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April Showers = May Flowers?! - Ohio Amish Country Experiences Volume #3 Issue #32
May 01, 2011

Ohio Amish Country Experiences

A publication of
and Ohio Amish Country Marketing

Volume 03
Issue 4

May 2011


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.

See Previous Issues of Ohio Amish Country Experiences


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!

Amish CookbookA collection of over 600 favorite recipes in 14 different categories from the Amish ladies of Holmes County.

Only $11.98 Click here for more information.

Amish CookbookA "second serving" of over 790 recipes in 14 different categories from 207 Amish ladies of Holmes County.

Only $11.98 Click here for more information.

Order now and get both Cooking with the Horse & Buggy People Series volumes I & II for only $22.00
You must be completely satisfied with your purchase or you may return it for your money back.


Home Remedies From Amish Country

Home Remedies

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!

Home RemediesLooking for some powerful time tested remedies that work? Get 90 pages and approximately 600 home remedies. The revised 6th edition gives you advice in health care, weight loss, baby care, salves, first aid and much more!

Only $9.98 Click here for more information.

You must be completely satisfied with your purchase or you may return it for your money back.


Brown Bread

Featured Recipe of the Month

Whole Wheat Bread

5 c. warm water
2/3 c. oil
2/3 c. honey
2 Tbsp. yeast
4-5 c. flour
4 Tbsp. gluten or use 1-3 c. white flour and the rest whole wheat flour
4 tsp. salt
5-7 c. whole wheat flower

Using a heavy duty mixer, mix together water, oil, honey, yeast, 4-5 c. flour and gluten. Let set for 10 minutes or until frothy. Add salt and 5-7 c. flour. Knead on medium setting for 12 minutes. Let rise until double in size. Punch down. Put on greased counter and cut into 4 equal lumps. Shape into loaves, put in bread pans and let rise. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes.

Whole Wheat Bread recipe submitted by Mrs. Martha Yoder.

amish-wedding-cookbookEnjoy this recipe? Want more? Amish Wedding Foods publishes a cookbook called The Amish Wedding Story & Cookbook with over 300 favorite Amish Recipes.

Only $10.98 Click here for more information.

You must be completely satisfied with your purchase or you may return it for your money back.


Calendar of Events

May Events:

May 5-8

"Wizard of Oz"
Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia, hours: Thursday-Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm.

May 6

National Public Gardens Day
Enjoy National Public Gardens Day free at Holden, The Holden Arboretum, 9am - 5pm, 440-946-4400.

May 7

Migratory Bird Day Hike
Norma Johnson Center, Dover, hours: 8:30 am.

May 7

Saturdays in Zoar Guest Lecture Series
Zoar Village, Zoar.

May 7

Antiques in the Alley
Historic Downtown Millersburg, 330-674-3955.

May 7

32nd Anniversary Sale at Ashery Country Store
Ashery Country Store, 8922 SR 241, Fredericksburg, 330-359-5615.

May 7

Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour
Celebrate National Tourism Week with this annual trek through Geauga County! Family Friendly, Fun & Prizes, 23 locations throughout the County, 10am - 4pm, call for your map/flyer, Geauga County Tourism Council 440-632-1538; 800-775-8687.

May 7

Mother's Day Celebration
Join Vancura Gallery on the Saturday before Mother's day for a day of fun, Amish Bake Sale, Craft Make-N-Takes, 11am - 4pm, many area and widely known artists will be on hand demonstrating and talking about their art, Vancura Gallery of Fine Art at Settlers’ Village, Geauga County, 440-632-1124.

May 12

Shutterbugs Camera Club
Exercise your creativity with monthly photo assignments, learn tips, tricks and new techniques, all skill levels welcome, group meets first Thursday of the month, 7pm - 9pm, Geauga County Park District - The West Woods Nature Center, 440-286-9516.

May 13-15

"Wizard of Oz"
Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia, hours: Friday-Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm.

May 14

Been Readin' on the Railroad Storytime
Dennison Depot, Dennison, hours: 11 am-noon.

May 14

Chicken BBQ
Norma Johnson Center, Dover, hours: 11 am - sell out.

May 14

"Gospel Extravaganza!" Tuscarawas Philharmonic Concert
Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center, New Philadelphia, hours: 7:30 pm, admission: general admission - adults $18, seniors $16, students $9; reserved - adults $25-32, seniors $23-30, students $16-23.

May 14

35th Annual Spring Festival, Craft, & Furniture Auction
Holmes County Training Center, 8001 TR 574, Holmesville, 330-674-8045.

May 14, 15

Plant Sale
Enjoy shopping for plants at Holden with over 30 vendors to choose from, 10am - 4pm each day, The Holden Arboretum, 440-946-4400.

May 15

Let Them Eat Cake
Fort Laurens State Memorial, Bolivar, hours: 3 pm-5 pm, admission: $7 adults, $5 children (5-17), free for children under 5, reservations required by contacting 330-874-2059 or 800-283-8914 by May 13.

May 21

8th Annual "Cruisin' for a Cure" Car Show in Killbuck
Killbuck Savings Bank, Killbuck, 330-276-4881.

May 21

Cooking Class
Zoar Village, Zoar.

May 21

Lantern Tour
Schoenbrunn Village, New Philadelphia, hours: 7-10 pm.

May 21, 22

HorseFest 2011
Two-day equine extravaganza showcases the versatility and history of the horse and features training techniques and demonstrations, watch more than 20 breeds participating in a variety of activities and demonstrations for all ages to enjoy, discover the magical beauty of horses and discover many different breeds, riding disciplines and uses for these versatile animals, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 9am - 5pm each day, 440-256-2122 or 800-366-3276.

May 27-29

Canal Dover Festival
Downtown Dover.

May 27-30

Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale
Save even more than the usual 25%-65% on your favorite brands all weekend at the Aurora Farms Premium Outlets Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale, spend a fun day shopping, enjoy live entertainment and take a relaxing break at the scenic lake, 10am - 9pm Fri & Sat, Sun 10am-6pm, Aurora Farms Premium Outlet, 330-562-2000.

May 28

Pennyrug Class
Zoar Village, Zoar.

May 28, 29

Arbor Day Weekend
Celebrate Arbor Day at the Arboretum, family-friendly activities, free to all, 10am - 4pm each day, The Holden Arboretum, 440-946-4400.

May 28, 29

Civil War Reenactment
A complete Civil War encampment transforms Century Village! Characters in authentic period dress, 10am - 5pm each day, Century Village in Geauga County, 440-834-1492.


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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