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April Showers = May Flowers?! - Ohio Amish Country Experiences Volume #3 Issue #32
May 01, 2011
Ohio Amish Country Experiences
and Ohio Amish Country Marketing
Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,
If the old adage about April showers bringing May flowers holds true by volume this year - we're in for an amazing treat. We've been deluged with showers, and can only hope we have as many flowers!
The temperatures have been rather chilly (40s & 50s) for most of the month with the exception of two separate days when we actually hit over 80 degrees. Unfortunately, it didn't last long. We even had a few snow flakes in between.
One thing for sure, if you don't like the weather in Northeast Ohio - wait a few minutes and it just might change!
May is all about planting time in Ohio Amish Country. If the rain keeps up, they may want to consider rice - ok, maybe it's not that bad, but we do have some small "ponds" where plants should be.
As the weather cooperates the Amish will be out in their fields and gardens in earnest. Surviving next winter depends on this summer's crops.
You'll see horse teams pulling plows and working the ground like they did in the "old days." It's a sight to behold!
Come to Ohio Amish Country and experience the beauty of spring! It's like a kaleidoscope of colors made out of blossoms, flowers and greenery.
There are daffodils, tulips and dandelions spreading their colors across the ground, while the lilacs, forsythia and fruit blossoms grace the bushes and trees.
The vast array and brilliance of colors from new life springing forth actually surpasses the beauty of fall's foliage - but probably doesn't last much longer.
So, don't delay, you'll not want to miss this picture-perfect time of year! Plan a spring vacation or weekend getaway before it's all gone.
Remember, from here on out until fall - it only gets busier and busier in Ohio Amish Country. Beat the rush, make your reservations now!
And, don't forget, if you need a little help navigating around Ohio Amish Country, we strongly advise that you get an Ohio Amish Country map. _________________________________________________________________
In this issue we'll be highlighting:
Our Feature of the Month - New Recipe Books
The Tip of the Month - Amish Home Remedies
A - Featured Recipe of the Month - Whole Wheat Bread
And as always Monthly Events - Find out what's happening - where and when in Ohio Amish Country.
Cooking with the Horse & Buggy People I & II
We recently attended a couple of food shows in Ohio Amish Country. What a great experience that was - seeing all the different food products and meeting some of the various vendors.
But, I have to say that the best part was getting to taste the wonderful samples. Wow, talk about "a veritable smorgasbord" of flavors!
In our travels, we came across a pair of cookbooks that we felt would be great additions to our featured products and online store.
They are the Cooking with the Horse & Buggy People Series volume I & II.
The first book is a collection of over 600 favorite recipes from the Heart of Holmes County. The second has over 791 time-honored favorites from 207 Amish women of Holmes County. Both have 14 categories of recipes to choose from.
Each book features time tested recipes perfected with years of everyday use. Experience the delightful taste of mouthwatering desserts, wholesome main dishes and delicious soups!
Home Remedies From Amish Country
Looking for some good, old-fashioned, time-tested, home remedies that actually work?
We've found a book published in Millersburg, Ohio, with approximately 600 remedies for anything from baby care to salves, to health care and weight loss.
Do you know what one simple thing you can do that takes only seconds but will minimize the number of colds you catch?
Want to really get rid of athletes foot - for good? Does your baby have colic? Want quick relief from an insect sting? Need some relief from common cold symptoms?
You'll want to get your own personal copy of the Home Remedies From Amish Country!
Featured Recipe of the Month
Whole Wheat Bread
Whole Wheat Bread recipe submitted by Mrs. Martha Yoder.
Calendar of Events
"Wizard of Oz"
National Public Gardens Day
Migratory Bird Day Hike
Saturdays in Zoar Guest Lecture Series
Antiques in the Alley
32nd Anniversary Sale at Ashery Country Store
Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour
Mother's Day Celebration
Shutterbugs Camera Club
"Wizard of Oz"
Been Readin' on the Railroad Storytime
"Gospel Extravaganza!" Tuscarawas Philharmonic Concert
35th Annual Spring Festival, Craft, & Furniture Auction
May 14, 15
Let Them Eat Cake
8th Annual "Cruisin' for a Cure" Car Show in Killbuck
May 21, 22
Canal Dover Festival
Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale
May 28, 29
Arbor Day Weekend
May 28, 29
Civil War Reenactment
Well, guess that's all for now - hope you find this news helpful and as exciting as we do.
Trust also that you'll have a great Ohio Amish Country Experience - real soon!
Stuart & Norma Watson
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