6 responses to Expansion plans
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    Dave Carrig
    Comment on Expansion plans (September 22nd, 2007 at 08:18)

    Wow –

    Its hard for me to imagine an Amish Community larger than any here in Chester/Lancaster county.

    I’m curious – is the community in Chii like the communities here where many Amish farms lie next to non-Amish farms? and where many Amish houses are intermingled amongst non-Amish in some neighborhoods?

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    Nevah
    Comment on Expansion plans (September 24th, 2007 at 11:34)

    Hi Dave,

    Which community do you live in where the Amish houses are intermingled with non-Amish?

    Cheers,
    Nevah

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    Nevah
    Comment on Expansion plans (September 24th, 2007 at 11:35)

    Hi Erik,

    I have been intrigued by the Amish lifestyle. Would you happen to know of any cultural exchange programs where I may be able to live/work in the community?

    Thank you for all the posts,
    Nevah

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    Comment on Sizes of largest Amish settlements (September 24th, 2007 at 12:59)

    Sizes of largest Amish settlements

    The Holmes County Amish settlement is pretty big. I believe Lancaster has had more out-migration over the past 50+ years than Holmes, due to land pressures, so factoring for that it probably would have been closer in size, or maybe even larger.

    There are some English in the vicinity of the very few Amish around Chili but it is fairly sparsely populated, compared to other parts of the settlement.

    Pretty much all Amish communities have houses mixed with English ones, towards the edges especially.

    Nevah, that’s great you want to do that. Probably the best way would be to just introduce yourself to an Amish family and ask if they would know of anyone in their community who’d done that. As far as programs go, I don’t know, but I remember seeing an article at Kevin Williams’ blog (Amish Cook Editor–there is a link on my site) a while back about rapper P. Diddy working on an Amish farm when younger, I believe that was through a program whose name might be in that article, if you check it out on Kevin’s site.

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    Dave Carrig
    Comment on Expansion plans (September 24th, 2007 at 20:40)

    Hi Nevah –

    I live out in Chester County – but the area I was thinking of – which is close to us is in the vicinity of Intercourse, PA – where I spend quite a bit of time.

    I like the idea of an exchange program as well. I would love to put my sons (who are good kids) on an amish farm for a few weeks in the summer. I’m actually going to look into the possibility of doing that.

    Erik – thanks for the update!

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    Nevah
    Comment on Expansion plans (September 24th, 2007 at 22:58)

    Erik,

    Thanks for the resources! Keep up the blog!

    Dave,

    Thank you for the information. I am sure it will be a great experience for your sons!

    Cheers,
    Nevah

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