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Heritage Days 2012

While I won’t do full-fledged photo essays like I did in 2008-2010, I did take a few shots from the Intercourse Heritage Days festival this past weekend. If you don’t know, Intercourse Heritage Days is an annual celebration held at our local park (in Intercourse, PA) that features a volleyball tournament, kids tractor pull competition, […]

Cows on the Loose!

Saw these two renegade cows on my way home from work yesterday and knew it was a premeditated attempt to get onto my blog. Guess what? It worked. Not sure if one of the cows is running or levitating in this next picture… Just another day in Amish country.

Amish Rollergating

You never know what you’ll find around the next corner when you’re out and about in Amish country. Case in point: I drove past this the other day. Not sure that this is legal. (and frankly, I’m not even sure it’s fun.) But hey, only in Lancaster County!

My Amish Roots by Shawn Smucker

I’ve done my fair share of poking fun of the Amish on this blog, but it’s all in good spirits. Many of you don’t know this, but my father-in-law was actually Amish until he was 3, when his parents decided to leave the Amish church. How ’bout them road apples? If you’re fascinated by the […]

The Amish Hair-Cutting Attacks

If you had hired me last week to write 100 ridiculous stories about the Amish community, I’m pretty sure I would have eventually come up with this one. And yet it’s not a fake piece written for The Onion. It’s a true story reported by The New York Times, among others. I won’t reproduce the […]

I’m the King of the Amish

I’ve been meaning to share this picture from our family photo shoot a few months ago for a while now, but it kept skipping my mind. Thankfully, your wait is over. Those of you who have “See a picture of Bryan with his arms raised as an Amish buggy enters a covered bridge” on your […]