Lots of Amish in the News for everyone to enjoy today, along with a spritz of Hutterite. So, first off:
AMISH WASTE: This issue crops up from time to time in various places: should the Amish be required to dispose of their human waste in a more managed method? Regulations vary from place to place as do Amish practices. One Kansas community is cracking down.
AMISH HAM AND CHEESE CASSEROLE: Okay, from an unappetizing story to a more palatable one. Mr. Food is posting a recipe for the ultimate comfort food: Amish ham and cheese casserole. Mr. Food is missed. His segments used to air on my local news station and seeing his recipes always conjures up a sense of nostalgia.
SIMPLY AMISH: The latest installment in a delightful series by an Amish writer in Indiana. Arlene Schmidt's pieces appear twice a month in the New Castle newspaper and really are well-written, giving a great glimpse into life in her Amish community. Click here to read.
EDITOR'S PICK - HUTTERITE FUNERAL: Karolyn Hofer is a Hutterite and a high school senior and she writes occasionally for the Rochester, Minnesota newspaper. Read her fascinating column about Hutterites and funerals. You won't want to miss this. Click here.
LANCASTER AMISH FARMER GETS GRANT: Okay, so what is the big deal about this? Farmers get grants all the time. Well, as this article explains, government assistance and the Amish don't typically mix. But things may be changing in regards to farm grants. Click here to read more.