Amish Auctions

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It’s widely known that the Amish take care of themselves. In fact, their sense of community is one of the many things I admire about them. One of the most popular ways that they support each other and their community is through various types of auctions. A few weeks ago, Lynette Sowell told us about… Read More

Amish Quilts

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I think most of us would agree that Amish quilts are something of a cultural icon. They are beautiful as well as functional, yet they also serve as a form of entertainment and togetherness for the Amish women who make them. I’m certain most of us have heard of or seen pictures of Amish women… Read More

An Amish Christmas Pageant

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All across the Amish community, children have been practicing for their Christmas programs. The following is from one such program. The children came out and lined up. They held large cards where the audience couldn’t read them. Together they recited: Bees can sting, oh, this is true, But bees can make good honey, too, And… Read More

Gingerbread and Holiday Cheer

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I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas! I know, I know, I say that every year. I think most of us do.  But this Christmas has a special event for me. Not a trip to see the Nutcracker, or Trans-Siberian Orchestra, it’s the release of my very first novella. And it’s a Christmas novella. Now, I… Read More

Getting to Know Your Amish Neighbors

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When we had a question from a blog reader about the best way to meet your Amish neighbor, I jumped on the chance to respond. Not because I live next door to an Amish family, but my long-distant Amish friends in Lancaster are forever telling me, they are normal people, just like me. In my… Read More

Freezer Tips: 7 Things You Never Thought About Freezing

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Freezer Tips I have this thing about waste. Definitely something I share with the Amish. These frugal people will save four green beans left over from one meal, stuff that most people would throw away. Though my parents never gave me the “starving people all over the world” speech, I still hate to throw food… Read More

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