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That's more like it! - Ohio Amish Country Experiences Volume #5 Issue #5
April 30, 2013


Ohio Amish Country Experiences

A publication of
and Ohio Amish Country Marketing

Volume 05
Issue 5

May 2013


Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,

Alas, spring has finally sprung! The trees are budding out, leaves are appearing, magnolias, forsythias and daffodils are in full bloom.

And with it all comes "spring fever! After a long winter and cold start to spring, warmer temperatures are a welcome change.

spring-barn-fence Everyone is "antsy" to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine after being cooped up so long.

Green houses are opening so folks are eager to get the soil worked up and get their gardens in.

Barnyards are teaming with excitement as babies are being born. It's exciting to see the new chicks, goslings, calves and foals.

forsythia-daffodils Everything just seems so fresh and clean and new. Speaking of new - there's lots of new things going on in Ohio Amish Country this year.

Don't miss out - make your plans and by all means plan to experience Ohio Amish Country sooner than later!

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 - Ascension Day

Recipe of the Month - Creamy Cole Slaw

Feature of the Month - Sol's In Berlin

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

See Previous Issues of Ohio Amish Country Experiences

Ascension Day
Photo courtesy of
Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center
Ascension Day is calculated as forty days or the sixth Thursday after Easter each year. It is considered to be an important holiday celebrated by the Amish and most Amish businesses are closed on this day.

So, if you're planning a trip around May 9th (Ascension Day this year) and you want to experience Amish places and businesses - you'll need to schedule accordingly.

Most non-Amish owned establishments will be open, but those that employ a large number of Amish may be closed or have different hours - just be sure to check ahead.

Featured Recipe of the Month

Creamy Cole Slaw


1 tsp. mustard seed
1 tsp. celery seed
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. vinegar
2 Tbsp. minced onion
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise (heaping)
1 c. sour cream
6 c. shredded cabbage

Mix an hour before serving to blend flavors.

Creamy cole slaw recipe taken from Cooking With The Horse & Buggy People Vol. II submitted by Mrs. Susan Miller.

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

Sol's In Berlin sols-palace

Sol's is an arts and crafts extravaganza store located in the heart of Amish Country in Berlin, Ohio.

They actually have three stores: Sol's Palace, Sol's Exchange, and Sol's Kit-N-Kaboodle. Each is filled with a vast assortment of crafts.

You'll find wood crafts, handmade dolls, goose clothes, candles, ceramics, and floral arrangements just to name a few of the numerous items available to provide customers with a one-stop shopping experience.

Sol's is also within walking distance of many other craft stores, quilt shops, furniture stores, area lodging, and restaurants located in Berlin.

Sol's is open year round Monday through Saturday. They have special extended hours during the months of June, July, August, September & October.

They are located at 4914 West Main Street, Berlin, OH 44610. You can reach them by phone at 330-893-3134. Or you can check out their site to learn more about them at:

Calendar of Events

May Events:

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

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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