Rural roads are not city streets. They are often narrower or may vary in width. You may have less room to maneuver or a loose gravel and grass berms to contend with. Don't forget about sharp dips or unexpected turns.


Normal speeds for horse drawn buggies range from 5 to 8 mph. When pulling large farm equipment or loads they may be slower.
Drivers of these vehicles may have low or blocked visibility. Always anticipate left hand turns.


Watch "closure time," the time you have to recognize and respond when coming to a vehicle. Also remember a buggy may back ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

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We still smile when we recall the question from a lady who called to make reservations.  It was in early May and she was making plans to come sometime later that year.

 "Can you tell me what week you think will have the best weather between now and October?" she innocently asked.

The question caught me totally by surprise.  Finally I replied, "Well, in Ohio there is a saying; "if you don't like the weather, wait an hour as a change will likely be coming"."

While it may not be that unpredictable, there are seasons in ...
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Patricia Nugent

    Wine makers are known for their keen appreciation of history, and most can tell you that archeologists have unearthed wine presses, fermentation vats and cups dating back to 4100 B.C.
    It is a love of and homage to historic spaces that spurred Dan and Judy Garver to buy the red brick, three-story Baltic Mill two years ago with an eye on fulfilling their dream of opening their own winery.
    “We stripped the old shelving and exposed all of the original walls and floors of the mill,” said Judy Garver. “It was important for us to renovate ...
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