I've been a bit preoccupied/busy with some projects lately, so I haven't been updating this site as much as I would like. But I think by next week I'll be back in the saddle and posting up a storm. Meanwhile, this is a pretty picture I thought I would share of the late Elizabeth Coblentz's farmstead outside of Geneva, Indiana. For those new to this website and the column, Elizabeth wrote the Amish Cook from 1991 - 2002 when she passed away quite suddenly. Lovina has written it ever since. I have so many deep, poignant memories of this place that I will cherish forever. I think a part of me will always feel a sense of longing whenever I pass the place. I keep thinking maybe someday I'll just be able to drive by it without feeling anything, but that day doesn't appear to be anywhere close. This is a view of the farmstead from the east, looking west. I took this shot at sunset, when the darkening sky gives it almost a haunting hue. From this direction, the place looks very much the same. But the house didn't stay in the Coblentz family, and has actually changed hands a couple of times. So you can't go home again. Not really. Flat farm fields aren't usually my definition of pretty, but the stretches of well-kept white clapboard farmhouses and tidy gardens from Geneva, Indiana east to the Ohio state line has an enchanting plainness to it that is quite captivating.
About Kevin Williams
Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.