44 responses to 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio
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    Ruth Kaup
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 04:34)

    It is fascinating to see how the Amish embrace some technology and abandon the rest. Beautiful photos!

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      tiffany rangier
      Comment on to ruth (August 6th, 2012 at 10:51)

      to ruth

      yah

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    Candis
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 06:17)

    Such beautiful pictures! Do you find going there to be like a spiritual retreat? Just looking at your photo of the red barn makes me feel peaceful. Thanks!

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    Kathy Rowe
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 06:28)

    Beautiful pictures, Erik. I love to go to Holmes County for visits as it is so peaceful there and relaxing and the folks are very friendly. Hope you are having a wonderful trip!

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    Comment on Holmes (August 16th, 2011 at 06:35)

    Holmes

    I went to see the Pennsylvania Amish when I was young, I don’t remember much about it, but…I do remember a large coloring book my dad bought me, it had pictures of Amish men, women, and children as well as their homes.

    Now that I am looking at pictures of Amish homes, I really don’t see that they look different than any other home. But…the area they live in seems so peaceful, makes you want to be there.

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    Ronnie & Ina Yoder
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 06:51)

    I’m trying to figure out if it’s New Bedford, Baltic, or Charm where these pictures are from….& I know is that it looks like home to me.
    =)

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      n
      Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (May 22nd, 2012 at 19:40)

      the guy weed eating is close to Farmerstown on TR 184, then another one is on TR 182 where Beachys Nylon Harness is at!The buggy one comes from the corner of SR 557 and 643! We’ve had “Picture perfect” weather the last week!

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      ada keim
      Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (May 23rd, 2012 at 06:44)

      it would be nice to know where the pictures are from,realy enjoy the pictures,looks like home

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    Pam
    Comment on Perfect Timing! (August 16th, 2011 at 06:53)

    Perfect Timing!

    For a better part of the evening yesterday, I whined to my husband that I was in need of some “Amish” time…translation…I need to go to Berlin Ohio (and surrounding areas). Upon logging into my FB account, look what was one of the first on my news feeds…. Beautiful pictures of the place I find peace! I know exactly the places that these were taken!! I believe this was my sign from God. Or should I rephrase.. This was my husband’s sign from God…ha ha. Guess who will be packed and ready to go before that man even wakes up this morning?!

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    Rich Stevick
    Comment on Of Pics and People (August 16th, 2011 at 07:07)

    Of Pics and People

    Hi, Erik,

    If you haven’t met any of our special friends, look them up if you get the time–and also give my greetings: David and Elsie Kline, Eddie and Adah Kline, the Wayne and Mary Wengerd family of Pioneer Equipment; Andrew Hershberger’s Paul and brother, Michael, circle letter friends; Bishop Jacob Beachey and Erma, (New Order); and Mosie Mose’s Mose–“Triple Mose”–a Swartzentruber deacon friend near the Stark Wilderness Center. Also, if you’re stuck w/o a dinner invitation some time, try Boyd and Wurthman in Berlin or Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen in Mt Hope. I’m trying not to have trip-envy. Rich

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      kerry
      Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 19:59)

      It’s so fun to read all of the comments – I must live very close to some of you!

      Rich (post above a bit), we live about a mile from the Wilderness Center, and I know who “Triple Mose” is – just down the road from us. :)

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      kerry
      Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 19:59)

      It’s so fun to read all of the comments – I must live pretty close to some of you!

      Rich (post above a bit), we live about a mile from the Wilderness Center, and I know who “Triple Mose” is – just down the road from us. :)

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    Comment on At Home in Holmes (August 16th, 2011 at 07:15)

    At Home in Holmes

    Soon we’ll be back there again, although we’ll be just across the line in Knox Co. It’s so peaceful there, and we make it more so by not taking a laptop (don’t have one anyway) or cellphone (won’t work at cabin.) Your lovely pictures make me want to return even sooner.

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    Amish Stories
    Comment on Enjoy your time in Ohio Erik. (August 16th, 2011 at 07:42)

    Enjoy your time in Ohio Erik.

    Very nice images Erik and i can see some of those Amish folks in the images have added on some space to their homes. While your weather seems to be on the nice side its been raining over here in the Lancaster area since Sunday. Hope your enjoying yourself and I’m sure you are. Richard from Amish Stories. www.Amishstorys.com

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    Debbie
    Comment on Oh, To Be There! (August 16th, 2011 at 07:46)

    Oh, To Be There!

