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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I Love Lancaster County Part Two...

Sorry if you subscribe to the is blog and are getting this post repeatedly, I rushed through and keep finding typos...oopsie! =)
We were driving around to a couple of garage sales yesterday. I was once again struck by the beauty of our everyday surroundings. I was born and raised in Long Island, NY and have lived here for six years.
Although the transition was a rough one for me. I am forever grateful to God for bringing us here, it has been good, really, really, good for us.I never want to take any of it for granted, but I'm quite sure,
in my humanness I do.


These covered bridges are all over the county. They are hundreds of years old and were built to last. That kind of craftmanship seems so rare in our times.
I still get a chuckle every time one of these guys park next to me.

We are surrounded by Amish folk everywhere we go. I know they are not perfect, but they remind me to live consciously and simply. I don't always get that right either, I am a work in progress...
Small hospitable gestures abound...

All this within a five mile radius of our home...
Oh the possibilities...













5 comments:

Jo Anna Mollman said...

The price scares me on that last picture. I just heard about a 1 acre place in Lancaster County selling for over $500,000.00! Ouch!

We love it there too. Two of our children live there. We are in Wyoming, but I love coming to visit.

Jo Anna Mollman

amy said...
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amy said...

That's about the price of this farmette.

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Amy, I have really been enjoying your blog!....The area you live in reminds me of our last home that we moved from a couple years ago! We lived in Newark Valley, NY. It was a very small village outside of Owego, near the southern border. I miss it so very much!!!....also your pillows are just lovely!....Enjoy the weekend!....Heidi :)

Marja Kristiina said...

Thanks so much, Amy!

This was a really nice and interesting post. When I was living in the Midwest back in the early 90's, I visited an Amish village several times. I remember it being very educational and highly thought-provoking, and on a more mundane level I just fell head over heels in love with the apple butter they were selling... Learned a lot.