Catch up on the 25 most recent comments at Amish America


How One Amish Store Is Staying Open During COVID-19

Comment #668862 by Erik/Amish America on 03.04.20, 15:59

Thanks Stephanie for that suggested thread. Also I’ll mention here that we do have a search box at the top of the page.

A search or two for terms like “natural medicine” or “home remedies” or other general related terms will bring up that thread, and several others like it.

View post and comment here: How One Amish Store Is Staying Open During COVID-19


How One Amish Store Is Staying Open During COVID-19

Comment #668860 by Stephanie Berkey on 03.04.20, 15:17

Beckie, I’ve had some success with some of the products from that company. Sometimes it can be difficult here to find where to post certain comments, but I think it might fit in better under the thread:
Do you believe in natural remedies?
https://amishamerica.com/natural-remedies/comment-page-1/

View post and comment here: How One Amish Store Is Staying Open During COVID-19


Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)

Comment #668856 by Camille on 03.04.20, 14:17

Sounds like she has plenty of delicious foods to offer…but please, given our circumstances: save your in person visit until after COVID19 has run its course. I feel sympathy for her plight and would live to become a patron but not at the risk of bringing the virus to her family and/or community.

View post and comment here: Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)


Indiana Amish Leaders Meet, Will Continue Church; Bishop: "Don't let fear rule you"

Comment #668854 by Mary on 03.04.20, 14:03

Let me just give you a heads up. I think more Amish churches in Northern IN did not meet for church than what did. Some people did not quite understand the true concern of this virus.THings are very shut down here.

View post and comment here: Indiana Amish Leaders Meet, Will Continue Church; Bishop: "Don't let fear rule you"


Amish & COVID-19: Impact On Tourism, Mud Sales, Businesses & More

Comment #668853 by MOT on 03.04.20, 14:00

Have you heard? Everyone is talking about a new novel with a new plot. It takes place early in the year 2020 in Lancaster County (and surrounding counties). These counties or more accurately the people that live in these counties are in a battle with an unseen killer. The killer’s name keeps changing so why worry about it. The epidemiologist & virologist (the lab folks that study SARS) are scratching their heads trying to figure out why mostly rural Lancaster County has had an explosion in infection rates. The cases of infection and death from the unseen bug in the counties around Lancaster were growing steadily while rural Lancaster County’s infection rate was flat in comparison. On the graphs the growth was mostly horizontal (sideways) for Lancaster County. Than on March 27th. and 28th. A change occurred. The growth rate in Lancaster County started taking off like a rocket, going vertically (up) not sideways! In fact, on April 2nd. Just 5 days after March 28th. Lancaster surpassed neighboring Chester County in cases and deaths, what happened? Science calls this “The Causation Factor” or the 1 specific, individual event that brought excessive death, sickness and despair to Lancaster County… What mystery took place that caused the sudden outbreak and increase in deaths?

Well up top is a term SARS-COV-2. What’s that? SARS stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. COV stands for Corona Virus. 2 is the Novel (means unique) Corona Virus 2019 version. You may know it as COVID-19. I simply refer to it by what it does. I named it the KOP Virus. This means Kills Old People Virus and it does this very efficiently, most old folks don’t have a chance once they get it! More direct, most seniors that get infected, DIE! What else do we know about KOP? Well we know the best way to get it is to be near others that have it. Unfortunately, once a person gets KOP, they don’t know it for about 2 weeks. During that getting time and the soon to come sick in bed time the KOP carrier shares the KOP Virus with others. This 2 week time period is known as the incubation period. Get into a crowd of, say 10,000 plus and lookout!

So now we get to play detective. We have the dates March 27th. And March 28th. What event or events happened 2 weeks (incubation period) before those 2 days? Let’s see… That would be March 13th. And March 14th. Does anyone know of any big events that occurred on those 2 days with thousands of attendees?

I got it, I know and I’m so excited to let you know too! March 13th. & 14th. was the “NDD” (National Dummkoff Day). It’s when all the folks who bumped their head go to a local event/s and frolic with each other! And a fun time was had by all… You know the old saying, it’s better to give then receive. Never was this truer than with the KOP Virus! Well everyone enjoyed NDD except the ones that lost loved ones because of others selfish ways. But hey, it’s all in a day’s fun for dummkoffs… Except when it isn’t. You can’t be your brother’s keeper every day, right? Do you think you’ll go to next year’s NDD event when the COVID 20 virus is here? Just remember one thing “WE CARE” (yeah, we care, about money – we love it).

