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Amish Country Backroads

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One of our favorite ways to unwind from the long work week is taking drives on the backroads of Amish Country. We just hop in the car and take the first right turn we see. That’s always my husband’s directions: take the first right. Simple. Besides an occasional huge pothole or road that’s so narrow […]

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Why We Love Amish Bent and Dent Stores

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Have you ever been to an Amish Bent and Dent or Surplus store? If not, you need to put stopping by one on your to-do list when visiting Amish Country. We LOVE these awesome stores and you will too! Why? Because they sell slightly imperfect or outdated goods (sometimes nothing is wrong with the item […]

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Ten Firsts in Amish History by Olivia Newport

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Because I enjoy exploring Amish history and rooting my stories in situations the Amish wrestled with in the ways they interact with the outside world, I find myself drawn to tidbits that are “firsts” in Amish history. Here are the first ten entries into a list I suspect will be ongoing. 1. 1564: First publication […]

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The Alpine Hills Museum

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The Alpine Hills Museum by Kelly Kuhn, Museum Curator and Director The Alpine Hills Museum and Sugarcreek Information Center should be the first stop on any visitors list of “to-dos” in Amish Country. Our quaint village is set off of State Route 39 down in what feels like a valley from a Grimm Brothers fairytale. […]

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Spring Is In The Air! By Jennifer Beckstrand

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A hint of spring is in the air! Winter in my neck of the woods was mild, but I know many of you farther east are literally digging yourselves out of the deep freeze. One of my favorite signs of early spring is the blossoming apricot tree in my backyard. The tiny pink buds are […]

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Livin In the Summertime

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I guest post once a month over at Not Quite Amish and today I am sharing summertime pictures with readers. Maybe you will want to take a gander at my post…HERE…it’s titled Livin’ in the Summertime. These boys are for sure livin’ in the summertime. Look at them throwing caution to the wind and cruising […]

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I Have No Green Thumb!

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I always try to shop local whenever possible. It’s much more satisfying buying something that your neighbors grew and not something that was mass produced halfway across the world. I used to love going to the “city” but now you have to literally drag me to the car. My only reason to go is knowing […]