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AMISH POPULATIONS IN OHIO

By, Christine M. Irvin The Amish, led by Jacob Amman, split from the Mennonites in the late 17th century. The Amish were unhappy with some of the Mennonite beliefs and practices. They originally settled in Switzerland and in Germany. The … Continue reading

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Carroll County Ohio – Historical Markers

Written by: Christine M. Irvin Carroll County has a rich historical heritage and the folks in Carroll County want you to know about it. To that end, they have placed 12 historical markers, at 10 different locations around the county, commemorating … Continue reading

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THE HISTORY OF THE CARROLL COUNTY AIRPORT

Written by: Christine M. Irvin The original Carrollton Airport was built in 1947 by Bill Hill for private use. The airport covered 15.65 acres and had a 1,400 foot dirt runway. But, all that changed in 1966 when construction began … Continue reading

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2013 Mod Rod Pulls

All WEIGH INS START 1 HOUR PRIOR TO PULL TIME June 19th Mechanicstown after the parade June 22nd Mechanicstown @ 7 pm July 21st Carroll County Fair @ 9 am July 27th Marshall County Fair TBA August 24th Sherrodsville @ … Continue reading

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HISTORY OF SUGARCREEK, OHIO

Written by Christine M. Irvin Sugarcreek’s roots can be traced back to 1814. Abraham Shane named a town that had sprung up at the intersection of two well-used Indian trails in Tuscarawas County, Ohio Shanesville. Those trails are now State … Continue reading

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AMISH FURNITURE STYLES

Written by Christine M. Irvin The Amish are known for many things: their religious beliefs, their simple lifestyle, and for their craftsmanship. They are well-known for their wood-working skills and the beautiful furniture they make. The furniture they build is … Continue reading

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CARROLL CO. OH CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2013

MAY May 4, 11, 18, 25 – Carrollton’s Farmers’ Market, 8 AM – Noon, Dollar General parking lot, 1305 Canton Rd NW, Carrollton. May 18 – Mangled Metal Derby, 5 PM, Carroll County Fairgrounds, 106 Kensington Road, Carrollton. May 18-19 … Continue reading

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Vacationing in Holmes Counties Amish Country

Are you ready to go? I want to get there by 8 am when most of the shops start opening up! Does this sound familiar? It does if you have visited Ohio’s Amish Country very often! A day in Amish … Continue reading

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Amish Flowerbeds

                  Amish Shop Online is produced by Malachi Marketing LLC. Malachi Marketing LLC can be reached at 330-827-8394. We have Independent Sales Consultants to help you with all of your marketing needs. From Print Products to Marketing Strategies including Co-op … Continue reading

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Alpaca Farming in Carroll County Ohio

  Written by Christine M. Irvin Alpaca’s Provide Rich Fiber and Manure Resources When we think of Carroll County we think of rolling hills, farms, cows, pigs, chicken, goats, lambs, but whoever thought you would see alpacas? Well, believe it … Continue reading

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Beachy’s Country Chalet Restuarant … Where the food is home style!

Written by Sarah J. Tatman Grezlik As I was traveling through Holmes County’s Amish Country yesterday I got a hankering for some home-cooked food from Beachy’s Country Chalet Restaurant in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Today’s special offered up Cabbage Rolls and a … Continue reading

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Cultivating The Environmental Ethic

By Sam Erickson Many people have come around to the idea that people have a responsibility to protect the land. While many balance this desire for protection with the idea that there are tremendous resources to be used for the … Continue reading

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A Little Piece Of Mind

By Ronda Addy Anyone familiar with farming has probably heard of multiple peril crop insurance (MPCI), but for those of you who haven’t, it is a form of federal crop insurance that provides protection against weather-related losses and other unavoidable … Continue reading

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Gone Like A Puff Of Smoke

By Ronda Addy Turkeys have some of the best eyesight and hearing of any animal in the woods. It’s also in their nature to run at the first sign of danger. It’s for these reasons that turkey hunting is a … Continue reading

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Successful Spring Cleaning

By Craig W. Armstrong For many people, spring is like a rebirth. Winter is over and everything starts anew. So, what better time to do all of that important spring cleaning? Many people say they are going to do it, … Continue reading

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Clean As A Whistle

  By Tresa Erickson Whether you’re at the beginning of garden season or near the end, you can always count on one thing: dirty tools. Here are some tips for keeping the tools you rely on each season in good … Continue reading

