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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Oh Those Wacky Amish


A few days ago I showed a photo of a Amish horse and buggy on the road. 
You can see that post here.
At least here they had a shoulder to trot along on.

I suppose the speed limit isn't an issue for them.  I wonder if they have to give turn signals?

Here in Jamestown, Missouri a specific space is set aside for buggy parking.  Jamestown needs to provide horse poop bags as an incentive for the buggy drivers to clean up after their horse. 

Even within the Amish though, there seems to be the occasional scofflaw.




10 comments:

biebkriebels said...

It still is amazing to see the buggies on the road and parked along a shop. In a way it is nice US give them the freedom to live their lives. But on the other hand I am against all kind of extreme religions especially when children have to live such a limited life.

Carole M. said...

...interesting to observe it happening like you did and lovely photographs to document

Flory said...

We must have the "New Generation" of Amish here, because they drive vans and trucks!!

Sharon M said...

Those would have to be some mighty big horse poop bags. That alone could make me give up the Amish way.

TexWisGirl said...

found it interesting that that particular buggy didn't have a caution-slow-moving-vehicle warning sign!

Randy said...
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Randy said...

What an interesting lifestyle. I like the no hitching sign.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Always drawn to the irrelevant, I couldn't help but notice the handicap parking space. My, that blue is vibrant. They must have just striped it. At first I thought you were showing us handicapped parking for the horses. Apparently not.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Cute. You sure do travel alot and I never get tired of the adventure or your take on it. I've seen more through you eyes than I'll ever see on my own. Have a good day.

wildaboutwales said...

I wonder what the Amish think about the wacky guy who shares his buggy with a cat. now if you want to see dirty carriage drivers pop over to the Muslim world of Egypt not only do the horses get to crap in the streets but the drivers also because here the lowly street cleaner has to clean up after them