The Amish in Pennsylvania
with Elston and Jackline Hill
June 2010
The pictures on this site were taken
in the vicinity of Jackie's sister and
husband's house (Delores and
George Lesher) in Schaefferstown,
Pennsylvania. Right behind the
house is a grocery store, restaurant,
and general store owned by the
Mennonites. The picture on the right
of an Amish girl was taken in the
lane behind the Lesher house.

The picture below was taken from
the backyard of the Lesher house.
Note that there is a hitching post on
one side of the parking lot for the
Amish to tie up their horses.
Below, some Amish riding behind the Lesher house..
Below, a boy waiting in the parking lot at the hitching post.
What appears to be his grandfather arrives, and the two ride away with their purchases.
Right, a young Amish lady
ties up her horse and goes
in to the store to shop.

Below, an Amish farmer sits
under the shade of a tree in
the parking lot.
On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,
the Mennonite owned general store
gives free ice cream. Left, Jackie and
her sister Delores have an ice cream.

The Amish love anything free and
come to the store for free ice cream.
Below, a series of two pictures of an
Amish family having ice cream.
Below, an elderly couple leaving the parking lot.
This was the view of an Amish farm a five minute walk from the Lesher home.
Some Amish homes can be quite large. No electricity runs to Amish homes, but I did notice a solar panel on an Amish house.
An Amish lad working in the fields. Note the clothes drying on a line.
An "Amish bicycle" is a scooter.with
inflatable tires.
Riding around this area of the country, one must be
careful of the Amish horse carts.
Below, some horses and buggies in a parking lot at a small store in a rural area
Right, loading groceries into the horse
The most colorful encounter we had was driving by what appeared to be an Amish picnic for young people who were engaged
among other things in playing volley ball.
Since the Amish prefer not to have their pictures taken, I was very discreet using the longer focal length of my camera and for
the most part I think that my camera was undetected.

We saw quite a number of Mennonites as well, but since they drive automobiles and use modern farm equipment, they were
generally not as colorful as the Amish. However, the Mennonite women did at times present a colorful appearance as seen
below in two pictures taken at the grocery store owned by the Mennonites.