15 responses to Trial by fire in Holmes County
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    Monica
    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (April 30th, 2010 at 17:09)

    So glad your talk went well, and yes, this is a GREAT time of year to be in Holmes. Your pictures really make me wish to go back. There IS a big difference between Ohio and Lancaster when it comes to traffic, and event he pace of things. It’s funny because the people in Ohio think they are so crowded and touristy, when it is downright deserted compared to, say, the commercial mecca of Bird in Hand. They are both pleasurable to visit, but have very different flavors.

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    Katie Troyer
    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (April 30th, 2010 at 21:40)

    Amish will grill a non-Amish guy if he writes about them. And you had better know your Amish culture, which I think you do. I am glad it went well.

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    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (April 30th, 2010 at 23:00)

    Since I just got back from two trips through New Holland today, I have to thrown in my vote that Holmes County traffic beats Lancaster any day … if you are voting for nicer driving. :-) The shoe shop in New Bedford caught my eye. The Redwing shoes I bought there about 3 years ago are still going strong, sitting beside me on the floor at the moment.
    I give Holmes County my vote over Lancaster. :-)
    Mike

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    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (April 30th, 2010 at 23:07)

    So glad it went well but I am not surprised it did!

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    traci banville
    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (May 1st, 2010 at 04:55)

    I pray that Holmes County never becomes like Lancaster County.
    That would be a real shame.

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    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (May 1st, 2010 at 08:15)

    I better be careful I don’t turn this into a beauty contest between Holmes and Lancaster–one of my Lancaster friends who read this post called me yesterday to give me a hard time already! All in good fun of course (;

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    Ann Whitaker
    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (May 1st, 2010 at 22:28)

    Erik, ever been to Shipsewana, IN? I visited Holmes County in 2008 , Shipse in 2005, and Lancaster, 2003! Long to return–thanks for a great blog and great pictures!

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    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (May 2nd, 2010 at 02:18)

    I am glad all went well. I love Holmes county! I have been there several times. The landscape is beautiful; I love the rolling hills. I have been to the Lancaster area as well, which is quite different. I lived in Michigan for awhile and visited Shipshewana many times loved that community. I had a Amish fella from there make a large table and hutch for me before my move to Florida. He is a wonderful person and did a fine job! I hope to return some day.

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    Debbie Feavel
    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (May 2nd, 2010 at 02:32)

    First let me say I am reading your book now. I haven’t gotten far in it but I do like what I’ve seen so far! :-)

    Second, I love hearing all your tales of the Amish. I have so much respect and admiration for them. There are many aspects of their life I would like to incorporate into my own life. I wish I lived close enough to the Amish to spend time around them and get to know them better and see there life on a day to day basis and to develop friendships with them like you have. I find it hard not to envy you, but the bible does teach that envy is wrong does it not!?! 

    God Bless you
    Debbie Feavel

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    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (May 3rd, 2010 at 13:40)

    Hi Ann, I have! Very nice community, I spent 4 months there in 2006. It’s interesting how the RV industry is so important there with much less farming and small business. Hopefully I will have a chance to return there this summer.

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    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (May 3rd, 2010 at 13:58)

    Hi Shell, thanks for sharing your experiences. And Debbie, thank you too, very kind of you! Hope you continue to enjoy the book. I’ve spend the morning dropping in to local bookstores in the Holmes County area–one shop, Faith View books, had just gotten a box in and was sitting on the counter when I arrived–perfect timing! It’s another beautiful day in HC so am regretting a bit that I have to leave today.

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    Marilyn
    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (May 3rd, 2010 at 17:44)

    Hey, I’ve been to both places and prefer Holmes County.
    ‘Sure wish I could’ve heard you talk! I just gotta get your book real soon!!

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    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (May 7th, 2010 at 14:23)

    Hey, thanks Marilyn! Life is probably a bit more peaceful in Holmes County so I can understand but Lancaster has its pluses as well.

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    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (May 11th, 2010 at 12:59)

    We have a cabin in Knox County, next door to Holmes County. An Amish general contractor oversaw the construction. An Amish electrician wired the place. He does not use electric power himself, of course. It’s a beautiful cabin. I wrote a few things in my blogs about our experiences with the Amish under the topic “Knox County.”

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    Comment on Trial by fire in Holmes County (May 12th, 2010 at 00:14)

    Nice blog forsythia, thanks for sharing on your experience. Sounds like a job well done!

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