In Amish Country

From his home in Hockessin, Delaware, Baqar, my son reached Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse, Pennsylvania, in one hour. All through the journey the landscape remained alluring and absorbing. He took time out from his schedule to take me to the fascinating tourist attraction, a trip to the Amish country. We spent time in the Kitchen Kettle Village in anticipation of our transport.

It was two very sturdy horse driven buggy; the horses were fed and washed before we were allowed to board it.

The history of the Amish church began  in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Mennonite Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jackob Ammann. Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish.They are known for simple living, plain dress, Christian Pacifism, and do not adopt many conveniences of modern technology. The Amish value rural life, manual labor, humility, and serenity, all under the auspices of living what they interpret to be God’s word.

For further details about the Amish please search on the internet as my knowledge about them is from the same source. 

Fortunately I now had an opportunity, as is normally said, ‘to hear from the horse’s mouth’! Sharing it with you. The journey starts:

Can anyone become an Amish?


Medical Facility?

They are contractors too.

Who builds their houses?

Agriculture, Maize, Soya beans and grass for cattle. Individual land holdings upto 70 to 80 acres.

Dairy. Milk filled in large tanker is supplied to the market from the dairy


Gender Equality?


More than one wife?


Crime, law and order ?

Amish population increasing?

Travel abroad ?

Back to base !

Cooling in the market!

Baqar and Self !

All pictures have been taken by Baqar Abbas Shameem

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4 thoughts on “In Amish Country”

  1. Thanks for introducing the world to an entirely unique civilization to the world Sir. Special clan deserves a special mention. Very well made, indeed.


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