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Flowerbed Factors

By Tresa Erickson You love flowers, and lucky for you, you have a nice lawn with plenty of room for flowerbeds. You have some idea of the flowers you would like to grow, but your selections will depend upon a … Continue reading

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Slug Control

  By Tresa Erickson You’ve always wanted a vegetable garden, but you never had the space for one until you bought your first house. After a couple of summers working on the house, you finally found the time to start … Continue reading

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Amish Heartland Tours visits the broom maker

Being a tour guide offers visitors a plethora of opportunities to visit local Amish owned businesses. Here is a video of a local Amish lady making a broom by hand. Her brooms will be available at the Amish Heartland Tours … Continue reading

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Take A Garden Tour

By Tresa Erickson Love walking through a lovely lawn and garden, but don’t have time to make one of your own? Take a . Love your lawn and garden, and wish you could show it off? Sign up to be … Continue reading

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Quality Counts

By Tresa Erickson If you have been gardening for years, you probably have a shed or garage full of all the right tools. If you are just starting, you may need some tools, and to get your money’s worth, you … Continue reading

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I know Zija nutrition saved my life!

This is my very real experience with Zija nutrition. I’m going to try to make a long story short… Back in Feb. 2011 I had a lung spontaneously collapse. This resulted in emergency surgeries, a week-long hospital stay, and loads … Continue reading

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Grown Together

By Ronda Addy When two or more crops are cultivated at the same time on a field, the process is called intercropping. The theory behind intercropping is that the crops planted aren’t likely to be plagued by the same insect … Continue reading

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The cost of being a farmer

As we gear up and get ready for spring our friends in Amish Country are gearing up to bring in a fall harvest. Springtime is when the fields are prepared with “natural” fertilizer from the manure spreaders and soon they … Continue reading

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Isaac the Goat, Doc the Coon dog and an Ohio Snowstorm

Today as I sit here, my baby goat Isaac, standing at the back door trying to get into my warm house, I am watching as the snow is coming down and getting deeper and deeper. I was supposed have a … Continue reading

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Winter in an Amish School Playground

Written by Sarah J. Grezlik Last week as my husband and I braved the bad winter weather so that we could turn in his fur hides to the fur buyer we found ourselves killing time until the buyer could get … Continue reading

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How to Start a Friendship Bread with Your Child

Back in the days of covered wagons and no electricity it wasn’t possible to run to the store to buy a loaf of bread when you need some, and families had to rely on homemade bread instead. It was even … Continue reading

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Ohio Wagon Train camps out near New Bedford Ohio

The Ohio Wagon Train was camped out last week on the Amos Mast farm near New Bedford Ohio . Although they have packed up and moved on, they are not likely to forget their stay this past week. Two ladies … Continue reading

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CHARM HARNESS AND BOOT CARRIES TOP NAME BRANDS

Charm Harness and Boot, in Charm, Ohio, is your one-stop shop destination for name brand shoes and boots for the whole family as well as everything related to work clothes. They carry footwear and work wear name brands such as … Continue reading

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What is your ministry? Are you following God’s Purpose for your life?

Written by Sarah J. Grezlik As I sit here today, I look out my window and I see a cloudy day and a Cardinal swinging on a tree branch. I survey the many things that God has surrounded my life … Continue reading

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Holmes Manufacturing – Aluminum Manufactured To Fit Any Job!

Written by Sarah J. Grezlik Holmes Manufacturing, located in Millersburg, Ohio manufactures custom Aluminum products for siding jobs anywhere in the U.S. We customize Aluminum Trim, Soffit, Roof Edging, and other various decorative accessories. Our courteous staff will walk with you … Continue reading

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CHARM HARNESS AND BOOT – The Place for Customer Service and Selection

Written By Christine M. Irvin Charm Harness and Boot is your one-stop shop destination for everything related to work clothes for the whole family as well as shoes and boots. With about 8200 square feet of store space and over … Continue reading

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Taking a Break in Ohio’s Amish Country

by Christine M. Irvin   Ohio has one of the largest Amish populations in the U. S. making it the perfect state for an Amish-style getaway, whether for a regular vacation or simply a “staycation”. The majority of the Amish … Continue reading

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Aunt Nina’s Stack Cake Recipe

From Mary Lou Kendrick of Kentucky Written by Sarah J. Grezlik A wonderful article from Appalachian Heritage gives a history of the “DRIED APPLE STACK CAKE”. Mary Lou Kendrick shared her treasured family recipe with us for this amazing dessert. … Continue reading

