Every good rule is eventually broken

Readers and writers of Amish fiction have discovered certain “rules” about the Amish–lifestyle choices that almost never vary from one Old Order district to the next, from one state to another. But the more I research this fascinating culture, the … Continue reading

Whoopie Pie History & Recipe

Whoopie pies are considered a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition. Whoopie Pies have also been known as a “gobs.” in Western Pennsylvania (see Gob History below). They are one of Maine’s best known and most loved comfort … Continue reading

The Amish and earning a living

I’m sure you’ve noticed it costs a lot of money to live these days. Even if you’re a fairly subsistent farmer, there’re still items you cannot grow, taxes to be paid, doctor bills, and shoes for those children starting back … Continue reading