24 responses to Ohio Amish highlights
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    Lee Ann
    Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 19th, 2011 at 07:22)

    looks more like the Amish showed up for Pizza than an auction. : )

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      Karen Miller
      Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 19th, 2011 at 11:41)

      That Pizza Shop has delicious pizza! Better than Pizza Hut 🙂 The Country Mart (at the front of Pizza Shop) has delicious friend chicken too. Of course, soft serve ice cream also. ☺

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    Amish Stories
    Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 19th, 2011 at 07:27)

    I can see why you had to watch your weight before embarking on your Amish communitie’s trip Erik, i used to do the same thing when i would take my 1 vacation to Lancaster when i was younger because i knew i would gain at least 10 pounds. And your taking some very fine pictures so far on this trip, and I’m enjoying looking at them especially the image from Thursday………………….. For any folks interested i have a special post on my blog called “Lancaster on 2 wheels” where i jumped on a scooter and drive around the Lancaster country side. So here is that web site www.Amishstorys.com…………enjoy your trip Erik and i look forward to hearing and seeing more from it and ill pop on later in the day. Enjoy your day folks. Richard

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    Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 19th, 2011 at 08:55)

    I wish those Amish kids would show up around here – my green peppers haven’t set fruit yet. When we get back to selling at the market, I will have to employ our granddaughter to shill. I’m putting all my Amish-Mennonite food research to good use now – see the new blog called “In a Plain Kitchen.”

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    Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 19th, 2011 at 09:09)

    Nice looking buggys there…

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    Kathy Rowe
    Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 19th, 2011 at 09:20)

    Great pictures, Erik. I love visiting in Holmes County. Glad you are having a wonderful time. Keep those pictures coming!
    Been to Shipshewanna, IN area a couple times. Nice there also.

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    Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 19th, 2011 at 10:02)

    There is another Bent n Dent on Indiana State Road 119, north of Nappanee, west of Goshen. That one is Mennonite owned.

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    Robin Wyatt
    Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 19th, 2011 at 10:34)

    I wish I could have your job!!! I would love to travel to all the different Communities too. and enjoy the people. Have fun on your journies.

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    Karen Miller
    Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 19th, 2011 at 11:43)

    I was at the Mt. Hope Sale Barn on Wednesday Erik, I didn’t see you! LOL You should visit the produce auction down the road on Thursdays also.

    Glad you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful Holmes County Ohio.

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    Comment on Magdalena's Blog (August 19th, 2011 at 12:29)

    Magdalena's Blog

    Magdalena, could I access your blog?

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Pick a peck o' peppers, I wish! (August 19th, 2011 at 12:50)

    Pick a peck o' peppers, I wish!

    Like Magdalena, my peppers are just starting to set fruit—what gives? Friends around my area have the same problem. Anyone know why? It was rainy, then hot, then hot & rainy, now cool/normal for about a week or two.

    Green peppers (raw) have been my favorite vegetable since childhood. I’d rather grow my own, since they’re VERY expensive at the store, but my luck’s run out the past 2 years (I grow from store-bought seed).

    I agree with Robin about wishing to have your job, Erik! I hope the weather holds for your trip through IN. A co-worker was in “Shipshy” last week, hitting flea markets (mostly non-Amish). I’ve got to get out more…and on the road!

    Alice mary

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    Roberta Klooster
    Comment on Thanks for this site! (August 19th, 2011 at 13:01)

    Thanks for this site!

    What a delight it must be to travel around to all of these Amish areas. Thank you so much for this site, and for everyone who adds something. I enjoy it so very much.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Ditto, Roberta! (August 19th, 2011 at 13:33)

    Ditto, Roberta!

    Roberta, I feel the same way! If I could, I’d check it more often than I do! It’s so good to find a blog of like-minded people, being interested in Amish/plain lifestyles & such. It’s always a “treat” to log on and see what new comments/etc. are posted. Erik keeps us thinking & learning, alright!

    It’s my “mini-vacation” online!

    Alice Mary

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      Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 20th, 2011 at 14:19)

      Alice Mary, what a testimonial! Glad you enjoy it, I certainly do. I am at a Subway in Berne, Indiana right now, charging up my computer (and getting lunch) 🙂

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    Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 19th, 2011 at 13:37)

    Enjoy Steuben county. I was there last weekend to visit my grandmother in Hamilton. I assume you will be in Hamilton, as the Amish community is right outside of there. When I grew up in Hamilton, the population was around 800. Now, it is over 1,000, as many of the lake homes have been annexed into the town.

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    Comment on young salesman (August 19th, 2011 at 13:40)

    young salesman

    A friend of mine at our farmers market brings his little sister each week (she is around 6). She has her own garden and sells her produce (pepper and broccoli for 25 cents each) on a table beside her big brother. When she sells out, she wanders around and hangs out with the other vendors. My friend has mentioned that he needs to starting charging rent for other vendors benefiting from his sister’s cuteness.

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    Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 19th, 2011 at 18:11)

    I hope that we can talk you into coming on west and visit the wonderful settlements in Arthur and Kalona as well the other Iowa/Illinois settlements.


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      Comment on Coincidences (August 20th, 2011 at 14:28)


      Would love to Lowell. Though I’m afraid on this trip, the closest I’ll get is what happened last night. I went out to eat with some friends in northern Indiana. One of the ladies is from Arthur originally. When she asked me who I remembered from my time there in 2004, I spat out the first name that popped into my head. Turned out the guy I named was…her brother.

      Pretty cool coincidence.

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    Dianna Bupp
    Comment on Mt. Hope Auction (August 20th, 2011 at 14:13)

    Mt. Hope Auction

    Oh, I go to Mt. Hope Auction quite often when I am visiting family up there – get there about once a year to Holmes County, but make Mt. Hope Auction visits frequently when there. Making me homesick!!!!


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    Comment on Off topic but Amish /Books (August 21st, 2011 at 21:14)

    Off topic but Amish /Books

    Although Erik’s initial entry is not about books, I didn’t know were else to post this, so, the most recent posting will have to be acceptable to all. I was recently viewing a Quaker website that I like, and noticed that they had posted a catalogue list of books that may be of interest to readers of Amish America. If you want to visit the website, google it, it’s called “Quaker Jane”, and a like to her choice of books are found under the heading “Updates” and I’m referring to the entry for “Eighth Month:”.
    I think some of the Amish/Mennonite themed books might be interesting for people around here to read. If you’ve read some of them already, that’s neat too. I thought I’d share.
    The link is

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    Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 21st, 2011 at 21:33)

    I’m a few days late getting here- if you haven’t been up in LaGrange County, IN, yet, make sure to check Yoder’s Dept store on highway 5 in Shipshewana as well as MennoHof (the information center- it’s very interesting). Would have been fun to meet up with you while you’re here but I’m in Indy right now. Enjoy! 🙂

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    Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 21st, 2011 at 21:49)

    Oh- and just driving down to Topeka (just off of highway 5) and tooling around is interesting. Typically lots of people out and about and some interesting stores to poke around in. And there’s the sale barn…where my dad hangs out from time to time!

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    Comment on Ohio Amish highlights (August 22nd, 2011 at 08:55)

    I’m a little afraid what a “bent and dent” egg would look like. 😉

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