By Kevin Williams
Let's check out this week's Amish in the News, it's been a busy week and, unfortunately, some tragedy.
BERNE, INDIANA: An 11-year-old Amish boy was shot and killed by his sibling in what appears to be a tragic accident. When I first heard the story I thought it was unusual, because most Amish do not own handguns. But this apparently involves a rifle, which the Amish are far more likely to own, primarily for hunting. Read here about this tragic accident.
WRITER: I'm not a huge fan of Amish fiction. I'm a middle-aged guy and most of these books are aimed at a different demographic than me. I'll at least give kudos to Ashley Emma for moving in with an Amish family and trying to learn their customs. I know the family she stayed with..the Stolls...very kind family, a bit more progressive than the average Amish. But, anyway, click here to read more and watch a video interview with the author.
AMISH PRESENTATION: I know we have a handful of readers in the Parkersburg, WV-Athens, Ohio area...if you are one of them, there is a really interesting-sounding symposium complete with plenty of photos and some Amish lecturers (actual Amish people).....Amish bishop David Kline is one of the presenters , you can read more about this upcoming event here.
LANCASTER FARMING RECIPES: Check out an in
teresting article on cast iron and some great recipes like onion jam and a skillet chocolate chip cookie. Click here to read more and get some recipes.
MILLIE OTTO'S CINNAMON BREAD: Check out Millie Otto's Amish Home column this week which includes an amazing-sound recipe for Amish cinnamon bread. Wow! Click here.