Quilting for the Amish began as a practical art that stemmed from the need to stay warm as they had settled in parts of the country known for their harsh winters.
Having learned the art from people who had settled in the United States earlier, the Amish did not bring the tradition of quilting with them when they first arrived in the 18th century from Europe.
The history of quilting goes back as far as ancient Egypt, but for the Amish community, the practice did not become popular until the 1880s.
Fabric was expensive and ...
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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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Christmas brings out the old family recipes, the ones that go back generations. They’re different in each family, and they weave a culinary tale that keeps the past alive.
The American Christmas time feasts include a variety of dishes, and not all of them were born on domestic soil. Many of them came from the nations that birthed our grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents.
A giant stuffed bird at a holiday feast has been popular for centuries because it could feed a lot of people and it was inexpensive. In early days, any farmer could raise a goose ...
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