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Rolling Ridge Ranch Where the White Buffalo Roam

June 2012


Summertime By Katherine Ryder • Editor

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t’s the season for family vacations, summer breaks and long weekends spent on the beach. Even though we haven’t had a difficult winter this year, or even a particularly wet spring, the warmer temperatures are still accepted as though we’ve been longing for them since early September. Many of us anticipate the warmer weather and brighter days if for no other reason than a chance to breathe fresh air again. It’s evident as we drive along and see others landscaping, jogging, basking and barbecuing outside. Along with all of those necessities and traditions, it’s still important for families and singles, alike, to relax this summer season and venture away from our own yards. With the promise of many warm, sunny days on the horizon try to take advantage of approaching weekends and evenings to spend outside. In just a few short months I’ll be traveling to Cancun for a week-long excursion of swimming, hiking and sunbathing. However, there are still plenty of opportunities to squeeze in some rays and fresh air if you are unable to get away. Inquire about local opportunities and make a plan to fit them into your schedule, you’ll appreciate the chance to put daily tasks on pause and have some fun in the midst of them.


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06 FEATURES

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Dutch Craft Furniture: Custom Designed, Made to Order for Your Home ..................... 06 Local Amish CEO’s show business success is homegrown ................................................... 14 Furniture Heartland: Home Office .................. 26 Rolling Ridge Ranch: Where the White Buffalo Roam .................................................... 32 Last Word.......................................................... 43

Visitors’ Guide....................................................05 Calendar of Events............................................ 16 Amish Heartland Map ......................................20 Just Visiting: Amish Heartland’s Inns ............40

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IN EVERY ISSUE Editorial ...................................................................... 00 Recipes ................................................................30 Buggy Wheel......................................................45

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

For more information about advertising in Amish Heartland, contact Amanda Nixon, 330-287-1668.

ANTIQUES & ART Walnut Creek Antique Mall .....11

ATTRACTIONS Behalt/Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center ..........................05 Helping Hands Quilt Shop and Museum ................................28 Rolling Ridge Ranch..................10 Yoder’s Amish Home .................11

CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES Audrey’s Attic.............................37 Parsley Pot ...................................05 Sol’s Exchange ............................12 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts...13 World Crafts................................36

DINING & FOOD Boyd & Wurthmann ...................37 Guggisberg Cheese .....................28 Kauffman’s Country Bakery .....37 Miller’s Bakery ...........................29 2

Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen ..................10 Shisler’s Cheese House ..............12 Troyer’s Home Pantry ................36

FURNITURE & WOODWORKING Dutch Craft Furniture................37 Four Corners Furniture .............10 Green Acres Furniture...............27 Homestead Furniture .................27 Jake’s Handcrafted Oak ............05 Troyer Furniture .........................27 Walnut Creek Furniture ............27 Weavers Furniture ......................27

LAWN FURNITURE, STORAGE & GAZEBOS Country View Wicker .................11 Kauffman Lawn Furniture ........36

LODGING Berlin Grande Hotel ..................29 Berlin Village Inn .......................29 Blessings Lodge ..........................05

Cricket Hill Cabins .....................41 Guggisberg Swiss Inn .................41 Premier Carriage House Cottages ......................28/41 Scenic Hills RV Park ..................11 Sojourners Lodge & Log Cabin Suites.........................41

SHIPPING/PACKAGING PackShip USA ............................05

SHOPS & SUCH Amish Country Peddler .............28 Berlin Leather & Pets ................12 Carriage House ...........................37 Charm Harness & Boot .............12 Kiko’s Greenhouse .....................36 Main Street Bears .......................05 Pine Cone Gift Shop ..................29 RW Leather .................................29 Olivesburg General Store..........36


Orrville Farmers’ Market

When: June 7-Sept. 27 (Every Thursday); 3-6 p.m. Where: W. Market St. by the railroad tracks, downtown Orrville

(Immediately west of city parking lot; plenty of parking space available)

