8 responses to Battle of the beards in Lancaster County
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    Amish Stories
    Comment on Battle of the beards in Lancaster County (August 3rd, 2011 at 08:06)

    I may enter this contest myself since i have a beard and mustache, although its not even close to being as long as that fellow in that picture. Its a lot of work folks trying to keep it neat, so if you don’t have any fire in your belly in keeping it that way “don’t do it”. We who wear beards may look a little lazy and disheveled and un- interested in our appearance, and that may be true in my case but we need love too,lol. Richard from www.Amishstorys.com

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      Comment on Battle of the beards in Lancaster County (August 3rd, 2011 at 14:46)

      Hi Richard, thanks for the email letting me know about the comments on this post–looks like comments are fine on all other posts and (hopefully) this one too, now?

      I found yours in spam box for some reason but you have been unleashed 😉 Sometimes these comments act up, no idea why…I wonder if anyone else had trouble commenting, or if this is just a dud post :)

      Anyway, I can bet it takes some maintenance. Some Amish have very neat beards (not observing “do not trim”), others the opposite.

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    Amish Stories
    Comment on Battle of the beards in Lancaster County (August 3rd, 2011 at 15:10)

    It can take some work Erik so sometimes i think about just taking it off, so I’m always trimming it and keeping it neat. I’m not sure how some of the Amish do it because I’ve seen some very long beards, The last thing i need is meat loaf and mashed potatoes in my beard. But they seem to keep those long beards clean and meat loaf free,lol. Richard from www.Amishstorys.com

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    David
    Comment on Battle of the beards in Lancaster County (August 3rd, 2011 at 20:31)

    I plan on watching “Whisker Wars” Friday night. I never knew there were contests.

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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    Comment on Battle of the beards in Lancaster County (August 3rd, 2011 at 21:08)

    I think a beard with a shaved head looks silly.

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    Kevin Lindsey
    Comment on Battle of the beards in Lancaster County (August 4th, 2011 at 06:33)

    I also have a full beard and moustache, but keep it trimmed in length with a battery powered beard trimmer ( a gift from my kids). Since my hair is curly it doesnt grow long but outward! I looked it up in the book “1001 answers on the Christian life”, an Amish book published by Pathway publishers, and what it says about the beard is that it appears that God expects men to have a beard because he created us that way, that the reason for it is it differentiates between women and men in positive way, and that it should be grown when God see’s fit to provide it. Of course, as has been mentioned in this post, he does provide a variety and/or scaricity of beards! Its also a good place to store a snack for later! (just kidding)

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    Comment on Battle of the beards in Lancaster County (August 4th, 2011 at 17:23)

    My husband has a long beard, somewhat trimmed on the sides to keep it from taking over the world. He does have a mustache. He didn’t for quite a while, preferring the “Brethren” look, but since he lost some visual acuity with the stroke, shaving is too difficult. He also has long hair. He sees this in keeping with the ancient Orthodox priesthood (he is ordained) who wore long hair and beards to indicate their pacifism.

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