Photo by Jim Fisher It continues to amaze me at how resourceful the Amish are. I don’t think twice about going to the refrigerator and pushing my glass under the ice dispenser to fill my glass with perfect little square cubes of ice. I don’t give it a thought on how...
Some of the most asked questions about the Amish I get from my readers. In today’s post, I want to set the story straight and answer a few questions about the Amish in and around Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Why do they stop school in the eighth grade?...
Handwoven Amish Made Natural Reed Baskets We do a lot of traveling, and I'll be the first to admit I'd much rather travel the backroads of Amish Country than the traffic-filled streets of big cities. You would think with all of our travelings I would learn to like...
Among the marshlands filled with cranberries in central Wisconsin live over two hundred Amish families who call Monroe County home. A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of taking a ride through the backroads of this Amish community.
Last week I had the joy of visiting an Amish community tucked deep in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. About an hour southwest of Wausau is home to the town of Augusta. Known for its popular stores like Weaver’s Country Store and The Wood Shed, there’s not a shortage of winding country roads just waiting for you to explore.
Every summer we take a long grueling twenty-hour trip from South Carolina to Northern, Wisconsin, trading the smoldering heat for mosquitos as big as baby birds. The trade-off is worth it since we get to spend the summer loving on our two Wisconsin granddaughters.
I’ll be the first to admit that I can get so caught up in my troubles that I forget to have a thankful heart. I would say it’s only human to want to think our problems are always more important than anyone else’s.
We typically think of wedding season as being spring and summer but to the Amish fall ushers in the beginning of the marriage season. With basements filled with bountiful canning jars and silos bursting with winter feed the harvest season comes to an end as the.
I often get asked if the Amish celebrate the holidays and the answer is an astounding …yes! They may not rejoice in the degree as we English do but they still engage in holiday celebrations just the same. Just like us, Christmas is a big day in an Amish home.
This is a story about an Amish boy called Little Samuel who from the age of 12 has not had the use of his arms or legs due to a terrible horse and buggy collision. A two-time cancer survivor and brushes with death three times, Samuel’s story, is one filled with tragedy