We wanted to include a few pics of Lancaster County on here to give everyone an idea as to what it looks like in the country up here. If you've never been to this part of the country then you should probably know that this is Amish Central. The farm houses and barns around here date to the early 1700's. Even as the country was first being settled, this area was known for its extremely fertile soil. The Amish came seeking religious freedom and settled here when the Susquehanna River was considered a frontier boundary.
They are a peaceful people that eschew electricity and all modern conviniences. They refuse to raise a hand in anger even if provoked. There's a story of several Amish meeting the Confederate Army at the Pennsylvania border during the Civil War. They told the army that it was not permitted to pass and they objected to the presence of an armed force. Having said their piece, they turned and left to tend to their farms. Even today they do not use electricity or drive cars. Click here for some pictures.