Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring in Lancaster County

Ahhhhh! Spring in Lancaster County! I sat in the two feet deep windows sills of our Bed and Breakfast for the first time since fall...I could smell the freshness of the land and see the birds above me flying in V formation towards the northern end of Lancaster County. All around our B and B, Amish and Mennonite farmers are preparing the soil for bountiful crops.

Our Old Order Mennonite neighbors daughter, Miriam plays alongside of our beautiful adopted Haitian daughter, Taicha. They are picking flowers and racing around our big yard. Occasionally I am amazed at how unusual this scene is. And it makes me grateful once again for the end of winter (and mounds of snow!) and beginning of Spring.

Written by Kristen Hertzog, Hertzog Homestead Bed and Breakfast