Amish 101

The horse and buggy often is the first thing people look for when entering Amish country. While there is no restriction on the horse breeds the Amish use, former standardbred racehorses are most commonly used for pulling buggies, and draft horses usually the heavy pulling and the work in the fields.

Standardbred  -  The standardbred mainly is bred for use in harness racing. While they have the ability to canter, they generally have been trained to trot or pace. Because a racing standardbred already has been broken to pull ...
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By: Jennifer Yoder

 

Growing up in Holmes County, Ohio’s Amish Country, I never fully appreciated just how lucky I was. Looking back, one of my favorite things to do was go to my grandma’s house on Saturday afternoon. The afternoons that I loved the most were the ones when we got in her jeep and traveled the few miles from Farmerstown to Charm, getting excited and pointing out all the horses along the way.

We would end up at a quaint little country shop called Millers Dry Goods. As a kid, I thought the store was a magical place. There were fabric ...
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Dave Mast

Have you ever been on a treasure hunt? Does the idea of finding a diamond in the rough or stumbling across a long-sought-after item make your heart go pitter-patter?
   
A trip to the original Holmes County Flea Market is much like a treasure hunt. With countless nooks and crannies to explore and treasures beckoning at every turn, a trek through these aisles is sure to satisfy every treasure hunter.
   
One step inside and it is evident that it is an experience that will make the hunt well worth it.
   
The market’s roots are ...
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