34 responses to 10 views of Lancaster County (#3)
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    Comment on Amish stuff (March 4th, 2013 at 09:30)

    Amish stuff

    Interesting pictures Erik:)
    “Not just stuff…Amish stuff” made my day:)

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 4th, 2013 at 10:10)

    I liked the cemetery photo best. The happy face pie looks wonderful. Too pretty to eat though — 🙂

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    New York State of Mind
    Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 4th, 2013 at 10:29)

    My favorites are the pies. To think there are oysters or crabs inside of these. Hmmmmmmmm.


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    Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 4th, 2013 at 10:30)

    What was in the “Amish Stuff” store?

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    Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 4th, 2013 at 10:37)

    I love ‘hanging out with the sheep’. Clever!

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    Andre Leveille
    Comment on Great sky for photos! (March 4th, 2013 at 10:43)

    Great sky for photos!

    There is nothing like sunlight and clouds for photos in the country. I like the one of the bicycles on the other side of the fence…geometric pattern catches my eye. Send more photos please.

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    Juanita Cook
    Comment on Beautiful Photo's (March 4th, 2013 at 10:48)

    Beautiful Photo's

    I loved all these pictures you posted on here today. They are all so beautiful. Love the Amazing Amish people, they are so fascinating to read and learn about.

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    Annie Esh
    Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 4th, 2013 at 11:16)

    The Amish Stuff store is a great place for quite a few things. I discovered it about 3 weeks ago. They even sell used Amish clothing if you would want something like that. Amish clothes are hard to come by unless you know where to look. (And they are expensive to buy new.)

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    Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 4th, 2013 at 11:25)

    Where are the Cocalico Creek/Amish Stuff stores located? I don’t recognize them. Thanks.

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    Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 4th, 2013 at 11:40)

    I live in Maryland only about an hour and half away from Lancaster if that long. The picture of the oyster pie may have just been enough for me to take another trip up to Lancaster real soon.
    I have seen the Amish Stuff store many times when driving through but have never been in. I thought also that it would be just trinkets and crafts and a store that just uses the Amish name to sell things but after reading Annie Esh’s comment I may have to stop in during my next trip just to check it out. Great pictures thanks for posting them.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on A-h-h-h! (March 4th, 2013 at 11:55)


    The first photo of the farm in the distance, with the lone tree to the right, really spoke to me. It’s a vista I’d much rather see than that of skyscrapers. It whispered, “Peace…and solitude.”

    Unfortunately, I’ll be off to work in a couple of hours (so much for peace AND solitude)…

    But thanks for the photo, which I’ve stored in my grey matter for future reference! 😉

    I also just noticed the lack of snow (we’ve had a couple of snowstorms here in recent weeks, with another “biggie” on the way tomorrow into Wed.). Was there much snow to be seen during your travels?

    Alice Mary

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    Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 4th, 2013 at 13:20)

    Thanks for the pictures, Erik.

    I’m curious about the photo of the cemetery. Is that an Amish cemetery? The reason I ask is that I noticed the variation in monuments, which is sort of uncharacteristic of Amish practices. Regardless, it’s a lovely shot. I don’t desire to wallow in morbid thoughts, but I always appreciate subtle reminders that we have no promise of tomorrow.

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    Don Curtis
    Comment on Oyster Pie (March 4th, 2013 at 13:26)

    Oyster Pie

    Sorry, Eric, but you left me cold there. I can’t abide onions or oysters. The idea of a pie full of them is too much for me. Now, my son Mark would love them. My late wife loved oysters and onions, as well. The first date I had with Charline was almost our last. She came out with her breath reeking of onions. She had just fixed herself an onion sandwich. But, I’m glad I was able to overlook the onions as we were married for fifty years before she passed away. Luckily, oysters are more expensive and less available around Central Ohio than onions. She never fixed them that often and I was very thankful.

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    Anna Angelo
    Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 4th, 2013 at 13:46)

    Love the photo of the garden area! I was just thinking that it would be interesting to see a “series” of photos of an amish garden along with some of their garden wisdom from start to harvest so to speak. I am always so impressed with their neat and tidy gardens. 🙂

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    George H.
    Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 4th, 2013 at 15:39)

    Thanks so much for taking the photos and for sharing them with us!

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    Dale D.
    Comment on response to cemetery photo (March 4th, 2013 at 17:43)

    response to cemetery photo

    I am a professional photographer and live in Lancaster County. I believe that cemetery is Mennonite. The church looks like Carpenters mennonite church near Talmage along tr 772.

