A few snowy shots shared by a reader visiting the Adams County, IN (Berne) Amish community.

Local old timers describe this as an “old time winter”, like in the 1960s and 70s. There have been shortages of coal, with one area business apparently running out, and another limiting purchases.
Weather like this may have some heading to Joe’s. Joe’s Lighting Products in Monroe carries batteries, Coleman kerosene lamps, heaters, heating stoves according to the sign. Inside you’ll also find oil lamps.
The clock tower in Berne.

Pinecraft Pie Contest

There were 29 pies entered in last Saturday’s Everence Financial-sponsored pie contest in Pinecraft. The Sarasota Herald Tribune has a writeup of the contest, and a photo gallery.  There were three categories:  one-crust, fruit, and cream pie.

The overall winner?  A strawberry key lime cream pie by Clara Miller.  You can view pies and footage of the event in this video by Ernest Bontrager. Which would you try?

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