Would you like to: • Talk to the farmer who grew the food you put on your table? • Get free recipes and food preparation tips? • Be a vendor and turn your surplus garden produce, baking skills, and crafting abilities into COLD, HARD, CASH? Where else can you buy the finest quality food for your family and walk your dog at the same time? Where else can you support our local farmers and keep your hard-earned dollars circulating right here in your own community? Constantly changing variety of fresh locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables including strawberries, rhubarb, sweet corn, tomatoes, etc. The Orrville Farmers’ Market vendors will have any vegetables and fruits that are available in local gardens and farms. The Market also carries baked goods, hand-crafted items, meats, eggs, butter and cheese. There are six-eight different varieties of quick breads available as well as pastries and pies; hand-crafted items include: greeting cards, pottery, plant stands, jewelry, cookbooks and much more. We are the only farmers’ market in Ohio with a train that stops for us so the conductor and engineer can make purchases from our vendors. The Story Lady continues to be at the market to entertain children who come to visit. Kids can spend the afternoon playing with bubble soap, sidewalk chalk, a ball, puzzles, games, riddles and “critters” made out of vegetables; or create artwork or participate in other activities that the Story Lady will have planned for them while their parents shop. Vendors and products change on a weekly basis. Visitors are encouraged to attend the Orrville Farmers’ Market every week as no two Thursdays will be the same. Space for vendors is limited but still avaiable. If paid in advance, the cost is $4 per week for the whole season ($68/17 weeks) or spaces can be rented on a weekly basis at $6/week. Call Shelby Winning, market manager, 330-682-5041 for additional information and a contract. “Rhubarb is a metaphor for finding happiness in your own backyard.” AMISH HEARTLAND

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5th Annual

Cindy’s Cruise-In Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Berlin Registration: 3-5 p.m. Berlin School Parking Lot

Parade: 5:30-6 p.m. Car Show: 6-9 p.m. At Cindy’s Diner 4774 U.S. 62, Berlin It’s that time of year again! Come out to Berlin and enjoy the 5th Annual Cindy’s Cruise-In and car show. • Dash plaques provided to first 100 vehicles • ’50s music provided by Spikeman • $10 registration fee, proceeds to benefit Love Center • Food and ice cream available at Cindy’s Diner For more information visit www.cindysdinerberlin.com or call 330-893-3400.

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Dutch Craft Furniture Custom designed, made to order for your home By Katherine Ryder • Editor

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or the past four years Dutch Craft Furniture has been offering customer service and quality furniture as its top priority for locals and tourists, alike. Gary Yoder began the business with creativity and a keen sense of customer interaction. Yoder believes in the power of customer satisfaction and taking the extra steps to ensure it. With everything sold in the store being made from scratch, Yoder stresses that he really just wants people to understand the opportunities they can have at Dutch Craft Furniture in Berlin. “Something that I consider one of our greatest strengths is that we have a lot of variety set up in the store,” Yoder said. “We have different styles and colors for customers to choose from, but they can also design their own piece. People come in, pick what they want and we make it.” For that reason Dutch Craft Furniture strives to display a wide variety of options. However, if customers care to make revisions to an existing design, or completely design their own piece of furniture themselves, they are able to. “A lot of our pieces are influenced by our customers’ ideas,” Yoder said. “It’s 6


Photo Submitted Gary Yoder began the business with creativity and a keen sense of customer interaction. Yoder believes in the power of customer satisfaction and taking the extra steps to ensure it. For more information about Dutch Craft Furniture call 330-893-4041 or visit www.marketplaceohio.com/business/berlin/oh/dutch-craftfurniture for additional photos, business description and customer testimonials.

often split with our own base ideas and something they come up with.” Yoder has been in woodworking ever since he was out of school and has used his own creative ability in crafting existing

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Photo Submitted Dutch Craft Furniture is located at 4774 U.S. 62 in Berlin (corner of U.S. 39 and U.S. 62, next to Cindy’s Diner). Business hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information call 330-893-4041 or email DutchCraftFurniture@gmail.com. Also visit www.marketplaceohio.com/business/berlin/oh/dutchcraft-furniture for additional photos, business description and customer testimonials.

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experience at the same time. “You’re looking at that piece and saying ‘What if I wouldn’t have done that,’” Yoder said. Just part of what customers can expect when they purchase from Dutch Craft Furniture is the business’ inhome delivery policy. 50 percent of the business’ delivery is completed by two of Dutch Craft Furniture’s employees, while the other half is done by selfemployed deliverers. The individuals will deliver the piece and assemble it in-home, nationwide. Yoder views the in-home delivery as the final piece in a customer’s purchase and believes it should be handled with as much care and courtesy as everything else. The only thing the homeowner has to do is direct where they would like the piece placed once it is assembled. Dutch Craft Furniture has received great response from its delivery procedures. One customer testimonial reads: “As avid visitors to Amish country, we spent over 10 years looking for a place to

buy furniture, and more importantly, a person whom we could trust. We found that in Gary Yoder. He offers superb customer satisfaction and listens to the

When you go that extra step it is because the customer brought their business to you. They have trusted you and it’s your job to take care of them.

