Here on the final day of 2014, I thought it would be a nice cap on the year to share links to favorites of the past 365 days.
Below you’ll find those posts which got a lot of comments or otherwise good response from you, plus some of my personal favorites.
Wherever you are today, I hope your year went as well as it could have–and that 2015 will only be better.
Finally, a special thanks to all of you for your comments, emails, words of encouragement, and valued contributions to this site. You are a big part of what keeps this job fun and keeps Amish America humming 🙂
A look at the Holmes County Amish community in winter (39 photos)
A peek at the winemaking process in a New York Swartzentruber Amish community
Is it best to “bloom where you’re planted” or seek different pastures?
How do Amish review the unwritten Ordnung? An Amishman responds
A look at the Amish practice of writing circle letters
An explanation of and interesting facts about Amish affiliations
A visit to the Amish of Kalona, Iowa (32 photos)
Amish in NC put up a
barn workshop and equipment shed
Two videos of Amish people picking up and moving a barn
How did the Amish get into deer farming?
A police officer in PA goes undercover as an Amish woman to catch a criminal
One Amish family’s creative re-use of a calendar page
Look inside a Tennessee Amish pantry
Look inside an unusual Amish leather business
Ruminating on Amish jams
Rich Stevick answers your Amish youth questions
Are these Amish bank advertisements funny or offensive?
A look at a $9,861 Amish buggy
Visiting the Amish at Arthur, IL (24 photos)
Anne visits her Amish convert son in Minnesota, and explains why “we are wimps!”
The time the Amish showed up on MacGyver
Time-lapse video showing an Amish barn raising in 200 seconds
Audio interviews with an Amish bishop, young man, and the Shipshewana town marshall from Jim Cates’ Serving the Amish website
Donald Kraybill notes on the Bergholz hate-crimes reversals
The Rudy Gingerich moving sale in Hazleton, IA (19 photos)
My visit to the Amish of Union Grove, NC (32 photos)
A 27+ book Amish reading list
Amish in the mountains of Giles County, VA
The inside scoop on Amish taxi-driving, from two Debbies
Not An Outhouse: David Arment’s look at Amish phone shacks
Amish scholars sing for the Ohio legislature (video)
Image credits: Kenton buggy: Steve took it/flickr; Bicycling couple: ShipshewanaIndiana; Autumn buggy: Shawn