By Kevin Williams
TRAGEDY: How does a fit, 21-year-old good swimmer drown in a small farm pond? Just a terrible tragedy on an Amish farm in New York. The article speculates on the water temperature and cold water can definitely suck the wind out of you and I imagine the water was cold. Sad story about an Amish young man drowning trying to save his brothers.
AMISH SEPTIC SYSTEM RULING: A court ruled against some Amish families in Minnesota who had been litigating the county's require that Amish families must install a certified septic system for gray water disposal. I do think the arguments by the Amish were weak. There's a lot of "cherry picking" of technologies by Amish people, which is fine, but it's tough to make a legal case when the Amish themselves often undercut their own arguments. Click here to read more.
AMISH COUNTRY CLASSIC WEDGE SALAD: This is a recipe from Amish Country cook, Lee Ann Miller, if you are looking for a cool crunchy, healthy meal, try this!
SOUR CREAM RHUBARB CRUMB CAKE: Wow, this dessert sounds absolutely amazing. Check out Amish writer Millie Otto's latest column along with this beauty of a recipe!
SARA MILLER"S AMISH CORNER: No recipe with this column, but Sara Miller does a super job of describing life in the fourth largest Amish community in the world: Geauga County, Ohio