Okay, got a nice selection of stuff in this week's blogroll. Thank you for stopping by! We have such wonderful readers at Amish365.com and I always strive to tell you how grateful I am that you make this blog possible. So, here we go:
AMISH WOMEN ON THE HUNT: This is an interesting post exploring the question of whether Amish women hunt and what happened when a female hunting expert found herself giving a talk to a group of maybe skeptical Amish men. A little aside, in my experience, this writer is correct: there's no hard and fast church rule that says women can't or shouldn't hunt, they just don't most often. It comes down to a division of labor issue. If you have 5, 6, 7 or more children at home, someone has to care for them. You can't have a noisy family of twelve tromping through the woods on a deer hunt. But some women do hunt, especially teenage girls who don't yet have a family...in Gloria's settlement of Flat Rock, Illinois, Amish girls and women are found frequently in the forest hunting. Anyway, click here to read this interesting post.
APPLE KUCHEN BARS: This is an interesting post for two reasons: first, the recipe. Second, though, the backstory. And if you happen to live in No Man's Land about two hours north of the Twin Cities in Mille Lacs County near the town of Bock....wow, you are lucky! The Amish of the community put on a benefit Haystack Suppers open to the public every other week at the local town hall. Wow, oh, wow, I would so be there if I were anywhere remotely close. Check out the recipe and the supper info here!
MUD SALE TIME! Deon over at the Reallancastercounty.com website and blog was nice enough to share this photo with us with the apt caption: "It might be the first week of March but winter is still a guest in Lancaster County...for some, it is becoming more and more unwelcome." The same could apply to here in Ohio! Check out their great site for all sorts of genuine, authentic information about planning your visit to Lancaster County's Amish country. And it IS mud sale time of year (that'll get you spring mode), so check out their post about the whens and wheres here. Mud sales are a superb way to experience Amish culture so plan on attending on this year!
AMISH LEMON BARS: And, speaking of spring, this is a nice springy recipe: Amish lemon bars. Missy over at the Graceful Little Honey Bee site posted a super-sounding recipe for this delish dessert here. Lemon bars are frequently found on Amish dessert tables as we head into spring and summer.
CINNAMON CHIP STUDDED SNICKERDOODLE BREAD: I didn't really see anything Amish about this recipe, I just stumbled on it when searching for something else and it looked too good not to share. And snickerdoodles ARE an Amish culinary staple, so I could easily see this recipe being popular in some Amish kitchens. Take a look at this amazing-sounding recipe!