Some helpful info: COVID 19 is a virus NOT a LIVE bacteria. COVID 19 has a protein center surrounded by fat. The fat envelope protects the protein center. Hot water melts fat, 65% alcohol melts fat, soap melts fat. Use all 3 and the triple whammy destroys the virus. It can’t kill COVID 19 because COVID 19 is not alive. Hot water makes the soap foam. 20 seconds is long enough to make foam and melt the fat. Sing the Happy Birthday song twice, which should be 20 seconds. 100% alcohol evaporates too fast to melt the fat, the alcohol must be with water so it hangs around longer to melt the fat. Most booze is 40% alcohol and is too weak to kill KOP. This is why you must wash your hands often, often, often. Use hot water, soap & 20 sec. of time. Just wondering, how many HOT water wash stations did you see at the HDD event? You do know the virus will return next year (2021) right? COVID 20 will be back, just in time for the HDD Events and you’re getting older too, are you a senior yet? The grim reaper is waiting…

View post and comment here: Amish & COVID-19: Impact On Tourism, Mud Sales, Businesses & More


5 Reasons The Amish Are "Not As Spooked" About Coronavirus

Comment #668838 by Dolores Fears on 03.04.20, 08:19

I love what you can learn from the Amish people.I love reading their books.A lots of it is interesting,and tells the truth.l can remember be little and my mom did some of the things they do.I would love to go to one of their flea market.They seem so much fun.l would love the items they make.l love reading their point of views .

View post and comment here: 5 Reasons The Amish Are "Not As Spooked" About Coronavirus


How One Amish Store Is Staying Open During COVID-19

Comment #668837 by Erik/Amish America on 03.04.20, 07:36

Beckie that’s fine that you have a product used in Amish communities but I don’t think your comment is relevant to this post. You made no reference whatsoever to the topic here.

View post and comment here: How One Amish Store Is Staying Open During COVID-19


Pumpkins in Amish Country (15 Photos)

Comment #668836 by judy on 03.04.20, 06:40

Iwant to buy pumpkins for my store. Who sales them. thanks

View post and comment here: Pumpkins in Amish Country (15 Photos)


Brad Igou on Amish Voices: A Collection of Amish Writings (Book Giveaway)

Comment #668834 by Anna Russell on 03.04.20, 06:16

I would love to have the opportunity to win this book

View post and comment here: Brad Igou on Amish Voices: A Collection of Amish Writings (Book Giveaway)


Brad Igou on Amish Voices: A Collection of Amish Writings (Book Giveaway)

Comment #668828 by Andy Miller on 03.04.20, 00:28

Andy Miller
Marcus Yoder
No I never lived in Arthur, IL. I did have cousins that used to live their but I don’t know if they still do. I was born in Topeka, IN. and did my growing up years in Buchanan County Iowa in the Amish community there. The last place I lived as an Amish youth was Jamesport, MO. I left from that community. Marcus you having the last name of Yoder my grandmother on my dads side was a Yoder. They lived in the Middlebury, IN. area. Would be glad to talk to you. I and my wife live in Sherwood, AR. which is just outside of North Little Rock, AR. Would be glad to talk to you some time
ph#501-415-2164. Blessings

View post and comment here: Brad Igou on Amish Voices: A Collection of Amish Writings (Book Giveaway)


Amish Furniture - Alabama

Comment #668826 by Jeffrey Wahlberg on 02.04.20, 23:56

I would like to place an order with your company and have it shipped to me in south America with a shipping company I have used several times in the past.

Also do you accept the pick up from your store by my private shipping agent? and my USA issued Visa or Master Credit Card as the mode of payment?

Jeffrey Wahlberg..

View post and comment here: Amish Furniture - Alabama


Amish Business Directory

Comment #668823 by Ginger Almy on 02.04.20, 23:08

That would be The Budget, a newspaper for all Amish, Mennonite, and other plain people. It’s based in Ohio, but goes to Amish communities all over the USA. Best of luck to you!

View post and comment here: Amish Business Directory


Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)

Comment #668817 by Phil Badger on 02.04.20, 21:32

After a little research I found the black walnut place I referred to in my last post. The name is Hammons Black Walnuts located at 59 Long Rd, Ethridge. A phone number of 888-429-6887 is listed.

There is a Hammons Products Company in Stockton, MO that specializes in black walnuts. Apparently the Amish family at Ethridge serve as a buyer for the MO company. The phone number will go to the Stockton operation. see https://black-walnuts.com/

View post and comment here: Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)


Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)

Comment #668814 by Phil Badger on 02.04.20, 20:19

There is an Amish family that buys black walnuts, dehulls them, cracks them, and recovers the meat. They have a sign out along the road advertising the availability of black walnut nut meats. I don’t recall the exact location. I think it was NW of the town of Ethridge on an east-west road and on the south side of the road. Perhaps Indiana Avenue??

