8 responses to Makin’ Hay part 2
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    Comment on Makin’ Hay part 2 (June 17th, 2007 at 13:50)

    forklift sounds a bit big but that’s the best word I could find to describe it!

    It is warm. it hasn’t been as bad as the last time I was in Holmes. UK probably doesn’t get quite as hot I’m guessing, I’ve only been in the spring though

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    Natalya (talj)
    Comment on Makin’ Hay part 2 (June 17th, 2007 at 11:05)

    A forklift?

    These shots are very like the countryside here in the UK, on a perfectly sunny day haybales seem to have a wonderful shine to them…one day I will get a good photo of them I hope!

    It’s lovely to see the sort of fields you are working in but I bet it is quite hot there this time of year?!

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    Comment on Makin’ Hay part 2 (June 18th, 2007 at 13:51)


    A nice piece on the new book PLAIN SECRETS and the Swartzentruber Amish on NPR’s All Things Considered today.

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    Comment on Makin’ Hay part 2 (June 22nd, 2007 at 12:17)

    I love the smell of Ohio during haying season. Thanks so much for the photos–it looks just like Ashland County and the views that I grew up with.
    Enjoy your stay.
    We’re heading to Kelley’s Island next weekend. Many Holmes County Amish carpenter on the island during the summer, so we’ll see a few Plain folks while we’re there.

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    Comment on Makin’ Hay part 2 (June 24th, 2007 at 19:04)

    Melissa, that’s cool. Kelley’s Island is where..? I guess I don’t know my geography the best.

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    Comment on Makin’ Hay part 2 (June 27th, 2007 at 10:56)

    Kelley’s is in the western end of Lake Erie. Just starting Plain Secrets. I’ll let you know how it is.

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    Comment on Makin’ Hay part 2 (June 29th, 2007 at 21:47)

    Are the foods, fruits and vegetables that are sold by the Amish organic? Where might I be able to find information regarding the way the Amish grow their crop?

    Thank you

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    Comment on Amish converting farms to organic (July 1st, 2007 at 17:15)

    Amish converting farms to organic

    An increasing number of Amish are going organic, but that’s not the default setting on an Amish farm. Some farmers I know are in the process now and have to refrain from any sort of spraying within a certain distance of certain areas of their farm (I know that sounds pretty vague). Riding through the country you will see ‘do not spray’ signs near some of these farms.

    Amish have actually ran into problems for farm runoff polluting water sources.

    Borrow John Hostetler’s ‘Amish Society’ from your local library for good info on Amish farming practice.

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