Where are the yellow buggies from? I've never seen them before. ~Donna F. Yellow buggies can be found among a certain Amish group in Bellville, Pennsylvania. What do you want to ask the Amish? Ask our Amish scribe here. Sign up here to be the first to get exclusive news … [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.
One hot summer day, I watched my son teaching my young grandson the fine art of skipping a stone on the surface of the creek. Tyler, impatient as all seven-year-olds are, immediately grabbed the biggest stone he could find and tried to throw it. It sank on impact, of course, like the stone it was. … Continue Reading
Discover the 'what if' behind Kelly Irvin's latest release, The Saddle Maker's Son, on this week's Book Nook. (Plus, enter to win a copy!) Do the Amish use battery-operated weather radios? Find out from our Amish Scribe on Ask the Amish. Suzanne Woods Fisher discusses the Amish sense of humor on … 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.
I’m reaching way way back to share a recipe from a truly sweet saint of my growing up years, Lizzie Weaver, at my home church, North Goshen Mennonite. Isn’t she just the cutest? (Some of the older women of the church at that time would have still worn covering strings as shown here, as did my … Continue Reading
Apple Pie (contributed by Mrs. Edison Gerber, Walnut Creek, Ohio) Ingredients: 3 cups diced apples 2/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon flour ½ teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg 2 tablespoons rich milk 2 tablespoons butter (optional) Pastry for two 9 inch crusts (recipe … 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!
See Josiah for President, the Musical — playing in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania this summer and fall. Amish Country sounds like the perfect escape from politics, doesn’t it? But then again, if you’re looking for a completely different kind of presidential candidate this election year, well, … Continue Reading
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 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.
Where are the yellow buggies from? I've never seen them before. ~Donna F. Yellow buggies can be found among a certain Amish group in Bellville, Pennsylvania. What do you want to ask the Amish? Ask our Amish scribe here. Sign up here to be the first to get exclusive news … Continue Reading
After having severe storms in my area recently, I'm wondering if most Amish families use battery-powered weather radios to warn of upcoming storms? ~Tina A. I’m not aware of any Amish communities that use weather radios. A lot of Amish, especially those who farm, are really good at reading … 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.
If you are under the impression the Amish don’t have a sense of humor, well, “have another think.” Here’s a favorite: “‘One must remember where it comes from,’ said the farmer when the mule kicked him.” Wouldn’t you love to know the story behind that one? One of the main tasks of the Christian … Continue Reading
Winter broke and spring swept into Bergholz. The fields were tilled and brown, and the forest started to turn green. Construction work picked up as the ground thawed, and the whole community became so busy that we didn’t have time to think about the strange things that had happened the year … Continue Reading