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This morning as I was spreading my honey on my toast, a flood of memories came back of my childhood. We had food traditions and I believe many families do, not only among the Amish.
On Saturday afternoon my mom would bake bread and we'd sit and spread butter and honey on it while it was still warm.
When we'd have summer rainstorms, we'd celebrate with popcorn and grape juice. That was a Sunday afternoon special too.
When we'd get a snowstorm, we’d make homemade ice cream.
When we had birthdays, we'd have homemade pizza, or ordered in if we got lucky.
Saturday night dinners were usually hot dogs and ice cream.
Sunday mornings, when we had church, it was coffee soup. ( ...
I'm just getting back from an amazing 40th birthday beach bash with my girlfriends.
We stayed in a little village named Pinecraft, an Amish and Mennonite community in Sarasota, Fla. Pinecraft is the number one vacation spot for the Amish. The Pioneer Trails tour busses run from Holmes County to Sarasota a couple times a week. It is convenient for the Amish in our community as they make stops to pick up passengers in local towns like Mt. Hope, Berlin and Sugarcreek before they head south. Another thing they take is the local Amish newspaper, The Budget.
As I was waiting for my Granola and GoGo Granola Bars that I had sent with the bus arriving in Pinecraft, I noticed that ...
I can tell when spring break comes around for the English (non Amish) schools. Families call looking for something unique for their children to experience in Holmes County. Some families schedule basket or candle making at an Amish home in addition to actually visiting a local Amish school in session.
For the Amish, spring break lasts one day and is usually geared for sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Over the years, I have been the driver for hundreds of school trips. It certainly is interesting and much different from what I remember on my eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C.
An itinerary may look like this:
8 a.m. - Depart from the school with 25 students, te ...
Hello and thank you for visiting our OAC blog. I’m La Vonne De Bois, owner of Amish Heartland Tours in Berlin. My goal is to share with you wonderful insights of Holmes County and Amish culture.
In 1989, I took a job driving Amish men to work at 4:15 in the morning and returning at 4 p.m. to take them home. After three years of bumping along the dirt back roads, I had gathered a wealth of information that birthed the idea of offering back road tours to visitors to the area.
In 1992, I bought my first little tour bus and began running one-hour tours from Berlin. Twenty-one years and three busses later, I still am in love with my job and meeting visitors from al ...
I was once again reminded how blessed we are to live in the country when my daughter brought these beautiful farm fresh eggs home. There was even a green egg in this great gift our family received. So this morning I made eggs for the family, with a side of toast from homemade wheat bread with some apple butter spread that I canned last fall.
I love the fact we can buy local organic or just wholesome homegrown food. I can't wait for this summer when I can take you along for a ride to my favorite local produce stand that is truly off the beaten path.
We also have a local organic meat market, Doughty Valley Farms. It is a nice clean place that is family owned by an Amish family. It is cl ...
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