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needs and ideas of his customers. Gary correct a problem and the opportunity epitomizes what a store owner should for customers to design their furniture. be...trustworthy, kind and compelled As previously stated, Dutch Craft to provide his customers with the best Furniture has received great response quality and value. Would we recommend from customers contributing to the Gary Yoder and Dutch Craft Furniture? design of their furniture; however, Yoder You betcha!” said Kim and Jim Sabo. also acknowledges that sometimes “When you go that extra step it is problems arise in the process. because the customer brought their “I want to take care of the problem business to you,” Yoder said. “They have immediately,” Yoder said. “Sometimes trusted you and it’s your job to take care I feel businesses are looking to prove of them.” a customer wrong or postpone a With so much competition in the Amish confrontation and I’ve never been woodworking market, Yoder believes the that way. Nothing feels better than a real questions are directed toward him, customer who appreciates the services ‘What do we have that they need? What you are offering them and I want to do we have that others don’t? What am I maintain that relationship, even when doing to earn their business?’ there are problems.” According to Yoder, the customer Dutch Craft Furniture is located at 4774 will tell a business everything it needs U.S. 62 in Berlin (corner of U.S. 39 and to know. U.S. 62, next to Cindy’s Diner). Business “I believe in the product and I always hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. try to look at it from the customer’s For more information call 330-893-4041 point of view,” Yoder said. “You have or email DutchCraftFurniture@gmail. to tip your hat to the tough competitor com, also visit www.marketplaceohio. and say ‘We’ll do better next time.’” com/business/berlin/oh/dutch-craftYoder has learned while he’s been furniture for additional photos, business in sales that each customer should be description and customer testimonials. treated as an individual, based on their own specific needs. “We believe our customers are smart,” Yoder said. “It’s so much fun working with these people... they’re respectful and they appreciate the quality that we have to offer. I know that if we are consistently about the quality of our furniture, we will succeed in our volume and everything else.” Two traits that Yoder is particularly adamant Photo Submitted about – moments in the business, which he Just part of what customers can expect when they purchase from Dutch believes he has done Craft Furniture is the business’ home delivery policy. 50 percent of the bussiness’ delivery is completed by two of Dutch Craft Furniture’s well – are his ability to employees, while the other half is done by self-employed deliverers. AMISH HEARTLAND

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Local Amish CEO’s show business success is homegrown By Erik Wessner • Contributor

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raveling the backroads of the Holmes County Amish settlement, it’s hard to miss the signs of a thriving entrepreneurial community. Long known for their skills on the farm, in recent years Amish have opened small businesses by the bushel, easily recognized by simple signs proclaiming “No Sunday Sales.” There are an estimated 9.000 Amish-owned businesses in North America, many of them centered here in the country’s largest Amish settlement. Some of these firms employ up to 30 or more people, and have multi-million dollar annual sales. Furniture-making is the most dominant Amish industry in the area. Visitors find everything from the one-man hickory rocker shop to behemoths of the business such as furniture builders Homestead or Country View, both located near the hamlet of Mount Hope. Many Amish furniture makers ship their product coast-to-coast. Homebuilding and manufacturing are two other industries where Amish thrive. Pioneer Equipment in Wayne County is the leading horse-drawn equipment manufacturer in America, with a surprising 1/3 of its clientele non-Amish – often hobby farmers and horse enthusiasts. Amish construction crews travel to Cleveland and Columbus to work on jobs in upscale neighborhoods. While many businesses are oriented to a non-Amish clientele, some firms, such as buggy makers and plain clothing sellers, cater mainly to an Amish customer base. A few even operate in what one might consider “non-Amish” fields, such as accounting, auctioneering, or alternator and engine repair. WHAT ABOUT THE WOMEN? Amish females play key roles in the running of firms and sometimes operate their own businesses as well. Crafts, baking and quiltmaking are common businesses for Amish women. One local Amish woman runs an apple butter business with her husband. Women are an integral part of the home and 14


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Photo by Katherine Ryder Although it’s increasingly popular to run businesses outside the family farm, many Amish families still have crops or livestock as supplemental income.

business and are often closely consulted on business decisions by their spouses. While some farmers plow on in the community, Amish have been driven into business by a combination of large families and high land prices. While farming was the first choice of occupation a generation or two ago, more young men nowadays have their minds set on opening a shop or starting a construction crew than picking up a pitchfork. Because the Amish population doubles every 18 to 20 years, (and, as the Amish say, God isn’t making any more farmland) it’s likely that business will remain the most viable way for Amish to make a living at home. REMARKABLE SUCCESS Amish businesses have shown a fiveyear success rate above 90 percent – dwarfing the non-Amish rate of around 50 percent. Their entrepreneurial success has allowed them to support families which average seven children in size. Amish businesses are important for “Business” continued on page 38

Furnituremaking is the most dominant Amish industry in the area. Visitors find everything from the oneman hickory rocker shop to behemoths of the business...

