Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Amish in Lancaster County

The Amish in Lancaster County.... it took some time for me to get use to living here. As we decided to settle down to open up our bed and breakast in this bucolic community, we had to get use to "slowing down" Now I say slowing down with all due respect. I have never been as busy as I am now. However, I hear it all the time when guest come here to stay at the Harvest Moon. They say, "what a slower paced life you have here... it is so quiet and you have it so easy".

In the beginning I really did not understand what it was that they were talking about. Then as I started the discovering the county, I began to realize what they meant. You hear it as you pass through the country side, (off the main drags) you hear it as you go to a small road side stand, ( the friendly service ) and you see it as you stand out of the car and look at the country side from a hill top, ( nothing but beautiful farmland ).

Our area is something else, there are a lot of special places in the world; Lancaster is most definitely one of them. From the small local bakers that sell their home baked bread on the side of the road to the quilter that just hung her latest masterpiece for sale. If you are looking for what my guest call "quiet" you will find it, in all senses of the word.

Join Jan from the Artist Inn and myself for our tour as we dig deep into the Amish way of life, Go to a bakery and learn the process of Amish baking and canning, see age old traditions of how they make a buggy and top it all off with a dinner an an Amish Household. You will be totally immersed; we guarantee.

To find out more go to the Harvest Moon. We hope to see you on this one.

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