Raber Family Toy Shop 11363 Pope Rd Randolph, NY 14772-9681 Have a look inside an Amish toy shop courtesy of Tom. This store is located in New York’s Conewango Valley, and as you can see below features a wide-array of Amish-made wooden toys. I enjoy seeing the creativity that goes into some of […]
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Dusted off your lawn loungers yet? Outdoor rockers, tables, and chairs are a big part of the Amish furniture repertoire. Amish outdoor furniture shops have been gearing up across the land for sun-hungry customers ready to plop down some cash–and then plop down on the lawn for some much-needed rays. Today Tom shares photos of […]
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We see a lot of requests for info on Amish-related businesses, so awhile back I decided to put together a directory of Amish furniture sellers. These are both Amish manufacturers and the retailers who sell their products. I’ve organized the directory by state; I haven’t done an exact count but there are well over a […]
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This summer in Ashland County, Ohio, enticed by a sign advertising “Cashew Crunch Candy”, I paid a visit to a random Amish farm. While, sadly, the candy seller was unavailable, the resident farmer and I ended up having a nice chat. The fellow had just moved on to his new property; the previous owner had […]
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There are many hundreds if not thousands of Amish furniture craftsmen across America. They make bedroom sets, cabinets, children’s pieces, patio furniture, and on and on. I’ve been lucky to spend a good bit of time in and around their shops. This past trip, I visited everything from a one-man operation running on belt and […]
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The front porch is a great place to spend an afternoon, especially with cool spring days ahead. The key, of course, is having a good place to park your rear end. I think these blue rockers do the trick. From the Hardin County, Kentucky Amish settlement. More on Kentucky Amish furniture.
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Technically, I believe we are not in a recession anymore (though try telling that to any of the 10%+ unemployed, or those that have simply given up looking for a job and are no longer counted in that statistic; on that count it looks like the new buzzword to describe the current situation is “human […]
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Temperatures are dropping and that can mean only one thing: the return of the “Amish Miracle Heater”. The device got worked-over pretty well in the press last season, but regardless (or perhaps in part due to all the attention), the sales campaign of the Canton, Ohio-based Heat Surge company was by all accounts wildly successful. […]
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Popped open a copy of USA Today in between flights yesterday, and what should I find but another full-page ad for the ‘Amish miracle heater’. I was hoping to avoid the heater issue as it’s been covered enough elsewhere, but looks like there is a lot of fresh reporting just out. Good Amish heater analysis […]
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Those Amish are too darn loud. So say the neighbors. It seems the ‘peaceful people’ in one PA community are getting their share of noise complaints. No public power means the Amish have to find other ways to juice their woodworking equipment. The idyllic calm that many assume defines life in Amish America, is, in […]
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