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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Julia

    Leave in the am for Shipshewana? RU going there to see the musical “Half Stitch.” i read her Amish fiction is we are really excited.

  2. Paula

    Kevin, kids all over North America ride in ‘wagons’ and trailers on their parents’ bikes (http://www.amazon.com/Croozer-Double-Bicycle-Trailer-Silver/dp/B001GAP5DA). At least they are in a smaller community that is used to ‘vehicles’ on the side of the road. I’ve seen bikes and trailers in downtown Toronto. Now those are the kids to worry about.

  3. Dave

    I thought it was wrong to take pictures of the Amish. But yet I see lots of photos on this website. Please explain.

    1. Kevin

      Dave, good question…But there really is no “one size fits all” answer…Amish views about photography vary wildly, so the photos you see on this site vary by community, individual, sect, etc….I talk about this extensively at http://www.oasisnewsfeatures.com/amish-101/
      Scroll down to the “photography lesson.” I always factor in the various variables when deciding whether to take and post a photo or not – Kevin

  4. Patty Keller

    Hi Kevn…I was in Shipshe last weekend. It was a wonderful day and the flowers were beautiful.I think this time of year is my favorite although a lot of other people must of thought that to. The town was packed! I did miss the big farmers market tho. Darn!

  5. Julia

    i was in Shipshewana last weekend and saw on Amish farms that there were cars. Explain. Not just once. Also we saw a church gathering and there were cars there also. now i’m confused.

    1. Paula

      Julia, not all Amish are ultra-conservative, horse and buggy types. There are some Mennonites that look the same as you and I. It’s just like there are different types of Catholics or Protestants or Jews. Some are more formal/conservative while others are very liberal/laid back in their interpretation of the rules.


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