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Amish Friendship Bread – Recipe and History

By Christine M. Irvin Amish Friendship Bread – Starter Recipe  Perhaps you’ve heard of Amish Friendship Bread. Perhaps you’ve even tasted some, or had someone given you a starter for it. If so, then you’re familiar with the ritual of … Continue reading

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Marketing Strategies – Malachi Marketing Concepts Give Your Business the Edge in Multi-Media Options

Written by Sarah J. Grezlik, owner of Malachi Marketing LLC Marketing? Advertising? Online Advertising, Websites, Blogging, Social Media, Radio, Newspaper, Yellow Pages, Television, Promotional Products, Coupon Clippers, Weekly’s, Daily’s, SEO, SMO, APPS, the list goes on and on. How do you know where is the … Continue reading

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Green Acres Furniture: high-quality furniture

Green Acres Furniture: 23 years of high-quality furniture You never know what someone’s vision is when they start a business, so it’s difficult to say what Paul Swartzentruber and his wife, Naomi, had in mind when they began building and … Continue reading

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Green Acres Furniture, From Forest to Furniture

written by Sarah J. Grezlik Paul and Naomi Swartzentruber first began in the furniture business in 1988 when they opened the doors to Green Acres Furniture Store, Ltd., located north of Mt. Eaton, Ohio.  They offer splendid Amish Handcrafted Furniture. … Continue reading

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Amish Service Guide, Now Available at Retailers

written by: Sarah J. Grezlik The 2011/2012 Amish Service Guide is a guide to Amish Businesses throughout Ohio. Released in late November of 2011 this guide provides educational stories about the Amish way of life, an address directory, photos and … Continue reading

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Christmas Time In Amish Country

Written by Sarah J. Grezlik What a wonderful place to go shopping for Christmas presents. In Amish Country you will find wonderful Handcrafted furniture, quilts, homemade jams and jellies, wonderful Christmas Baked goods and a whole slew of high quality … Continue reading

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Holmes Manufacturing, Your Source for Aluminum Building Products

Written by Sarah J. Grezlik Holmes Manufacturing Aluminum Building Products a local manufacturing facility for Aluminum Siding Accessories is a company that can trace its birth all the way back to its parent company Holmes Siding Contractors. Located in the … Continue reading

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Holmes Rental Station, Equipment Rental Guru’s!

Written by Sarah J. Grezlik

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KT Barn Structures from Berlin, Ohio

Written by Sarah J. Grezlik Ken Troyer loves horses. His love for these animals made him realize there was a need for portable animal and livestock shelters. In 2004 he began designing and building them and started his business, KT … Continue reading

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An Interview with Wanda Brunstetter

By Christine M. Irvin Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning writer and author of almost 50 books with a combined total of over 5 million copies sold. Wanda likes to write about the Amish and helped pioneer the Amish fiction genre. … Continue reading

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AMISH POPULATIONS IN THE U.S.

By, Christine M. Irvin The Amish, led by Jacob Amman, split from the Mennonites in the late 17th century. The Amish were unhappy with some of the Mennonite beliefs and practices. They originally settled in Switzerland and in Germany. The … Continue reading

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AMISH ETIQUETTE

By Christine M. Irvin Traveling through and shopping in Amish country can be a delightful and relaxing experience. You can enjoy the scenery of the countryside, dine on authentic Amish food and produce either in an Amish-run restaurant or from … Continue reading

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Amish Quilts

By, Christine M. Irvin Quilting is now considered a common activity in the Amish community as their quilts are readily available for purchase. However, it wasn’t always this way.Before the Amish started making quilts, they used coverlets in the style … Continue reading

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AMISH HOLIDAYS

By Christine M. Irvin Amish Holidays do not follow your typical American calendar. Although the Amish are known as hard-workers, they still take time off from work for various reasons – to rest, to spend time with their families, and … Continue reading

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Lancaster Pennsylvania

I love the similarities and yet the differences between the different communities of Amish throughout the United States.

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DRIVING SAFELY IN AMISH COUNTRY

By: Christine M. Irvin Picture this: Peaceful countryside, rolling hills, Amish farms along the road, Amish buggies on the road. A pleasant place to go for a Sunday afternoon drive, wouldn’t you say? Then, a car goes zipping by, passing … Continue reading

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