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Full event listing for the month can be found online at www.amish-heartland.com!

1 First Friday Celebration

Where: Main Street in Downtown Coshocton This free event uses historic Main Street as the backdrop for musical entertainment, kids’ activities, an art show and sale, wonderful food, sidewalk sales and so much more. These diverse activities are planned to appeal to people of all ages. Free. For more information visit www.visitcoshocton.com or www.CoshoctonFirstFriday.com.

2 Kids’ Day on the Square

When: 1-4 p.m. Where: Downtown Wooster Lots of kids activities, animals, games, music and displays. For more information call 330262-6222 or visit www.mainstreetwooster.org.

Customer Appreciation Day at Guggisberg Cheese Where: Guggisberg Cheese; 5060 SR 557, Millersburg For more information call 330-893-2500 or visit www.babyswiss.com.

A Day of Enchantment: Fairy & Troll House Building When: Noon-4 p.m. Where: Clay Gardens; 588 W. Chestnut St. (SR 541 West), Coshocton Come discover the joy and magic of fairy and troll houses! Children will learn how to build their own fairy or troll house out of all natural materials on one of the garden’s

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majestic nature trails. Lots of other fun things to do as well including make-it/takeit crafts, costume contest and story time. Enchanting fun for boys and girls of all ages! The whole family will enjoy this festival that encourages imagination and outdoor play. For more information call 740-622-6524 or visit www.visitcoshocton.com.

2-Oct. 22 Downtown Wooster Farmers’ Market When: 8 a.m.-Noon Where: Downtown Wooster

3 5th Annual Cindy’s Cruisin’ Car Show Where: Cindy’s Diner; 4774 U.S. 62, Berlin For more information call 330-893-3400 or visit www.cindysdinerberlin.com.

6 Mt. Hope Weekly Livestock Auction

When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year-round. Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and buggies coming and going from the market. During


fair weather flea market vendors sell their wares on the outside. A large building also provides shelter for flea market vendors and shoppers. Flea market opens at 7 a.m., Hay Auction and Produce Auction begin at 10 a.m., Livestock Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Poultry Sale begins at 1 p.m. During the summer, small animals such as ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, etc. are sold. For more information call 330-674-6188 or visit www.mthopeauction.com.

7-9 Amish Country Quilt Show

When: Thursday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: Buckeye Event Center; 624 Henry St., Dalton Join us at the 11th annual Amish Country Quilt Show in the beauty of Ohio’s Amish Country! Enjoy a large vendor mall with sewing and quilting supplies including fabrics, patterns, notions and more to create your own quilts and other projects. You can also purchase beautiful finished quilts that will be available for sale. Interested in education? Attendees can choose from numerous classes taught by industry-leading educators. Plan on learning the latest quilting techniques, join in the Quilting Bee and don’t forget the Quilting Contest. You also won’t want to miss the Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop Quilt display – a favorite amongst all quilters. What better to do in Amish Country than spend three days surrounded by Quilting! The Amish Country Quilt Show is held at the Buckeye Event Center, just off Route 30 in Dalton, just 30 minutes from the heart of Amish country. For more information call 412-372-8130 or visit www. amishcountryquiltshow.com.

June 7-Sept. 27 Orrville Farmers’ Market

When: Every Thursday, 3-6 p.m. Where: W. Market St. by the Railroad tracks, downtown Orrville (Immediately west of city parking lot; plenty of parking space available) Where else can you buy the finest quality food for your family and walk your dog at the same time? Where else can you support your local farmers and keep your hardearned dollars circulating right here in your own community? Vendors and products change on a weekly basis. Visitors are encouraged to attend the Orrville Farmers’ Market every week as no two Thursdays will be the same. Space for vendors is limited but still available. If paid in advance, the cost is $4 per week for the whole season ($68/17 weeks) or spaces can be rented on a weekly basis at $6/week. Call Shelby Winning, market manager, 330-682-5041 for additional information and a contract.

7-Dec. 15 The Confession: A New Musical at Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek Where: Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek; 1357 Old Route 39, Sugarcreek Based on the novels by Beverly Lewis, The Confession is the captivating story of a young Amish woman who is caught in the middle of secrets and scandal, love lost and love found, and personal heartache and healing. Spend an evening in Amish AMISH HEARTLAND

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Country enjoying this family-friendly show at Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek. Visit Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek’s website or call the box office for more details.

