A Warm Welcome…

…to The Connection Amish magazine, our newest advertiser (and a belated warm welcome to Amish goods provider Amish Workshops).

amish workshops connectionWe’ll be hearing more about both of these very interesting Amish-oriented businesses. In the meantime, you might check out a review of The Connection magazine from back in May, or this humorous yarn about Amish schoolgirl “Wisecrack Wanda”, one of a number on the Amish Workshops site.

Thanks to both Amish Workshops and The Connection for supporting the site (it’s in part thanks to them I’m able to keep Amish America running with new content 5 days a week).

And–if you’re thinking Christmas presents already (that time of year again!)–you might consider a subscription to a wholesome, family-oriented monthly Amish magazine, or a nice gift from among the many Amish-made crafts, outdoor and home items at Amish Workshops.

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    1. tiffany l rangier

      I will learn to sew blankets,and learn some new costomes of amish.#1 i have learned of rodstaff publications (the roth faimly)and i will try to get a few books,then a sewing machine to start learning to sew.i like wool but wild game skins are my favorit.

    2. Mary Yoder

      A Warm Welcome

      This made my day, and a warm feeling… Thank-you…

      1. Great to hear it Mary 🙂 And thank you too.

    3. tiffany rangier
    4. Boyce Rensberger

      Amish farm vacations?


      This is a bit off topic, but I wonder if you know of any Amish farms that host visits or brief stays by English, for pay, of course.

      My grandparents were Mennonites, and we had Amish friends…but all when I was a child in Indiana. Now that I’m older (69) and living in Maryland, I’ve taken a new interest in the Amish world. My wife and I have great respect for the Amish way of life (as I guess most visitors to this site do) and would like to get close to it in some more personal way than through commercialized exhibits and books. We’ve driven around Lancaster County and Holmes County and chatted with a few Amish folk. We’ve read several books, Kraybill and others.

      Now we’d simply like to sit down to a meal (or six or twelve) with an Amish family and, to the extent we’re able, help with the chores on a farm for a few days.

      Maybe that’s silly. I wouldn’t know what to do if an Amish couple wanted to spend a few days at my house just to learn how my family lives.

      But there are plenty of English farms that charge money to host visitors for a few days. I thought maybe an Amish farm family might have adopted a similar system for making extra money.

      Do you know of any? If so, could you pass along names and addresses?