One of the driving values that motivates an Amish community is maintaining their style of life and allowing their children the same option as they grow old enough to start their own families. In the past most Amish families made their living off the land through farming and dairying. It has been their heritage to help their children buy farms as they got old enough to enable them to continue the lifestyle and practice of their beliefs.

But the success of the Amish communities has worked against these very values. As the communities have grown and the quality of life has ...
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Dave here, enjoying the fall beauty, and thinking about chickens and eggs. My usual four-mile walk takes me
past a farm that is close enough to the road to get a good view of the cows, hogs, sheep, and chickens that roam around the pastures.

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Kyle Valentini

It’s hard to believe it’s been three decades since Jason and Mary Coblentz started Coblentz Chocolates out of their own kitchen in spring 1987. A lot has changed in that time, but their dedication to satisfying customers who crave premium chocolates, caramels and other confections has only grown.
   
Thirty years is a long time but for Jason and Mary Coblentz of Walnut Creek, it has been filled with the joys of raising a family and seeing their business thrive. The couple started their Coblentz Chocolates out of their own kitchen in 1987 when their naiveté possibly served as ...
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