    I love the photos, talking about visiting the area around Labor Day! Cannot wait for the peaceful, nostalgia!!!

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    kristin jager
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 07:53)

    The photos are great Erik. Thanks for sharing them with us. I think the countryside and the farms are just so beautiful. You captured the uniqueness and simplicity of these remarkable people.

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    Lee Ann
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 08:01)

    Beautiful photos. The country is the only place to find peace and comfort. I miss the rolling hills and the smell of fresh cut hay.

    The homes in these photos look much different than the homes in MN and Iowa. But very much like the ones I saw in Lancaster.

    Give us some more beautiful photos!

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    Sue
    Comment on Solar Panels (August 16th, 2011 at 08:03)

    Solar Panels

    Your pictures are lovely. Thank you for sharing. I am loving the solar panels – looks like the Amish are ahead of the curve on this one.

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      Dave
      Comment on Ordnung (August 16th, 2011 at 20:04)

      Ordnung

      I am surprised the Ordnung allows the use of solar panels. Perhaps it is because they are used in the barm and not the home. I have seen Old Order’s using LED flashlights in their homes, but not solar panels. Nice pictures Erik!

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    Jan-o
    Comment on Fix (August 16th, 2011 at 08:37)

    Fix

    Pam, I know the feeling of needing some “Amish” time well….I call it needing my”Amish Fix”.
    Eric, thanks for the pictures. They help anchor my mindset to a calmness this morning for which I need. Blessings and be safe :)

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    Loretta
    Comment on Carolina In My Mind (August 16th, 2011 at 09:11)

    Carolina In My Mind

    James Taylor sang
    “Going to Carolina in my mind”

    Since I’m already in Carolina, (how lucky am I?)
    this morning I went on a peaceful trip of my own.
    All your pictures do that to me. It sets my day
    off in a wonderful way. Please publish a book of
    photos. I promise I’ll be first in line to buy it.

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    jodie
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 13:06)

    Loretta, I travel to Roxboro, NC every year. When I go in Sept, will visit the Halifax, Va Amish community.
    Until recently I had no idea Amish were there.
    Erik, pictures are beautiful

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    Mona G.
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 13:08)

    Great pictures Erik, keep them coming and enjoy yourself in my state……

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Take us with you! (August 16th, 2011 at 14:19)

    Take us with you!

    I can’t get enough of these photos! Viewing them is like taking a “chill pill”—calms the nerves.

    I can’t help but wonder just what the solar panels “operate”—lights? Something else? I’d love to know for certain.

    I got to thinking about all of those storm chaser vacations I’ve heard about. Erik, you could probably make a mint with an Amish tour (small ones—a few people at a time). You’d certainly have a “captive audience,” if your blog is any indication! I’d certainly go (maybe you could drop me off in Bedford where my pen pal of 45 years lives—we’ve never “met”).

    Just a thought!

    (I hope you photograph some Daadi/Dawdi houses? Moveable walls? Or the insides of schoolhouses?)

    Godspeed & enjoy every minute!

    Alice Mary

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    Debbie Welsh
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 16:36)

    Just outside Mrs Yoder’s Kitchen ( in Mt. Hope ) on the corner where the bank is, there is a bench where you can sit for hours and just watch the Amish go by in all types of vehicles from pony carts, open and closed buggies, animal hauling wagons, tractors, and lots of these strange looking, real tall bicycles that they use. That intersection is a main hub, with town businesses like the bank, post office, hardware store, health food store, fabric store, and a convience store all right there, as well as the popular Mt. Hope Auction, so that’s why it draws so many local Amish.

    You’re making me envious, Erik, as that whole area out there is so neat and peaceful, especially all the rolling backroads amongst the Amish farms.

    BTW, in the photo with the two white houses sitting next to each other, is the bottom floors at ground level the basements? Just curious as per an earlier post about them.

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    Lissa Holder
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 18:36)

    Oh my! So beautiful! I want to go visit. The pics are so beautiful Erik! Pleez take more….. Lissa

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    BethR
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 18:56)

    GREAT pics!!!

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    marie b
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 19:12)

    Erik, as I look at these photos, I can almost picture where you are. I know I have seen those farms so many times. It truely is one of Gods most beautiful places. I’m getting home sick for Holmes County. Thanks for taking us on your journey. Hope you enjoyed some wonderful dessert along the way. Until next time, drive safe. Marie, Windsor Ontario Canada

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    kerry
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 20:01)

    It’s so fun to read these comments – I must live pretty close to some of you!

