User login

Quick Links

AMISH COOK FRIEND CLUB
Find out how to become an "Amish Cook Friend"...

PLAINLY DELICIOUS
For those looking for the first installment of our cooking show...

Shopping cart []

0 Items in Your cart

Read the Weekly Column Online!

Did you know you can read The Amish Cook's weekly column online? Learn more...

Donate to Keep This Site Running

Do you frequently contribute to this site or read the column online each week? Make a difference by donating to keep this site up & running!



RSS Feed

Syndicate content

Recent comments

Buggy Vs. Car

I love traveling in a horse-drawn buggy. When riding in a buggy I very quickly re-establish a connection with the surrounding environment, a connection lost when barrelling down the road at 50mph in a closed car.  But in a buggy the clip-clop cadence of the horse's hooves lulls one into a sweet sense of serenity.  My chaotic cares fall behind.  There are few more enjoyment moments than a buggy ride on a crisp autumn Michigan morning under brilliant blue skies.  Still, I'm not always 100 percent at ease.  In the back of my mind, the thought is always there: "oh gosh, I hope passing motorists are paying attention."  Because when a car - and especially one of our gas-guzzling SUVs - plows into a buggy the buggy always loses.  Amish craftsmen do a superb job of creating sturdy buggies but they simply are no match for a two-ton car. Here is an excellent article that explores the reasons behind a rash of car-buggy accidents lately.  The conclusions might surprise you.  With all the fuss made over buggy visibility at night, most accidents are during the day.  So if you're in Amish country, slow down, enjoy the serenity and watch the curves.


Re: Buggy Vs. Car

Hello, what I 've,been wondering for some time is what is the cost of keeping one horse  for one month. I know with vet bills hay and feed it would be pro rated within the year. sorta like cost per mile use. Is it cheaper then todays auto.Even if you grew your own hay,grain etc. there is the man hours to consider. thanyou

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <object> <param> <embed>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

Captcha
This question is used to make sure you are a human visitor and to prevent spam submissions.
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.