I spent the day with a wonderful group of people this week, people who are almost constantly mistaken for the Amish. They are the Old Order German Baptist Brethren, a group of Plain people that live in rural west-central Ohio. These are not to be mistaken with the Old German Baptist Brethren which Rosanna Bauman our Plain Kansas columnist is a member.
Over the next week I'll be sharing some of the religion, recipes, and way of life with everyone. Plus members, I have some special recipes and media for you to enjoy over the next week. So stay tuned.
When I get massive quantities of information and enjoy new experiences like I did yesterday I need a few days to process, reflect, and organize my thoughts and notes. So most of what I learned I'll share next week, but I thought I'd give you a few "preview" shots today.
This is some icy, freeze-dried laundry hanging in the evening dusk. And notice the buggies, they look like what you'd find in a typical Amish settlement. Most of the buggies found on the roads here are made by an Amish buggy-maker in nearby Belle Center, Ohio. The Old Order German Baptist community is simply too small to support its own buggy shop now.