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Lodging

Crafts & Collectibles

Outdoor Specialty

Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center...........................................11 Guggisberg Cheese Factory......................................................20 Old Eli Model Train Exhibit.......................................................24 P. Graham Dunn.....................................................................02 Parsley Pot.. ...........................................................................31 Purpose Shop, The..................................................................25 Sol’s in Berlin.........................................................................08 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts ....................................................37 World Crafts.. ........................................................................09

Dining & Food

Kauffman’s Country Bakery.. ......................................................09 Miller’s Bakery.. ......................................................................12 Sugar Valley Meats ................................................................24 Troyer’s Home Pantry...............................................................19 Winesburg Dariette.................................................................15 Winesburg Meats ..................................................................15

F u r n i t u r e & Wo o d w o r k i n g

Alpine Cabinets.. ....................................................................15 Eastwood Furniture..................................................................21 Homestead Furniture.................................................... Back Cover Jake’s Handcrafted Oak.. ..........................................................13 Maysville Furniture.. .................................................................05 Miller’s Hickory Rockers.. ..........................................................15 Schlabach Furniture.................................................................05 Yoder’s Oak & Cherry..............................................................31

Donna’s Premier Lodging.. .........................................................33 Holmes With A View...............................................................33 Scenic Hills RV Park.. ...............................................................33 White Tail Ridge Lodge............................................................33 Alpine Structures.....................................................................14 Kauffman Lawn Furniture ..........................................................23 Country View Wicker . ............................................................07 Mt. Hope Fence.....................................................................07 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts ................................Back Inside Cover Twin Oaks Barns.. ...................................................................15

Shops & Such

Berlin Leather & Pets................................................................30 Carlisle Fabric & Quilts............................................................25 Charm Harness & Boot.. ...........................................................16 Commercial Kitchens.. ..............................................................15 Erb's Stove Center.. .................................................................34 Fairview Country Sales.. ...........................................................14 Gospel Book Store..................................................................03 Harvest Thrift Store..................................................................24 Hershberger Country Store........................................................21 House of Lace & Primitive Curtains.. ............................................28 Kiko’s Greenhouse.. .................................................................20 L-n-M Bike Shop.. ....................................................................05 Maysville Elevator...................................................................05 Maysville Harness Shop...........................................................04 Miller’s Gun Supply.................................................................24 Mt. Hope Harness.. .................................................................29 The Peddler.......................................................Front Inside Cover Pleasant Valley Poultry.. ............................................................07 Sunrise Supply.. ......................................................................15 Yoder Bargain Store................................................................06 Salt Creek Produce.. ................................................................05

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The Ebb Tide By BEVERLY LEWIS

Reviewed by AMANDA NIXON Amish Heartland Contributor

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his was another spectacular stand alone book by Beverly Lewis! In this tale, Sallie Riehl is a young Amish girl with a “bad case of itchy feet.” Her feet are not satisfied staying put in her Paradise Township home. She has a dreamer’s heart for wanting to see the world. Since she was a young girl, she has been saving her pennies to take an extended trip to Australia to see the Great Barrier Reef. Sallie feels that once she satisfies her interest in far away places with this trip, she will finally be able to settle down and get baptized and join the faith. When something comes up close to home and Sallie’s Australia trip is no longer a possibility, she is disappointed. Her disappointment is quickly resolved when she gets an unexpected summer opportunity to be a nanny at Cape May in New Jersey. Could there be a better way to end her rumspringa? Cape May proves to be exactly what Sallie has always wanted. While there, she meets a young Mennonite man, Kevin, who also has a desire to travel and see the world. Has Sallie been too rash in her promises to return and settle down? Will she find her heart’s

desire in another world or will her Plain Community be exactly what her heart needs? I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Beverly Lewis does a fine job of story telling!

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MAYSVILLE DAYS

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–ENJOYING THE RVING COMMUNITY– At Scenic Hills

Story & photos by EMILY RUMES Amish Heartland Writer WHEN THEY aren't helping out at the local volunteer fire department or traveling to Papua New Guinea for missions work, Sam and Mary Hershberger are the owners of Scenic Hills RV Park just one mile from Berlin, Ohio. Right in the heart of Amish Country, this park began as an idea in 1987 when Sam and Mary saw that the property across from Hiland High School was for sale. They had taken a trip to Florida back in 1969, renting

an RV, and it was on this trip that Sam saw how well he liked traveling and interacting with the friendly “RVing” community. “You could almost say we are our own community,” said Sam of the RVing family. “RVers are a group of people that work together very well.” Scenic Hills RV Park opened in 1990 and sits on 30 acres, with beautiful views of country hills and valleys all around, just off of Township Road 367. Originally, the park started with 15 full hook-up sites for RVs. Today there are 112 full hook-up sites for self-contained RVs, six of which are "Super Sites." NordicWare Waffler #15046

