AMISH UPS: I love this article. I mean, it shouldn't be newsy. It's just a piece about a local business that's found a niche in the Amish. But it's a fun piece. Well-written and just illustrates how the Amish make do without being sort of plugged into the hyper-connected world the rest of us live in. And, my gosh, this is an example of the beauty of capitalism: find a niche and fill it. The owners of this business certainly did!
STINK IN NORTHERN INDIANA? You know, I expect this sort of thing from areas where the Amish are new. But in an established Amish settlement like Lagrange County? Sheesh. Really, why is horse poop on the road such a big deal? If I had it on my road, I'd just find it a pleasant reminder of the Amish and their more pastoral way of life. Big deal. I WISH the biggest thing I had to worry about in my life was some horse waste on the road. Click here to read about the rumbling in northern Indiana.
LIFE WITH MILLIE: Check out Arthur, Illinois's Amish columnist and her recipe for homemade pumpkin pie squares!
AMISH FRIED PEARS: Grit Magazine (sheesh, they have been around forever, it seems) recently published a recipe for Amish Fried Pears. I thought you all would enjoy. Click here to read.
SAY CHEESE: An Amish family in Howard, Pennsylvania has built their own artesian cheese business from scratch. I loved the interview from the State College, PA newspaper with Amish owner John Esh. I mean, yes, most Amish lack FORMAL education, but, you have some very sharp businessmen (and women) among the Amish and the science involved in cheese-making is pretty extensive. So, fun article! Click here to read. I want to get my hands on some of this cheese!