8-9 American Cancer Society Relay for Life Wooster

When: Friday, 7 p.m.-Saturday, 1 p.m. Where: Wooster High School Overnight fundraiser and event benefiting cancer research, celebrating survivorship and remembering those who lost the battle. For more information call 330-264-5355 or visit www.relayforlife.org/wooster.

Mt. Eaton Days

When: Friday, all day; Saturday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Village of Mt. Eaton

8-10 31st Annual Frontier Power Hot Air Balloon Festival

Where: Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Ave., Coshocton This is the longest running balloon festival in Ohio, with over 25 hot air balloons filling the skies. Musical entertainment, carnival rides, festive foods and crafters are just a few of the items lined up at this annual festival. Not to mention the balloons. Free Admission. For more information call 740-622-5411 or visit www.visitcoshocton.com.

9 Dalton Community Historical Society Strawberry Festival

When: 4-7 p.m. Where: Dalton Village Park Fresh strawberries, ice cream, sandwiches

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and live musical entertainment. South Mill Street in Dalton.

9-10 Quailcrest Farm Spring Garden Fair

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Quailcrest Farm Over 45 garden related artists and craftsmen, food and music set in the beautiful Quailcrest Gardens! $2 per car; for more information call 330-345-6722 or visit www. quailcrest.com.

Pink Days

When: TBA Where: Deborah’s Garden Market A special day for a special cause. Bring your friends to enjoy great deals, giveaways, food and drink. For more information call 330-601-1027 or visit www. deborahsgardenmarket.com.

13 Mt. Hope Weekly Livestock Auction

When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year-round. Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and buggies coming and going from the market. During fair weather flea market vendors sell their wares on the outside. A large building also provides shelter for flea market vendors and shoppers. Flea market opens at 7 a.m., Hay Auction and Produce Auction begin at 10 a.m., Livestock Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Poultry Sale begins at 1 p.m. During the summer, small animals such as ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, etc. are sold. For more information call 330-674-6188 or visit www.mthopeauction.com.


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Hartzler’s Music Night

Mt. Hope Weekly Livestock Auction

When: 7 p.m. Where: Hartzler Family Dairy & Ice Cream Shoppe Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the evening outside listening to local musicians – weather permitting. For more information call 330-3458190 or visit www.hartzlerfamilydairy.com.

20 Mt. Hope Weekly Livestock Auction

When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year-round. Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and buggies coming and going from the market. During fair weather flea market vendors sell their wares on the outside. A large building also provides shelter for flea market vendors and shoppers. Flea market opens at 7 a.m., Hay Auction and Produce Auction begin at 10 a.m., Livestock Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Poultry Sale begins at 1 p.m. During the summer, small animals such as ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, etc. are sold. For more information call 330-674-6188 or visit www.mthopeauction.com.

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When: 5-8 p.m. Where: Downtown Wooster For more information visit www. mainstreetwooster.org.

When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year-round. Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and buggies coming and going from the market. During fair weather flea market vendors sell their wares on the outside. A large building also provides shelter for flea market vendors and shoppers. Flea market opens at 7 a.m., Hay Auction and Produce Auction begin at 10 a.m., Livestock Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Poultry Sale begins at 1 p.m. During the summer, small animals such as ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, etc. are sold. For more information call 330-674-6188 or visit www.mthopeauction.com.

28-July 1 Ashland Balloon Fest

Where: Freer Field, Ashland Feel the excitement and splendor of bold, colorful hot air balloons as they tower over you, then magically rise and soar away! BalloonFest promises to be an outing with the entire family in mind. Everyone will enjoy the colorful Ashland skies as the hot air balloons fill the air for this memorable weekend. For more information visit www. ashlandballoonfest.com.

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3 Behalt/ Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center 5798 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5671534º -81.7815958º)

17 Guggisberg Cheese 5060 SR 557, Millersburg (Charm) (40.5246103º -81.8043815º)

20 Helping Hands Quilt Shop & Museum 4826 E. Main St., Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5615638º -81.7961283º)

9 Boyd & Wurthmann

27 Miller’s Bakery

39 Shisler’s Cheese House

4819 E. Main St., Berlin (40.561531º -81.7957431º)

4280 TR 356, Millersburg (40.5308237º -81.8118837º)

55 Kidron Rd., Orrville (40.796565º -81.746371º)

23 Kauffman’s

28 Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen

44 Troyer’s Home Pantry

8101 SR 241, Fredericksburg (40.6241479º -81.7915683º)

668 W. Main St., Apple Creek (40.7554854º -81.8442625º)

4 Berlin Grande Hotel

18 Guggisberg Swiss Inn

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4787 TR 336, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5594623º -81.8910436º)

