Questions About the Amish

Questions About the Amish

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?...
Handmade Amish Baskets – Millersburg, Indiana

Handmade Amish Baskets – Millersburg, Indiana

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...
Amish Country Tour – Cashton & Tomah Wisconsin

Amish Country Tour – Cashton & Tomah Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin Amish community. The blacktop roads and...
A Visit to Amish Country – Augusta, WI

A Visit to Amish Country – Augusta, WI

Augusta, Wisconsin Amish There’s no better way to get a feel for how each Amish community is different than immersing yourself in the area. Last week I had the joy of visiting an Amish community tucked deep in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. About an hour southwest of...
A Visit to Amish Country – Daviess County, Indiana

A Visit to Amish Country – Daviess County, Indiana

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....
The Thankful Heart of a Child

The Thankful Heart of a Child

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. Just the other day I passed our local strawberry farm...