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"You could almost say we are our own community. RVers are a group of people that work together very well.” – SAM HERSHBERGER

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LEFT: Scenic Hills RV Park embraces the Amish Country surrounding. RIGHT: Plenty of trees, wildlife, and gazeebos give the property a quiet, secluded feel.

The RV park has many convenient amenities to suit campers needs. Campsites offer 30 and 50 amp, electric, water, and sewer on all sites. The average site width is 35 feet; Wi-Fi is free throughout the park; a central phone is available for use; a dump station is on site; fire rings and picnic tables are on every site for use by campers and firewood is available for free when the RV park has it on hand. Super Sites provide campers with a few extra amenities such as patios and extra space for larger units. Sam and Mary have gotten to know many repeat customers, coming back every year for the shopping

• Pergolas, Pavilions & Gazebos • Vinyl Fence & Railing

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and restaurants in the area, and to reconnect with longtime friends they've made over the years. "Lots of people come in for their favorite local events and schedule their reservations in advance for the next year," said Hershberger. Being located just minutes from some of the best Amish shopping around, Scenic Hills is a great home base for all the attractions in the area. "We encourage campers to bring coolers and load them up with plenty of meat and cheese while they're here," said Sam. Troyer's Country Market is just up the road (practically within walking distance from the park). The average camper will stay for 3-5 days and the park usually has a 70 percent occupancy rate in the summer time. It's best to plan a reservation ahead of time due to the amount of campers coming each year. One of the busiest times of the year is around Charm Days, which takes place the first weekend in October. Most guests will book their spots for Charm Days a year in advance. The East Holmes Firemen's Festival is another popular event coming up in July. "We are just close enough to town, but yet secluded from the busy State Route," said Hershberger. "Lots of people tell us they love the peace and quiet more than anything."

Amish Craft Show June 17th

Sol’s in Berlin

An outdoor show featuring exclusively local Amish made goods

OHIO’S LARGEST ARTS & CRAFTS MALL Featuring 350 Crafters in 3 Side by Side Stores

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"We are just close enough to town, but yet secluded from the busy State Route," said Hershberger. "Lots of people tell us they love the peace and quiet more than anything." – SAM HERSHBERGER

Scenic Hills RV Park Owner

The park is open from April 1st to November 1st and during the off season, Sam and Mary help support a mission school in the jungle in Papua New Guinea, which they've been traveling to since 1990. It's important to note that Scenic Hills accepts cash or checks only for payment, luckily there are plenty of ATMs in the area – plus you can call ahead and make your reservation over the phone, and then mail in your payment ahead of time. Scenic Hills RV Park is located at 4483 TR 367 in Berlin. For more information call 330-893-3607 or visit www.scenichillsrvpark.com.

Visit us this Summer! One of the Largest Bakeries in Amish Country

Open • 9:30 - 5:00 • Mon - Sat

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AMISH WOMEN'S C OVERINGS Story by Executive Director

M A RC U S YODE R Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center

A wall-display of various Amish women’s coverings and bonnets illustrates the variety of materials, colors & styles that define each group.

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s a child of the Holmes County Amish community, I have deep and abiding memories of my grandmother’s kitchen. In this cheery, warm room my Grandma bustled about preparing meals for her twelve children and any visitors or family that happened to be there at mealtime. My grandmother was a short, stout lady who seemed, at least to her young grandson, to always be ready to feed, hold, and take time for her children and grandchildren. In my memory, she is often tugging stray wisps of her hair under her white, bonnet-style, Amish covering. Why did she wear this head-covering and why do the Amish and some of the Mennonites still embrace the practice that began in Europe? As an Amish woman, my grandmother did not cut her hair, and put it up into a bun every morning and wore her covering and bonnet in both the home and in public life. She had been taught according to the scripture in I Corinthians, chapter 11 that said women should wear their hair veiled and she faithfully followed this admonition. Sometimes when she was cleaning, milking, or doing some particularly dirty work she would wear a scarf or kerchief tied over her hair. While Grandma may not have been able to articulate why she wore her covering she was following centuries old traditions each time she covered her hair. Up until the modern-era it was acceptable for women in most Christian circles to wear a hat, or some form of 10

