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Did Somebody Say, "Spring!" - Ohio Amish Country Experiences Volume #5 Issue #3
March 30, 2013

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Ohio Amish Country Experiences

A publication of Experience-Ohio-Amish-Country.com
and Ohio Amish Country Marketing

Volume 05
Issue 4

April 2013

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Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,

Wow, somebody find that groundhog and tell him to recant or get a new job! So much for an early spring - we had more than six weeks of winter and are still waiting for real spring weather to appear.

Not much changed weather wise since last month - but we are certainly ready for a change. The forecast is now starting to look a little more promising - finally.

snow-on-sap-buckets The cold weather has actually been a good thing for maple syrup production - the more time before the trees start to bud, the more time to collect sap. Last year's early spring cut it way short.

Once the weather turns nice, things start to happen fast. Fields and gardens are readied as soon as possible so spring planting can begin at just the right opportunity. Timing is everything!

And speaking of timing, the timing doesn't get much better to visit Ohio Amish Country! It's the perfect time to get out into the countryside and see the Amish working their fields with their horse teams.

spring buggies Make plans now before the rush. The pace starts picking up as the weather starts warming up. So, if you want to experience Ohio Amish Country and see the beauty of spring unfold, April is certainly a wonderful time.

Remember - if you need a little help navigating around Ohio Amish Country, we strongly advise that you get an Ohio Amish Country map.

Also, be sure to follow Experience Ohio Amish Country on Facebook for more exciting tips & info.



In this issue we'll be highlighting:

Tip of the Month - Take a Spring Tour!

Recipe of the Month - Potato Salad

Feature of the Month - Amish Cheese

Monthly Events - Find out what's happening - where and when in Ohio Amish Country.

See Previous Issues of Ohio Amish Country Experiences



Take a Spring Tour

chocolate-eclair-dessert The only time we find more colorful and beautiful than spring in Ohio Amish Country is fall.

After a long winter - with the pale colors of snow and bare trees, there's a special beauty that comes with spring.

The spring flowers, budding leaves and fruit blossoms of spring bring a special excitement and anticipation of new life, warmer weather and fresh air.

The smell of locust tree blossoms and lilacs will soon be wafting through the air as the hillsides and fields become alive with fresh greenery of a new season.

All that to say - make plans to visit Ohio Amish Country now and take a tour around this spring, you'll be glad you did!



Featured Recipe of the Month

Potato Salad

Ingredients:

12 c. cooked, cubed potatoes
12 eggs, hard boiled
1 1/2 c. chopped celery
1 c. diced, cooked carrots
1 chopped onion, optional
Dressing:
3 c. Miracle Whip
6 Tbsp. mustard
1/4 c. vinegar
3 c. sugar
4 tsp. salt
pepper
seasoned salt
celery seed

Mix all together. This makes a Fix'n'Mix bowl almost full. This is better when made the day before serving.

Potato Salad recipe taken from Cooking With The Horse & Buggy People Vol. II submitted by Mrs. Mosie Yoder.

This cookbook makes a really wonderful gift for friends or family! Check here for more information about this and other great cookbooks.



Amish Cheese amish-cheese

I asked what would be a good feature for this month - my eldest daughter responded, "If in doubt - Cheese!" To which I must agree. We had purchased some cheese from Sam's Club recently. When we ate some of it for a meal, another one of my daughters said, "This certainly isn't Amish cheese!"

Now, if you've never had real Amish artisan made cheese - well, you've never had (in our humble opinion) real cheese! The flavor, texture and ingredients just can't be matched pound for pound and dollar for dollar. And if you have experienced Amish cheese - well, you just know what we mean!

So, here's a link to our website page that lists some of the places where you can go to get Amish-made cheese. There are also many shops, stores and delis that sell Amish cheese as well. Just be on the lookout as you travel around. And by all means - get some cheese!


Calendar of Events


April Events:

Click here for a list of events in Ohio Amish Country for April.



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!

Best Regards,

Stuart & Norma Watson

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