Did you miss anything on Amish Wisdom this past week? Amy Clipston shared about her new book A Dream of Home and photographer Katie Troyer took us with her on a ride from Pinecraft, Florida to Berlin, Ohio. Our Amish Scribe gave us the scoop on the Amish and alternative forms of energy and the … [Continue reading]
FROM THE BOOK NOOK: Wanting an Amish novel that will make you laugh? Cry? Or both? Look no further. Here’s where you’ll find the newest releases to hit the bookshelves.
Did you miss anything on Amish Wisdom this past week? Amy Clipston shared about her new book A Dream of Home and photographer Katie Troyer took us with her on a ride from Pinecraft, Florida to Berlin, Ohio. Our Amish Scribe gave us the scoop on the Amish and alternative forms of energy and the … Continue Reading
Q. Before we get to your talent for writing, let's learn more about you as a person. What are your favorite hobbies when you're not writing? Watching movies is my favorite pastime for relaxing. I also love to read. Since I work full-time and write books at night and on weekends, I started … Continue Reading
FROM THE COOK’S CORNER: Amazing, tried and true recipes from Plain (and nearly-Plain) kitchens. The next time you’re looking for something wonderful to try, check out Cook’s Corner! Deliciousness is just a click away.
Salt Water Taffy is a candy and an upper-body workout all in one. To give it its light but chewy texture, you’ll be pulling it, and pulling it, and pulling it for up to 15 minutes. Still want to make it? Here’s a recipe. 4.9 from 12 reviews Print Laura V. Hilton's Salt Water Taffy … Continue Reading
It’s that time of year when the days grow shorter, the air gets colder, and the dinners become heartier. And nothing warms you up better than a solid, home-cooked, meat and potatoes meal. I know the Amish would agree. So, below I’m sharing a special Amish Family Steak and Gravy recipe with you … Continue Reading
FROM TRAVELER’S TIPS: Planning a trip to Amish country? Or maybe you just got back from one. This is the place to share your pix, tips, suggestions, things to do…or to skip!
My recent trip to Ohio has been in the making since June, when our family got together for our "Family Gathering" in Illinois. I come from a family of twelve children and for years we have had this gathering once a year. Even after our parents both passed on, we've continued to keep this tradition. … Continue Reading
The best time to visit Pinecraft is, well, anytime—in my opinion. If you're familiar with this unique slice of the Amish and Mennonite community in Sarasota, Florida, you'll agree with me. But if you want to go at a particularly exciting time of year, as I did, you will want to mark your … Continue Reading
FROM ASK THE AMISH: Ever wondered what it’s really like to be Amish? Ask away! Our Amish scribe will return questions to me each week.
Q. I know some Amish people who use propane in their homes, but they can't use electricity. Is solar energy an option for the Amish as a power source? ~ Andrea Simpson For some Amish communities solar energy is an acceptable form of power for their well or workshops. Some have … Continue Reading
Q. What is an Amish funeral like? Are there special elements involved that Englischers don’t observe? ~ Cindy Geigert A. When an Amish person dies, the body will be embalmed at a funeral home and then brought back to the family’s house for two days of visitation and … Continue Reading
FROM BEYOND THE BONNETS: Q&A with Authors, Conversations about the Anabaptists, thoughts about community, ideas about how to bring the best of the Amish into your life.
John Yoder helps manage a Facebook community with over 8,000 members dedicated to learning about and discussing the Amish way of life. Here, he addresses some of the most common questions about the Amish. Q: What is the biggest misconception about the Amish? This will vary, depending on whom … Continue Reading
Cancer shows no mercy in its selection of victims. That means many in the Amish communities face the same diagnosis as I did eighteen months ago. When I was diagnosed in 2013, my Amish friends surrounded me with love and prayer. They also talked to me about their own experiences. Over the years, … Continue Reading