8 responses to Lancaster Amish Highlights
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    John Stoltzfus
    Comment on Great to have you (February 22nd, 2012 at 07:34)

    Great to have you

    Have a safe trip home

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    Richard from Amish Stories
    Comment on Lancaster Amish Highlights (February 22nd, 2012 at 08:02)

    Hey Erik I’m sure you had a brief but interesting time in Lancaster this week, and I’m glad you were able to drop over to our own Amish community of Lebanon county. Have a safe trip down south. Richard

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    Comment on Lancaster Amish Highlights (February 22nd, 2012 at 08:16)

    I have seen footage on television of the meat packing operation. Which goes to show what churches can do for feeding the needy when they aren’t tying up their money in other ways.

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    Lee Ann
    Comment on Lancaster Amish Highlights (February 22nd, 2012 at 08:55)

    It looks like some mis-read the message on who took the trip south.I’ve thrown it back in. ” In an odd twist of the usual course of things, it was me waving farewell as Amish friends left on a long distance trip south.”

    Wish you had pictures to show of the meat packing for charity. Would have liked to see how it was. My own church has several canneries around the country and we are able to use it to can for the community and ourselves. We all go volunteer to help. We have canned apples and such for the community food bank. Some were made into applesauce, and some for pie filling.

    Keep up with the interesting post Erik. Have a safe trip home when you go again. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why you would want to live in Poland, and not stay in SC.

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on Great update, Erik! (February 22nd, 2012 at 09:44)

    Great update, Erik!

    Great update, especially when you’re admitting your lesser skills. Very humble of you.
    Re: your friends’ train trip, I think they are going to have the better time–I’d love to ride the rail & sleep on a train.
    Take care, have lots of fun, and keep us posted.

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    Comment on Lancaster Amish Highlights (February 22nd, 2012 at 13:35)

    Erik have you ever to a Mud Sale in PA?

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    Comment on meat packing (February 22nd, 2012 at 21:17)

    meat packing

    I have participated in several meat packing sessions in Berlin, Holmes County Ohio. The canning unit which is mounted in a semi truck pulls up a building dedicated for this purpose and the meat cutting is done in the building with the canning done in the truck. I have helped with both beef and turkey. The beef was on the bone but the turkey was deboned. We cut the meat into small chunks for the cans. Very well organized and efficient and it is encouraging to see the boxes of meat ready to go to disaster areas at the end of the day. I am usually one of only a few “englishers” with the majority being groups from different plain groups both Amish and Mennonite. This last year I took an Amish friend with me as she had never been.

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    Comment on Video (February 24th, 2012 at 06:54)


    Here’s a video on YouTube of the Mennonite Central Committee during 2010 canning turkey I believe.


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