Though they’re known to put in long hours, Amish life is not all work. Today’s question for Pennsylvania Amishman John Stoltzfus: What kind of things do Amish do for fun? John’s answer follows. Do you enjoy any of these pastimes? This is a very interesting question, however first I needed to look up the description […]
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Al in KY recently reminded me of the photo quiz posts we did last year (wait, I guess I mean 2011, not quite last year anymore). He is right, it’s a nice time to do another. Below you’ll find three photos from three different Amish communities. Your clues: 1) Each is from a different geographical region […]
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Below you’ll find the five finalists for the Amish boat caption contest from last week. Thanks to everyone who offered their ideas. The top two vote-getters will receive a copy of the 2012 Amish Woodworkers of America guide. I’ll announce the winners in the comments section here on Wednesday. [poll id=”9″]
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Andy sends in the photo below, taken in warmer times in the vicinity of Jamestown, New York. I’ve got 2 copies of the 2012 Amish Woodworkers of America guide for the 2 best captions. This latest edition of the guide includes a short piece I wrote on Amish furniture businesses.
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I’m calling it “Amish” in the title, though that’s not totally accurate. More of the participants were probably non-Amish, though there were quite a few Amish riders as well, and a heavily Amish crowd. Riders perform each Monday in the spring and summer, but as I understood it the August 27 event at Hill Brook […]
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I’ve just gotten back from Lancaster County after what felt like 2 days in the car driving home yesterday (trucks can be bumpy on highways). I’m going to catch up on comments now and will be sharing more as I settle back into English America for a couple days here before the next trip begins. […]
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My PA trip is still going strong. Departing from the Amish schedule for a bit, I took a day trip to New York City yesterday. And of course this sign caught my eye, amid all the skyscrapers and bustle, just south of Central Park: The only Amish I saw were on the Amtrak ride home […]
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