Homemade Root Beer

I have lived on two continents and visited two more, but if someone would ask me what my favorite beverage is, it would be one straight from Lancaster County: Homemade root beer.   Homemade root beer is quite different from root beer soda at Giant or Walmart or...

Getting Ready for Church

Getting ready for church is a big undertaking for an Amish family. My grandma was a very particular lady, and when their turn for church came around, they scrubbed and scoured and polished every corner. They washed up every floor in the house, pulled any offending...

Made in the USA

Most times I am not tempted to buy luxury goods. But recently I visited a tiny little Amish shop only a few miles from my house and saw the most gorgeous computer case I have ever seen. Strong. Durable. Elegant. Attractive. Stunning hardware. Pure luxury. Several...

“That Amish Mafia, Is it Real?”

“That Amish Mafia, is it real?” one of the guests at the motel asked recently.   “My niece, she’s a little worried about the Amish Mafia,” another guest said. “It’s not real, is it?”   I roll my inward eyes every time people ask me these kinds of questions....

Amish Babies

Once when I was a little girl, we went to visit one of Dad’s Amish relatives. Their cute baby in a plain Amish dress cooed at us. Politely I asked the mother, “Was iss ihre naame?” (What is her name?).   “Es iss net en Maedel, es iss en glee Bu,” (It’s not a...

Introduction

This blog will be about all things Amish. Some of the topics I plan to write about are:   Funny Stories Back Roads Guide for Fun Things to Do in Lancaster County Amish Recipes and Food Answering Your Questions about the Amish Pennsylvania German Amish Culture My...