5025 SR 557, Millersburg (40.5229551º -81.8039052º)

45 Uncle Tom’s Cabin

7 Berlin Village Inn

34 Premier Carriage

Country Bakery 6013 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5738493º -81.781379º)

5135 SR 39, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5597161º -81.80692º)

House Cottages 6291 CR 203, Millersburg (40.573123º -81.847810)

8 Blessings Lodge 5174 TR 359, Millersburg (40.5644642º -81.8078983º)

38 Scenic Hills RV Park 4483 TR 367, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5513798º -81.7821696º)

13 Cricket Hill Cabins 5631 TR 351, Millersburg (40.5646509º -81.8497804º)

40 Sojourner's Lodge & Log Cabin Suites 2156 Durstine Rd., Dundee

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1 Amish Country Peddler 3239 SR 39, Walnut Creek (40.5451448º -81.7386129º)

2 Audrey’s Attic 147 N. Main St., Orrville (40.841048º -81.764447º)

5 Berlin Leather & Pets 4774 US Route 62, Millersburg (40.5613792º -81.7939588º)

6 Berlin Village Gift Barn 4757 SR 39, Millersburg (40.841048º -81.764447º)

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22 Jake's Handcrafted Oak 8239 TR 562, Holmesville (40.659197º -81.918054º)

24 Kauffman Lawn Furniture 4540 US 62, Millersburg (40.5690155º -81.7849802º)

25 Kiko's Greenhouse 15579 Lincoln Way West, Dalton (40.7986495º -81.6467745º)

26 Main Street Bears 225 N. Main St., Navarre (40.7225129º -81.5224304º)

29 Ole Mill Furniture

13155 Salt Creek Rd., Fredericksburg (40.674842º -81.7821696º)

41 Sol’s Exchange 4914 W. Main St., Berlin (40.5617104º -81.7991439º)

42 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts 2131 SR 39, Sugarcreek (40.5172712º -81.6999655º)

43 Troyer’s Furniture 985 W. Main St., Sugarcreek (40.5110001º -81.6529587º)

46 Walnut Creek Antique Mall

4422 SR 557, Millersburg (40.505882º -81.78427º)

4872 McKinley Place Dr., Walnut Creek (40.5404832º -81.7202957º)

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30 Olivesburg General Store

47 Walnut Creek Furniture

4432 CR 70, Charm (40.506574º -81.784203º)

4778 SR 545, Ashland (40.886183º -82.426688º)

3473 Ohio 39, Walnut Creek (40.5463267º -81.7477899º)

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31 Packship USA

48 Weaver’s Furniture

2701 SR 557, Baltic (40.841048º -81.764447º)

1347 N. Main St., Orrville (40.856341º -81.764703º)

7011 Old Route 39 NW, Sugarcreek (40.5083119º -81.5935609º)

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32 Parsley Pot

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697 CR 1302, Ashland (40.8768762º -82.2596821º)

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2877 Kidron Rd., Kidron (40.7653453º -81.7452453º)

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2810 Armstrong Rd., Wooster (40.8977379º -81.991655º)

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4972 E. Main St., Berlin (40.5617802º -81.8012863º)

4415 CR 114, Sugarcreek (40.5287643º -81.7257082º)

21 Homestead Furniture

37 Salt Creek Bedding

3213 SR 39, between Walnut Creek and Berlin (40.5450908º -81.7383975º)

49 World Crafts 13100 Emerson Rd., Kidron (40.7412134º -81.7450194º)

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20 Helping Hands Quilt Shop & Museum 4826 E. Main St., Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5615638º -81.7961283º)

45 Uncle Tom’s Cabin 3515 CR 168, Millersburg (40.573412º -81.74763º)

7 Berlin Village Inn 5135 SR 39, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5597161º -81.80692º)

38 Scenic Hills RV Park 4642 TR 367, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5513798º -81.7821696º)

13 Cricket Hill Cabins 5631 TR 351, Millersburg (40.5646509º -81.8497804º)

5 Berlin Leather & Pets 4774 US Route 62, Millersburg (40.5613792º -81.7939588º)

6 Berlin Village Gift Barn 4757 SR 39, Millersburg (40.841048º -81.764447º)

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Rolling Ridge Ranch Where the White Buffalo Roam By Katherine Ryder • Editor

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the wagon. Guests are also able to take the tour in their own car, but will not be able to feed the animals if they do so. Afterward visitors are encouraged to visit the large petting zoo and relax in the picnic area next to the gift shop. This year Mast his looking into building a concession stand so guests won’t need to pack their lunches if they get hungry throughout the day. “The best thing has been our ability to grow from 200 animals,” Mast said. “We’ve been able to add something new every year.” Mast and his staff have met people from all over the world, many who have AMISH HEARTLAND

