Ohio's Amish Country
Amish weddings are traditionally held on Tuesdays or Thursdays in later fall after the harvest. Amish wedding tradition has had to give way to practicality. Weddings are now held year round and on other days to accommodate the number of couples getting married.
Courtship among the Amish is more secretive. A couple won't announce their engagement until just a few weeks before their wedding. They keep it a secret (as long as they can). It is always an occasion for a new dress for the bride. They typically don't wear white but one of the more acceptable colors of their ...
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By Nancy Lembke
When driving the country roads in Amish Country, it’s easy to become frustrated when coming upon a horse-drawn buggy. More often than not, it seems that those encounters happen about half way up a hill where it is impossible to see if there is any oncoming traffic.
When that happens, the best reaction is to take a deep breath and enjoy a much slower pace for a while
In a field near the road were hundreds of tiny footprints that encircled the corn shocks from both birds and field mice as they found kernels of corn. There were also tracks ...
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Noted American author and intellect Clifton Paul Fadiman once wrote, “Cheese — milk’s leap toward immortality.”
Fadiman must have been visiting Amish Country when he penned those words.
Each year a grand champion cheesemaker is determined, and four local cheese companies make it awfully tough to determine the winner.
But one must be named, and recently, the man behind a cheese dynasty had to take his turn up front saying cheese for the camera.
Richard Guggisberg accepted the grand champion cheesemaker honor on Thursday, Sept. 26 during the 61st annual Ohio Swiss Festival, on behalf ...
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