Our Modest Neighbors

Amish Wheelbarrow

If you're local, you know that the Amish shape the landscape and cultural backbone of the area. Their way of life is based on a literal translation of the Bible, marked by a modesty and simplicity.

As our balloon floats over the farmland, you will see evidence of their hard work, family and community. Everyone, young and old, works in fields and gardens for truly sustainable living.

A balloon flight goes where the wind blows; so, we never know exactly where we will land. As we approach a feasible place to land, one of our crew members will ask for permission to land on the property. More times than not, it will be an Amish land owner. In all the years we have been flying, we have yet to find someone that isn't excited about it. Typically, the whole family and neighbors will run out the meet us!

We have the greatest respect for these hardworking members of our community. They are not just "the Amish"; they are our friends, neighbors, and local business owners. While they are not as camera-shy as they were 20 years ago, please be mindful that some prefer not to have their photo taken for religious reasons.

humility, modesty, obedience, equality and simplicity. - See more at: http://www.padutchcountry.com/towns-and-heritage/amish-country/amish-lifestyle.asp#sthash.2rrv0ygN.dpuf
humility, modesty, obedience, equality and simplicity. - See more at: http://www.padutchcountry.com/towns-and-heritage/amish-country/amish-lifestyle.asp#sthash.2rrv0ygN.dpuf