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made Rolling Ridge Ranch a must-stop during their annual visit to Amish country. “I think we’re well-received in the community,” Mast said. “Our visitors seem to enjoy what we have to offer. And we help with the local economy.” Visitors who come to the Berlin area are coming for more than a trip to a restaurant, a simple shopping excursion or something fun to do. They’re coming for all of that and much more. Not only do visitors want to experience the home-style cooking, local bed and breakfasts, handcrafted furniture, but they want to keep in touch with a simpler way of living and the serenity that Holmes County has to offer. “I think we all compliment each other well,” Mast said. This year Mast has introduced three new attractions to the Rolling Ridge family – White Buffalo. According to Mast, White Buffalo are a very rare entity and they are not easy to find. He also believes that the newcomers will draw a lot of attention in the upcoming season. White Buffalo is an American bison, as buffalos are normally brown in color; white buffalo can result from one of several physical conditions: They may be leucistic, with white fur but blue eyes, instead of the pink seen in albinos; they may have a rare genetic condition which causes a buffalo to be born white, but to become brown within a year or two as it matures; they may be albinos, 34


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don’t require you to ride a horse-and-buggy. A SHARED WORK ETHIC Let’s clear one thing up first. Amish don’t love every job. You’ll still hear the occasional grumble at getting up at 4 a.m. to milk the cows or to get an order of furniture out the door. On the whole, the Amish perception of work may be a bit different from what non-Amish are used to. As local gazebo maker Ruben Detweiler explained it, the chance to work is rewarding – a gift, even. “I got two hands, I’m healthy and I love getting up in the morning knowing I got a job to go to,” he explained. “That is a blessing in itself.” Detweiler’s attitude to work helps a lot. A positive attitude to work makes the job go faster. When you enjoy what you do, you tend to get better results. HUMBLE LEADERSHIP Humility guides the Amish manager’s Photo by Katherine Ryder approach. Anyone used to a job were they’ve had to do all the dirty work, the Amish another reason – they allow the father to approach tends to be different. work at home with the family, replicating “I’d never ask an employee to do the at-home dynamic of the farm. something I’m not willing to do,” is a Working with their children, parents statement often heard from an Amish boss. can pass along a solid work ethic, as A humble leader will take the time to well as values of honesty, frugality, and join his employees and even do the “dirty cooperation that have helped Amish work” from time to time. Many Amish society prosper. bosses are full-time workers themselves There are a number of reasons for in the shop or on the construction crew. Amish business success, most of which 38


I got two hands, I’m healthy and I love getting up in the morning knowing I got a job to go to. That is a blessing in itself. Working so closely with the boss causes workers to respect them, and better appreciate company goals. FAMILY FIRST In Amish society, home and business are intertwined. Upon visiting home enterprises of the area, you’ll notice the children are often involved in some way. Amish wouldn’t have it otherwise. Work is a way to teach children skills and values that have carried Amish society for generations. An Amish child of just five or six will often have a small task – tending animals or sweeping up in a shop, for example. As children get older, they’ll handle more difficult tasks, until graduating from school after eighth grade. Amish children are granted an exemption from schooling past age 14 in most states, thanks to a Supreme Court decision (and if you ask them, you’ll find most are excited to be done by then). By the time he’s in his mid to late teens, a male Amish youth may be working full-time at a business and may even have some management duties. Amish females work out as well, often as waitresses, babysitters or hired help. For women, this typically ends at marriage or at the birth of the first child. Amish business owners also stress getting spouses involved. Many Amish wives take care of a business’ accounting, or contribute raw labor when time is tight. In a few cases, roles are reversed – with a husband even working in his wife’s company. Above all, Amish stress the importance of keeping the family together, and they

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know that family and business go handin-hand. “If you’re gonna be unhappy at home, you’re gonna be unhappy at work, too,” explained one furniture maker. “That’s just the way it is. Whatever’s inside your heart’s gonna come out.” AN EMPHASIS ON QUALITY Most buyers of Amish products agree on one thing: the quality. Whether it’s the finish on a bedroom set or a freshbaked pie, Amish pour their full effort into what they make. Amish bishop and furniture maker Menno Graber explained the simple reason why: it’s the right thing to do. When it comes to cutting corners, he acknowledged that “some people (think), ‘Well, this won’t hurt, they won’t see it.’...Well, then, if you buy it, would you want it that way?” When it comes to the Amish business story, we’ve only scratched the surface. But one thing is for certain: the Amish aren’t reinventing the wheel when it comes to business. Sticking to commonsense principles and time-proven values has been a winning business formula for Amish in Ohio and in other communities across the nation. Erik Wesner is an Amish researcher and writes the Amish America blog at www.amishamerica.com. Find out more about Amish business in Erik’s new book, Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, in local shops or online at www. amishbusinessbook.com. This story was first printed in the May 2010 issue of Amish Heartland.