View post and comment here: Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)


57+ Amish Businesses You Can Visit (Ethridge, Tennessee)

Comment #668813 by Tom Huskey on 02.04.20, 19:33

I was in Ethridge last Spring and attended the Plowboy produce Auction. I purchased two 36 plant trays of Cherokee Purple tomatoes for $21 per tray, and one for $20. They were about 8″ tall. The previous week I paid $5.99 per plant online. I wound up with about 102 plants, I planted about 20 and gave the rest to my church for their sale. One of my plants produced a 2 pound tomato!
There is no buyer’s premium at the Auction. I cannot wait to get back up there this year if we are able.

View post and comment here: 57+ Amish Businesses You Can Visit (Ethridge, Tennessee)


Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)

Comment #668811 by Cynthia Bliss on 02.04.20, 19:08

They don’t load on my iPad either. They used to do this all the time.

View post and comment here: Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)


Look Inside A Kentucky Amish Home (20 Photos)

Comment #668810 by Adrienne McGinley on 02.04.20, 19:04

I couldn’t help but notice what appeared to be a jewelry box in the girl’s room…looked very similar to the ones my girls had, with the dancing ballerina that pops up when the lid is opened.

View post and comment here: Look Inside A Kentucky Amish Home (20 Photos)


Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)

Comment #668807 by Val James on 02.04.20, 17:07

I am very familiar with the Ethridge Anish from 30 years of visiting, buying, making friends.
If you want to write to Mary Mast (who I don’t know personally), from my husband’s and my experience, if you include a Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope and paper for a reply, it will make it a lot easier on her to respond to you. She probably sells other things–maybe baskets, pot holders, etc that you might ask her to describe. Maybe she has sons who build small bird houses, or carpenter bee traps, small cutting boards, etc that could be shipped.

View post and comment here: Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)


Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)

Comment #668806 by susan on 02.04.20, 16:58

the photos don’t load. they stopped loading on the tablet a couple months ago, but worked ok on the laptop until today.

View post and comment here: Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)


How One Amish Store Is Staying Open During COVID-19

Comment #668805 by Beckie McKee on 02.04.20, 16:53

Thank you for allowing me to leave this message! DoTERRA is a wonderful company changing the world one drop, one person,one community at a time with cptg essential oils and health products. You can used them aromatically, topically and internally. They go thru 54 different test to ensure there purity and quality of these essential oils. We started using them almost 8 years ago and it had changed our lives and many others forever. We serve Amish communities already in ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania , New York and Michigan. I would love to share more information and send you a few samples for you or your family.

Thank you,
Beckie McKee
419-632-4694

View post and comment here: How One Amish Store Is Staying Open During COVID-19


Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)

Comment #668800 by Erik/Amish America on 02.04.20, 15:36

I am almost positive she had cookies that day, though I don’t remember chocolate chip.

View post and comment here: Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)


Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)

Comment #668799 by Erik/Amish America on 02.04.20, 15:35

I wish I could tell you Paul, alas I have no clue:) The culinary realm is not my realm except when it comes to consumption. They must have figured out a way to get the job done efficiently enough. Maybe a reader better-informed than me would know.

View post and comment here: Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)


Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)

Comment #668798 by Erik/Amish America on 02.04.20, 15:31

Thank you Dianne, around 2010 happened to be the last time I went to Ethridge as well, previous to this trip. Have a great visit there, one of my favorite places.

View post and comment here: Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)


Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)

Comment #668797 by Erik/Amish America on 02.04.20, 15:30

She’s not set up for online, but you could give a letter a try (you might happily surprise her). It just occurred to me that you might send say a check for say $20 or whatever, and write her what kinds of things you like and ask her to send you a mix of whatever will fit in that amount.

I’m not sure if she’d need a minimum order size, and what shipping would cost (or if she has even shipped before), but it could be worth a go. She does have a variety of less- and non-perishable goods. I am partial to the brittles, and she does have nut mixes and I think cookies and fudge and things like that.

This community of Amish does not even have phones, so that wouldn’t work to order. But the plus side of that is it could make for a memorable ordering experience:)

View post and comment here: Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)


Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)

Comment #668795 by Dianne Churchwell-Patterson on 02.04.20, 15:06

” Erik, my appreciation for the article;on, ‘ Baked Goods’ by Mary Mast, from Etheridge, Tennessee.
A ‘ planned returned’ trip,(i.e. went in the 2010 spring season) is in the near future, and look forward to the return !

Thank you always for caring, informative, and worthwhile Amish updates ! ”

Best Wishes & Stay Well.
Dianne Churchwell-Patterson, Nashville, TN native

View post and comment here: Baked Goods by Mary Mast (Ethridge, Tennessee)