sharing, beautiful photos. Greetings
Judy said…
I hadn't realized there were so many kinds of buggies!! the ones I see in Ontario are all the black ones. I am glad the horses have a chance to rest and grab a bite while the people are in church!
Gail said…
Wonderful craftsmanship. I really enjoyed all the horses, too.
Wow, thanks for the info, I knew there were different factions, but not to this degree, fascinating (great photos too!)
NatureFootstep said…
I like the horses, but for the rest .....
We've never been in your part of Amish country ...darn it... Would love to remedy that some day. We spent some time in the part of Ohio where they are and really loved learning a bit about this culture. Love that yellow top buggy! Thanks for all the great pics and info.
Minoru Saito said…
Hi! Amish people are very famous in our country. But I have never seen the photos about them. Thans for sharing.
Trace4J said…
Very cool.
How fun would it be to take a ride.
Woolie Hugs
Roan said…
We have amish north of here and sometimes see buggies parked at Walmart. Never a yellow topped one, though. It seems a bit flashy for any Amish, even a split. Interesting post!
Gert said…
These are beautiful photos, thank you for sharing!!
bettyl-NZ said…
It's quite amazing that they still live such simple lives. Great photos.
Amy Burzese said…
Very interesting. The Mennonites near us in southern Tennessee always have black buggies. Sorry it has taken me so long to respond, but thank you for sharing with The Barn Collective!