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Gordonville Spring Auction & Mud Sale

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The Crowds Turned Out for This Year’s Gordonville Auction While the Strasburg Spring Auction two weeks ago started with drizzle and colder temperatures, today’s weather for the Gordonville Mud Sale was absolutely gorgeous – sunny skies and temperatures approaching 50 degrees. And the warm temperatures brought out the crowds for what promised to be a […]

Strasburg Spring Auction & Mud Sale

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2013 Mud Sale Season Begins in Strasburg The 2013 Mud Sale season began today with…well, mud. The day began with a constant drizzle and temperatures in the mid 30’s. It didn’t take long before the grass became covered in mud. But otherwise the 39th Annual Spring Auction at the Strasburg Fire Company got off to […]

The Mud Sales are Coming!

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The Spring mud sale schedule is coming for Lancaster County fire companies. “What is a mud sale?“, you ask. Well, these are fund raising events for many of the regional volunteer fire companies throughout Lancaster County – Gordonville, Strasburg, Bird-in-Hand, Quarryville, and many more.  They auction off a variety of merchandise, from quilts and craft […]

Beverly Lewis’ “The Confession” – An Amish Love Story Continues

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  (Update – This show has been so popular that it has been extended through 2013.  Check the current schedule here.) It’s a hit!  Beverly Lewis’ “The Confession” debuted this year at the new Bird-in-Hand Restaurant Stage.  Now the show schedule has been extended through November of 2012. Beverly Lewis is a New York Times bestselling […]

New Spin on Lawn Mowing – Amish-Style

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How do you cut your lawn? Most of us use a gas power mower of some sort – usually a walk-behind version. Maybe you have a self-propelled walk-behind mower. Many also use riding lawn mowers. Generally, the Amish use the old push mowers. You know, the reel mowers that do not have an engine. They […]

“Amish Grace” Movie – Forgiving the Unforgivable

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Thursday night the Lifetime Movie Network re-broadcast its new movie, “Amish Grace”, loosely based upon the 2006 Amish school shooting in Lancaster County, PA.  (See our earlier post from March 30th.) Since I am writing from Lancaster County, there were a few obvious production errors in this movie. The Amish buggies in the movie were […]

“Amish Grace” Movie on Lifetime Network

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Hollywood has once again taken on story-telling within Lancaster’s Amish community.  The Lifetime Movie Network has produced the movie “Amish Grace”, which first aired over the Lifetime Network last Sunday evening to over four million viewers.  film is based on the book, Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy, by Donald Kraybill, Steven Nolt, and David […]

Horse Drawn Sleigh Alert

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It’s snow! Lancaster County is being hit by the same snow storm that’s blasting the rest of the east coast. 5-6″ so far where we are, and more on the way. This is the kind of snow that might bring out the horse drawn sleighs. Look for them in the Amish farmlands along our back […]

Amish Barn Raising (continued)

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An Amish barn north of Lancaster, PA burned to the ground on Friday, September 25th.  Construction on the new barn began almost immediately.  We showed pictures of the construction progress three days ago. Here is what the new barn looked like yesterday, only one week after the original barn burned down: And here is what […]

Amish School Shooting – Third Anniversary

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It was three years ago today that gunman Charles Roberts entered the Nickel Mines Amish School in rural Lancaster County.  In this tragic Amish school shooting, he shot to death five young girls and wounded others before killing himself. Some of the families who lost a daughter that morning have since given birth to new […]