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Photo Scavenger Hunt Congratulations to Darrell W. McKay from Sugarcreek, Ohio who correctly identified all three photos on Wednesday, May 2. Darrell will receive two certificates for guided horse back riding sessions from Guggisberg Swiss Inn and Amish Country Riding Stables, located north of Charm, Ohio. 1: Covered bridge in Walnut Creek; found just to the west of Walnut Creek Cheese store and before hill leading up to the village. 2: Pedestrian bridge in Sugarcreek; found over a creek on E. Main St. and near the IGA store. 3: Side of the Behalt/Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin.

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2 3 Spectrum Publications • 212 E. Liberty St. • Wooster, Ohio 446691 or via email, kryder@the-daily-record.com. In last month’s issue of Amish Heartland Paul Miller was identified as the owner of Behalt/Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center. Miller is the executive director.

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“Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety, and the quiet mind. Spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies. Bless us, if it may be, in all our innocent endeavours. If it may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we may be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temparate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune, and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving to one another.” – Robert Louis Stevenson Photo taken by Katherine Ryder at GuggisbergAMISH Swiss Inn in Charm, Ohio. HEARTLAND 43


Mailbag When we ask people what their favorite part of the Amish Heartland is, we get comments on our magazine and the places we write about. Here is what some of them have to say this month:

have a favorite part. I like “ Ithedon’tfood,really shopping, scenery and people! ”

-HELEN VON ALMEN, LIMA

“ Going to visit different places.”

-DONA LANGE, NAVARRE

have beautiful land and scenery “ You and people. I really enjoy your Amish Heartland. I come out to Amish country

were in Amish Country a few weeks every chance I get. Everything is so nice “ We ago and passed two weddings and could and clean and I enjoy all the shops and not believe the sign for Dandelion Gravy. ” good produce and very fresh eggs.” – I really like craft things “ Everything the best. love Amish Country and enjoy “ We ” the friendliness of all the people. Great country roads, you can see the farmers and enjoy the beautiful farms. The shopping , the scenic drive, the peace “ of tranquility; just about everything. What working Thanks for a wonderful book. ” a great place to get away to for a day or two or more... ” “ The stories and the beautiful pictures.” about Amish Heartland is “ Everything great – the Amish culture, their religion, We come to the Amish Country often. We their neat homes and family. We come to “ always pick up your magazine...love the Holmes County often. articles on the Amish way of living. ” ” -LINDA FOLTZ, FINDLAY

-BETTY VIDMAR, HOPEDALE

-MELISSA GREENBANK, ASHLAND

-GEORGE GRAEF, JAMESTOWN

-LINDA QUINN, OTTAWA

-DEANA DAVIS, ZANESVILLE

-CONNIE GREENE, LANCASTER

-ROSEMARY VESTAL, BOWLING GREEN

SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST Amish Heartland is having a summer photo contest. For the upcoming season put your photography skills to work and capture the beauty that is only found in our Amish country. Contestants can submit as many photos as they want. The deadline for the Summer Photo Contest is SEPT. 1, 2012. The top three winners will be announced in the October issue of Amish Heartland. Winners will receive a 6-month subscription to Amish Heartland and a gift from one of our local retailers. Send photos to Amish Heartland, 212 E. Liberty St., Wooster or via e-mail to kryder@the-daily-record.com. 44


Don’t n’’t miss a single issue of Amish Heartland 1 Yr. Subscription = $18 2 Yr. Subscription = $30 Order your subscription by sending your name, address, phone number and check (made out to Spectrum Publications) to Amish Heartland, 212 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691.

Find the Buggy Wheel Rules for entry: Somewhere in this issue you’ll find a buggy wheel, just like the one below. It may be tucked in an ad, in a picture or placed somewhere else on a page. It won’t be just any buggy wheel, but just like one of the wheels at the right. Clip the entry form below and mail it to: Amish Heartland Puzzle, 212 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691; Entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2012. One randomly selected winner with the correct answer will receive a six-month subscription to Amish Heartland. In last month's issue the buggy wheel was hidden on page 34.

I FOUND THE BUGGY WHEEL ON PAGE ____________ NAME: __________________________________________________ ADDRESS:_________________________________________________ PHONE:________________________________ MY FAVORITE PART OF AMISH HEARTLAND: ____________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________


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