Today we have some photos courtesy of Bob Rosier, taken in the sole Amish community in Texas (in Bee County, about 90 miles southeast of San Antonio).
We’ve featured posts on this community before (see Bee County, Texas Amish), as well as on now-defunct Texas Amish settlements (see Amish in Texas), if you’d like to catch up on the story of the Amish in the Lone Star State.
The photos below were taken in various places throughout the settlement, as well as inside Borntrager’s Combination Shop. Borntrager’s provides, among other things, custom horse-drawn vehicles (see the eye-catching buggy below).
The Beeville/Bee County community reminds us that Amish really live all over the map. It’s not at all what people think of when they imagine “Amish Country”.
As you can see, these photos give the impression of a hardscrabble place, a far cry from Dairyland USA (though come to think of it, maybe a camel-milking operation would do nicely here…).
Bob also posted a comment a few days ago describing his visit, including a conversation he had with the settlement’s bishop.