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Enjoy your visit to Amish country, but be sure to follow the 'golden rule' and treat the Amish and their property the way that you would wish to be treated. This statement from a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Visitor's Bureau brochure sums it up well: "While you talk and mingle with the Amish, please remember that they are not actors or spectacles, but ordinary people who choose a different way of life."


Whether you shop for local Amish-made goods and furniture, stay overnight at a quaint bed and breakfast tucked under an authentic Amish quilt, stop by local roadside stands set ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

Read our comprehensive guide to why the Amish live the way they do. We offer a list of informative articles to help you understand their culture, and way of life.





It’s time for morel mushrooms! Spring rains and hot, humid days bring out the annual fungi that are so delicious simply sautéed in butter.

These springtime delicacies are worth their weight in gold. Well, maybe not gold, but definitely silver. Elusive and a challenge to find, morel mushrooms are a springtime delight that brings out the most determined hunters.

At the weekly Farmerstown auction, bidders were vying against one another to the tune of $70 per pound. While that seems like a high price to pay, consider what it takes to hunt for these tiny morsels. Often climbing over uneven, muddy terrain, traversing around or over ...
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Presenting bloggers from area businesses to keep you informed regarding events and more at their businesses and throughout Amish Country.





Nancy Lembke

There is an art to making wheat shocks like those pictured here.


Just before the grain is fully ripe, the farmer cuts and binds the long stems of wheat straw into individual bundles. If you look closely, you can see that each shock is made up of several bundles. 


As the wheat is cut by the horse-drawn grain binder, the individual bundles are dropped on the ground. The following day each bundle is picked up by hand and six or seven are stood together, each leaning to hold the others upright. Then a cap bundle is carefully bent in half ...
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