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      Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 4th, 2013 at 20:56)

      Thanks, Dale. Good eye!

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        Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 4th, 2013 at 21:00)

        Oh, Gee! I just looked back at the photo again and it has the caption above it: “The Old Leacock Presbyterian Church cemetery.” Has that caption been there the whole time??

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          Comment on Old Leacock Presbyterian (March 5th, 2013 at 01:53)

          Old Leacock Presbyterian

          It has Lattice 🙂 This is right off the main route between Intercourse and Bird-in-Hand. You’re right, Amish stones tend to be plainer and more uniform. In Lancaster County at least, Amish and Mennonites share some cemeteries.


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          Dale D.
          Comment on My bad (March 5th, 2013 at 05:14)

          My bad

          It is as captioned!

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    Patty Tolliver
    Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 4th, 2013 at 20:01)

    10 views of Lancaster County (#3)

    I love the picture with the sheep and being an historian/genealogist I totally loved the cemetery picture. It’s great when the weather cooperates with you for photo ops. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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    Anne, the mom!
    Comment on too bad... (March 4th, 2013 at 20:23)

    too bad...

    There’s a shocking lack of telephone poles/electric lines in those photos of the Amish farms. Good going Erik! Thanks for sharing these.

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    Comment on Quiet neighbors (March 4th, 2013 at 21:51)

    Quiet neighbors

    The church, whichever denomination, reminds me of one in my community. It looks quite like that. It’s a simple looking building on the outside. The thing that always stood out for me was it is built of stone and at least in my lifetime it has a distinctive purple door. It even has a little boneyard surrounded by a wall or fence (I forget which) which makes it look like this photo. This photo makes me think about how the local church must have looked 50-100 years ago
    Beautiful photos.

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    Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 5th, 2013 at 11:50)

    I’m still wondering where the Calico Creek and Amish Stuff store are located. I’m fairly familiar with the area, so would like to visit. Also, if you are “local” to Lancaster, the Quilt Preview and Quilters’ Boutique are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the MCC Material Resource Center on W Trout Run Rd, Ephrata — near the hospital. Great locally made quilts that will be at auction in April. This is a relief ministry that the Amish support.

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      Comment on AMISH STUFF LOCATION (March 5th, 2013 at 15:03)


      Barb, the Amish Stuff Store and Cocalico Creek are on the north side of Hwy 30 at the east end of the big bypass. You can Google a search by Amish Stuff, Lancaster, PA – they have a website as does Cocalico Creek Country Store.

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    Comment on AMISH STUFF! (March 5th, 2013 at 14:49)


    Okay – now don’t shoot me but….. in the latest installment of AMISH MAFIA (yes, the DH and I do watch it – but only to see if we can recognize areas that we have been to in Ohio and PA) there was a quick shot of the 3 tall, wooden “Amish” folks (ala Cigar store indians) that stand out front of the AMISH STUFF store on Hwy 30… it was during a scene that the TV screen said was Holmes County, Ohio! We had such a laugh. Also, when Darrell and I were in PA last summer we drove by the Amish Stuff store so many times that it became a running joke with our OOA friends that we were on vacation with in Lancaster.

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    Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (March 5th, 2013 at 15:13)

    Hi Mary – Thanks for your help. It explains why I’ve never seen the stores — to me Cocalico is up around Ephrata. Plus I don’t drive that part of route 30 — If I’m going into Lancaster City, I use route 23. Thanks for taking the time to reply. Barb

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    Comment on !!! (March 5th, 2013 at 16:14)


    Oh I love it! “Not Just Stuff…Amish Stuff!” Really, now, if I ever make it out to PA, you know I will have to stop by and find out what makes it different from “Stuff”.
    And Erik, that’s just not fair. I’m hungry now and it’s barely 4pm.

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    Dale D.
    Comment on Amish Cemeteries (March 5th, 2013 at 17:56)

    Amish Cemeteries

    Back to the Amish cemeteries. Since Amish do not have church building, many farms have family cemeteries. As you drive around Lancaster county you can see some of these from the road. They usually have some kind of fence or rock walls around them.

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    Mona, Kentucky Lady 717
    Comment on 10 views of Lancaster County (#3) (April 21st, 2013 at 19:20)

    Some great pictures on here Erik ….but I’ll pass on the oyster pie tho…..make mine Pecan lol 🙂

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