Johannes with Nefretiti, the queen of our flock. 1991
Johannes works the 1890s foot treadle printing press
Our beautiful, beloved turkeys
Constructing the summer kitchen, 1992
Christian’s Gemeinehaus painting showing our founder protecting the Hermitage with his blood which turns into a stream and then into a furrow.
Putting the roof on the tractor shed. Photograph by Luc Novovitch (2004) and used with permission.
The Mahantongo Heritage Center is the only museum specifically dedicated to preserving and displaying the Pennsylvania German folk traditions of the Mahantongo Valley.
Three sweet goats: Starbuck, Bathsheba and their child. 1995
Building the First House with our animal family, 1989.
The Hermitage in 1990
Hymn The union of time and space Makes of each moment a grace. When the spirit’s revealed That’s when we’re healed In lives of harmony,
Getting ready to put the roof on the Gemeinehaus. 1995.
Christian on the “throne” of the hay cutter with our cherished oxen, Star and Bright.
The Hermitage in 2011.
Hymn Remember who you are: You’re born of fire and star. Though you think you’re apart That’s not who Thou art: You’re a part of everything. You’re a part of everything.