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covering to any worship service. This practice derived from the early church practice of women covering their hair with veils during the worship services. By the Reformation the bonnet style covering was in use in German and northern European areas as the acceptable practice for women. The Amish and Mennonites brought the practice to the new World and the Amish continued the practice to modern times. One question our staff is often asked is: “What is the difference between the white and black caps?” In the local community, a married Amish woman’s covering is always white. School age girls in the Old Order groups frequently wear a black cap for work or school simply because those are easier to keep clean. When dressing up or going to social functions other than church, school age girls frequently wear a white covering. Graduating from school at age 14 or 15 generally means switching to a white covering for daily wear. The black covering for daily wear has disappeared from the New Order Amish groups. Unmarried girls in both New and Old Order groups wear a black satin covering to attend church services. At a wedding, the bride will wear her black satin covering for the last time, replacing it with a white one after the wedding ceremony is over. An older single girl will wear a white covering to church once she decides she is going to drop out of the youth group and sit with the married women. Another frequently asked question is about the ties


As with many things that the Amish do, wear, and practice, the covering and bonnet have much more history than one realizes. or strings on coverings. Despite popular theory that the strings being tied or loose denotes marital status, it’s largely just a matter of personal preference. Coverings made for formal occasions are usually made with two ties but some young girls make them with just one continuous loop. The ties are often worn over the shoulders to keep them out of the way. So, what keeps the coverings on if they are not tied? Some women use bobby-pins or straight-pins to keep their coverings on, but many use a small strip of double-sided Scotch tape. It’s the perfect tape for the job, sticky enough to keep the covering stuck to the hair, but not sticky enough to be hard to remove or leave residue. My Grandmother also often wore a larger black bonnet over her regular white cap when she went to church, or on more formal visits away from the home. The same style of bonnet is worn by Amish, Old Order Mennonite, River Brethren, and German Baptist groups. A bonnet is worn on top of the covering or cap. In more conservative Amish groups, a woman wears a bonnet anytime she is going away from home. In some groups, such as the Andy Weaver Amish, the bonnet is worn by baptized girls and women anytime they go away from home, but young girls who have not yet been baptized are not expected to wear a bonnet other than to formal occasions. The Old Order Amish here in Holmes County wear a bonnet for formal occasions, but for informal wear, it is largely up to the individual. In cooler weather, many Old Order women and girls just wear a wool scarf tied over their covering for informal wear. Amongst the New Order Amish, the bonnet is worn only to attend worship services. As with many things that the Amish do, wear, and practice, the covering and bonnet have much more history than one realizes. Here at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center we have created a large wall-display of various coverings and bonnets that help those less familiar to understand the Amish women’s covering and the variety of materials, colors and styles that define each group. My grandmother was merely following the ways she was taught by her mother and

the church and community that made up her life. This was not a trial or a punishment, rather, it was a way for her to identify to the world to which she belonged. To see the display of coverings or if you wish to learn more about the Amish, or their place in history, plan a visit the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. The Center offers guided tours of "Behalt" - a 10 ft. x 265 ft. cyclorama oil-on-canvas painting that illustrates the heritage of the Amish and Mennonite people from their Anabaptist beginnings in Zurich, Switzerland, to the present day. Behalt means “to keep” or “remember.” The Center is open Mon-Sat 9:00-5:00 and is located near Berlin, OH at 5798 County Road 77, Millersburg, OH 44654. Please call (330) 893-3192 for more information or to schedule a group tour. Marcus Yoder was born to an Amish family in the heart of Amish Country. His family later moved to the Mennonite Church where Marcus takes an active role in preaching, teaching and writing. He is the Executive Director of the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. In his thirties he decided to return to school and has a BA in History from The Ohio State University and a MA from Yale. He enjoys reading and writing and spending time with his wife, Norita.

Begin your visit to Amish Country by learning more about Amish/Mennonite life and culture.

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THE 27TH ANNUAL SUGARCREEK FABULOUS 50'S FLING

The Fling takes place the second weekend in June, rain or shine, and has entertained and drawn thousands of those who enjoy classic cars, great music, live entertainment, and amazing food. This year, food will be provided by local non-profit organizations. www.Fab50sFling.com

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AMISH CRAFT SHOW AT SOL'S

Where: Sol's in Berlin, 4914 West Main St., Berlin Everything at the Show is 100% Locally Amish Crafted! 330-893-3134

21 – 24

MAYSVILLE DAYS

A celebration of the Maysville community with sales, bargains, and food from local vendors.

