These are a few photos from my a trip to Amish country in western Pennsylvania. Enjoy! This is a waterfall across the street from Mary Ann’s house, my friend and co-author of the Adventures of Lily Lapp series. The Amish in Somerset County are more isolated than in Lancaster. Smaller … [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.
The Courtship Basket, which is the second book in my Amish Heirloom series, is a book that’s very close to my heart. The story touches on the topic of kidney disease, and my husband, Joe, has had two kidney transplants. Kidney disease has been a black cloud over our lives for more than a decade. … Continue Reading
On Monday's Book Nook, we read an excerpt from Cheryl Williford's The Amish Midwife's Courtship. Do the Amish allow their picture taken? Find out from our Amish Scribe on Ask the Amish. Suzanne Woods Fisher shared the benefits of home gardening on Almost Amish. Wondering what to do with the … 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.
My go-to cookbook for Amish recipes is Amish Cooking, a book I purchased from Pathways Publications a few years ago. The thing I love most about the book is not only the variety of culinary delights, but the sprinkling of household tips it contains, as well. It's summer here in Kansas, … Continue Reading
“You will always leave something behind. Your influence.” —Amish proverb My grandmother, Marion Woods, was a bundle of high energy. After her five children were raised, she decided to start a tearoom on the sun porch of her large country home called Eagle Hill, on Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts. … 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!
These are a few photos from my a trip to Amish country in western Pennsylvania. Enjoy! This is a waterfall across the street from Mary Ann’s house, my friend and co-author of the Adventures of Lily Lapp series. The Amish in Somerset County are more isolated than in Lancaster. Smaller … Continue Reading
When people think about the Amish they tend to think about communities in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania or in Ohio or Michigan or even in Florida. But the Amish, like the pioneers of the mid-19th century, have pushed westward both in the United States and Canada. So if I drive west through the … 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.
When it comes to planting and harvesting the gardens, do all the women get together and share the workload, or do they each do their own? ~Suzette C Mostly they will each do their own. What do you want to ask the Amish? Ask our Amish scribe here. Sign up here to be the first … Continue Reading
I noticed the photo of the little Amish boy holding the bird. Do Amish now allow their pictures taken? In all the books we have read, they have not allowed this practice. Just curious. ~Evelyn White The Amish don’t like posing for pictures, but most don’t mind if pictures are taken. Many families … 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.
“Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow.” —Amish proverb Whenever I visit my Amish friends, I always make a point of wandering out to their vegetable gardens to see what’s growing. Their gardens, usually not far from the kitchen, are bigger than most people’s backyards. Gardens, … Continue Reading
The Amish typically get married around 20 to 22 years of age, but how do they find romance inside their conservative culture? For generations Amish parents have had traditions in place to help the next generation find their mate. As important as this decision is, the parents aim to keep their … Continue Reading