By Kevin Williams
I have a whole slate of interesting "Plain posts" to share with you today, so settle in and enjoy!
5 ZUCCHINI RECIPES: This week we once again check in with Gina over at the Home Joys blog. Gina is the matriarch of a Mennonite family in Pennsylvania and she has a wonderful blog with a great mix of topics. This week she shares 5 recipes that help to use up the zucchini which seem to be multiplying and piling up this time of year. Click here for the recipes.
AMISH CHILDREN'S PONY PARADE: Checking in to Thomas Nye's blog, there are some super photos of an Amish children's "pony parade." One can argument either way about how young Amish kids should be when they pilot a pony, but I don't think anyone can dispute that they really do learn some skills at an early age this way. Click here to look at these wonderful photos and context!
AMISH CHURCH: Tom Nye has another post about attending Amish church services recently. I've attended such services and have had similar (with some differences from the way he describes his experience, but each church is different) experiences, click here for this insightful post.
AMISH CINNAMON MUFFINS: This is a wonderful looking and sounding recipe from the "semi-sweet sisters." As an aside, I laughed and winced when I read her innocent words "I love making Amish Friendship Bread." Gloria had a line in her column this week that was similar "I love making" something...but I changed it to "I enjoy"....believe it or not, I don't make this stuff up, I had a lot of traffic to one particular post recently which contained the phrase "I love making Amish" something and, yeah, I had all sorts of traffic to my site, but probably not the kind that would like Amish365.com Soooo, anyway, enjoy the cinnamon muffin recipe here!
OHIO AMISH COUNTRY: A blogger posted her pictures - and there are some wonderful ones here - of her recent visit to the Holmes County area (she made a ghastly mistake, if you can only eat one meal there, you should go to Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen). Anyway, click here to enjoy
MYSTERY AMISH COUNTRY: This is a blogger who posted photos of her Amish Country visit but never says where....I doesn't look like Lancaster County, due to the buggy color....there are Amish settlements in over 25 states so this could be anywhere, but click here to enjoy the photos....
AMISH WEDDING BUGGY: SIGH, if I could imagine my life 20 years from now it'd probably be this writer's. Bruce Stambaugh lives in the picturesque hills of Holmes County, Ohio's Amish country and writes, ruminates, travels, just seems so idyllic.....anyway, I LOVE his post this week with a photo of a freshly festooned Amish buggy after a wedding ceremony. Click here for this great post and photo!