Day Two in Holmes County was a great one. I had a chance to catch up with a lot of Amish friends and acquaintances. I sat for an hour and a half having a nice chat with one friend, ‘Johnnie’, who just had his fifth child (all girls!). He gave me a bottle of homemade […]
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Busy Amish mom Lovina Eicher writes a weekly column from her home in a Michigan Amish community. It’s carried in over 130 papers across the country. This week she shares some thoughts on spring cleaning and how Amish and non-Amish kids get along. Kevin Williams, Lovina’s editor, also runs an interesting blog-and-news site on the […]
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Looks like it will take a few weeks to verify whether yesterday’s Holmes County Amish Country eat-a-thon broke any records. I try to avoid buffets if I can. The willpower required to avoid eating some of everything seems to take away from my enjoyment of the food itself. But wonder which of the happy eaters […]
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No word in the press yet on whether the world buffet record fell yesterday. The feast was to be held at the Amish Flea Market in Holmes County. Organizers expected 600 dishes, which would crush the previous record of 510, set in Las Vegas. Read more on Amish food.
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Ever wonder why many Amish moms seem to prefer going barefoot while shucking corn or canning beans? The Amish Cook, Lovina Eicher, shares a bit in this excerpt from her column: The children just can’t wait until they can run outside barefooted. I caught a few of them trying to do it already. I don’t […]
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AP Photo The Ohio Amish food safety issue goes higher profile, as the Washington Post, CBS News, and other big media outlets pick up the story today. Meanwhile, Time magazine is running a piece on the controversy surrounding raw milk, another popular Amish-sold product. Should these foodstuffs be regulated? Should sellers be compelled to inform […]
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Amish children are slimmer as well. Compared to modern America, it’s not even close. This study (no longer online) follows a previous look into the exercise habits of adult Amish in Canada. We tend to pass our habits and lifestyle on to our kids. Hopefully we’re teaching them habits worth having.
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They love the stuff so much it hardly has a chance to sit on the shelves. Maybe that’s why no one seems to get ill from eating it. Mary Slabaugh, an Ohio Amish baker whose story was mentioned last month in Amish America, is in the news again, this time in Ohio’s Coshocton Tribune (no […]
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On the whole, I would definitely bet on Amish business. Just maybe not this one. At least not right now, and definitely not with any of my Scottrade funds. Pasta-maker Amish Naturals, which we covered in January, undoubtedly has a good product, good intentions, and according to the analysts, good management behind it. But Chuck […]
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