By Kevin Williams
This is a super Amish in the News today, I'me excited to bring you these articles for your reading pleasure!
"CHARMING" PICTURES: These pictures were taken near Charm, Ohio in the heart of Amish Country as part of a travel America through Instagram series by the British newspaper The Guardian. These are three classic Amish images that really capture the culture. I love the first one of the Amish pedaling through Charm, just classic, bucolic, take a look!
NOW MAINE HORSE DROPPING ISSUES: We've been following the legal wrangling over horse poop in Auburn, Kentucky, now residents in Presque Isle, Maine are complaining and the council is taking notice. Be interesting to see how this all ends up. I can tell you, though, that if I ever get to a point where the biggest problem in my life are horse droppings on a roadway than "I've made it." I really have. I can't imagine having so little going on in my life that horse-droppings on a road or in a parking lot cause me concern. Click here to read more.
WHEN THE ENGLISH FALL: This does sound like an interesting novel, I might just have to check this one out from the library. Click here to read more. You can order the book from our Amazon affiliate link here. I'm trying to get a hold of the author for an interview, it really seems like a fascinating premise for a book. I'd much rather read this than, say, Amish vampires or something like that.
CATTLE CONSPIRACY: Not a lot of information with this story, but I guess some northern New York men were caught purchasing cattle from Amish farmers using closed checking accounts. Odd, wonder how they thought they wouldn't get caught? Click here to read more.
MY AMISH HOME - MILLIE'S HOMEMADE YOGURT: Click here to check in with Illinois Amish columnist Millie Yoder and her recipe this week for easy homemade yogurt!
Old Farm Country Cookbook: Recipes, Menus and Memories: Wow, now THIS sounds like a really unique, fun cookbook with old recipes that chart the course of rural American culinary culture. Call me strange but I get excited over cookbooks like this one from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Here is how the book is described: From canned chicken and fresh peas in milk sauce to ring bologna and wild blueberry cobbler, this realistic study of food and farm life from the 1930s-50s guides readers through a time when food was local, farming was a family affair,and homemade ice cream tasted better than anything you could buy at the store. And if you click here there is a link to several recipes in the book, so enjoy!!!! You can order the book from our Amazon affiliate link here (it is $26, a little pricey)