    Rich (post up above), I live about a mile from the Wilderness Center and know who “Triple Mose” is – just up the road a bit!

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    Tom–GA
    Comment on School play ground? (August 16th, 2011 at 20:06)

    School play ground?

    Do I see a satellite antenna on the outhouse?? in the picture of the school yard??

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      Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 17th, 2011 at 00:08)

      It does look kind of like that Tom, but kerry and Alice Mary are right–it is a basketball hoop. It just got caught at the right angle in the photo to look like it’s growing out of the outhouse.

      The b-ball hoop is pretty standard at many of the Holmes County schools. Not to mention at Amish homes–there seem to be more and more of them every time I am here–and some pretty nice ones to boot!

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 20:25)

    Tom, I think it’s a basketball backboard, rising above & beyond the roof of the outhouse.

    Anyone else?

    Alice Mary

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    kerry
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 16th, 2011 at 22:08)

    (Sorry about the multiple posts above – not sure why that happened.)

    I think that’s a basketball hoop. Several schools around here have them, although it’s not commonly seen.

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    Comment on A late night in Holmes County (August 17th, 2011 at 00:12)

    A late night in Holmes County

    Wow, I have been off the computer all day, but what a nice reaction. With this kind of response we’ll definitely have to post some more pics :)

    It’s after 1 am, but I wanted to at least share something–I just returned from a front-yard cook out dinner with friends, way off in one of the distant corners of the settlement. It was quite a nice evening (warm at first, cooled down as the sun set) and things stretched out pretty late. We had three fires going, grilled cheese-stuffed hot dogs, cooked kettle beans, and had baked cabbage. Plus roasted marshmallows, ice cream, and of course good conversation under the stars. Can’t beat that.

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    Dianna Bupp
    Comment on Holmes County (August 17th, 2011 at 06:23)

    Holmes County

    Oh, these pictures make me homesick – my family is there!!!!!! Just love to visit once a year and wish I could live there!!!!! So relaxing and so beautiful!!!!!!

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    George
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (August 21st, 2011 at 19:41)

    Great pix as always, just love those red barns!

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    Eli “Small” Hochstetler
    Comment on Berlin,Ohio (August 23rd, 2011 at 08:48)

    Berlin,Ohio

    Erick
    Great pics……sorry I missed you in Berlin.
    Thanks for letting the world see what we have in Berlin,
    I believe there is no place on earth that matches our beauty,
    and no place matches our culture….we thank God everyday.
    Erick, please hurry back and do another book signing.
    Blessings
    Small

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    B McKelvey
    Comment on Holmes County (December 20th, 2011 at 09:09)

    Holmes County

    During you travels and photo shoots did you come across any of the horrific puppy mills that exist in Holmes County?

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (May 22nd, 2012 at 16:54)

    Erik, I like the second picture where the “basement” level seems to be an open air carport where they have hung the laundry. Good idea for rainy days; covered from the top but still a chance of air to dry from the side. 😀

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    Comment on Holmes County (May 22nd, 2012 at 17:13)

    Holmes County

    Erik,

    I have two disappoints with the pics.

    1. You didn’t let me know you were coming and 2. You didn’t take a pic of my house. :-)

    Enjoy your stay.

    Bruce

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      Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (May 22nd, 2012 at 18:11)

      Bruce–no sweat–these were from last summer, just reposted on FB today. And by the way, I am coming this summer, so maybe I’ll get that pic! :)

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    Kentucky Lady….Mona
    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (May 24th, 2012 at 11:16)

    Thanks for sharing these great pictures….I want to go there….I wonder how far it is from me, I live in Ohio too ?
    I am visiting at my son’s in Florida, and yesterday he took me to Sarasota….what a lovely city…I was hoping to see Sherry Gore, but did not….we ate dinner at “YODERS” in Pinecrest she talks a lot about this restaurant, did get to speak to one of the Amish ladies who worked there, she said her mom knew Sherry very well…,we had their peanut butter pie and picked up some Whoopie pies (choc. w/cream) and pumpkin bread, had it for breakfast this morn. very good….still haven’t tried the Shoofly pie yet…..they said it is very sweet…..does anyone know what it taste like ???? Is it similiar to a pecan pie ?????

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    Comment on 10 views of Holmes County, Ohio (April 13th, 2015 at 19:36)

    I do believe that Ohio has got to be one of the prettiest places on Earth.. no matter what part you’re in.. at least out in the country! 😉

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