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MOO FEST

Where: Berlin, OH Celebrating Ohio Dairy Farmers! Where would we be without our farmers and more specifically our dairy farmers? www.HeartofAmishCountry.com

JULY 1

Brand New! BAGELS 5 Varieties

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PIES JAMS & JELLIES COOKIES • DONUTS CANDIES • PASTA CRAFTS & MORE!

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330-893-3002

4280 TR 356, Millersburg OH 44654 Hours: Mon. - Sat. 7am-5pm • Closed Sundays June

CRIPPLED CHILDREN'S BENEFIT SALE

Where: Kidron Auction Grounds This auction will benefit children with medical needs. Furniture, horses, buggies and approximately 100 locally-made quilts will be auctioned off. Other sale items include crafts, collectibles, lawn furniture, harnesses and lots of furniture. Lots of food and fellowship! 800-589-9749 | www.KidronAuction.com/events

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THUNDER OVER HOLMES COUNTY

Where: Historic Downtown Millersburg Join us for an Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration! We specialize in outdoor entertainment and children's play area! Our spectacular fireworks display will go off at dusk on July 1st! Food, fun and entertainment, everything to make visit something you will remember for years to come! 330-674-2412 | www.HistoricDowntownMillersburg.com


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COOKBOOK EXTRAVAGANZA AT GOSPEL BOOKSTORE

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Where: 4900 Oak Street, Berlin Great food & family fun! Cookbook authors will be here with samples of food & drinks from their cookbooks. Sample food, chat with authors, and vote for your favorite to help us crown a winner. 330-893-2523

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SHREVE FEST

When: 07/14: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., 07/15: All Daya Where: Downtown Shreve The Village of Shreve invites you to their annual homecoming festival with fair type concessions, free entertainment, salute to the troops on Friday night and a great fireworks display on Saturday evening. 330-749-7010 | www.ShreveOhio.com

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THE 33RD ANNUAL GREAT MOHICAN POW-WOW

Where: Mohican Reservation Campgrounds & Canoeing 23270 Wally Rd, Loudonville Pow-wow time is the Native American people's way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing and visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones. Events and activities include tomahawk throwing, dance and drum competition, fire starting, story telling, foods, craftsmen, artisans and more. 800-766-2267 | www.MohicanPowWow.com

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THE 17TH ANNUAL DOUGHTY VALLEY STEAM DAYS

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Where: 5023 SR 557 (follow signs) Between Berlin and Charm The reunion of antique farm machinery collectors is set in the picturesque rolling farmland at the heart of Ohio's Amish country. See steam tractors, prairie tractors and antique gas engines in action all day long. 330-763-0303

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heartland destination –WINESBURG– WINESBURG FALL GATHERING Saturday, September 16th 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Winesburg, Ohio Contact Number: 330-893-2173

Winesburg's Annual Fall Gathering features a full day of food, music and craft vendors located throughout the village. At approximately 2 p.m. the annual auction begins with quality Amish Furniture, crafts, occasion baskets and more. All items are donated by local artisans. Free admission and free parking - plan on enjoying the beginning of fall in Winesburg this year! As local events are added to the Winesburg calendar for spring and summer, you can find them online at www.winesburgoh.com

RESTRUCTURE YOUR BACKYARD

Shed Kits • Storage Buildings • Chicken Coops r Come visit ou display showroom & scenic lot just off of 62 in State Route ! Amish Country

330.359.5708 • 800.359.7522 4.5 miles East of Berlin 1.5 miles West of Winesburg on US 62 Monday-Friday 7-5, Saturday 9-2

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“Meats From The Amish Country” 2181 US Rt. 62, Box 202 Winesburg, Ohio 44690 Phone (330) 359-5092

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New & Used Restaurant and Bakery Equipment

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around the heartlandd TR = Township Road

SR = State Route

CR = County Road

US = US Route

Includes GPS coordinates

– AT T R A C T I O N S – 3 Behalt/Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center 5798 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin)

22 J.M. Smucker Company Store & Cafe 333 Wadsworth Rd., Orrville

33 Guggisberg Cheese 5060 SR 557, Millersburg (Charm)

23 French Ridge Vineyards 2586 Twp. Rd. 34, Killbuck

(40.5671534° -81.7815958°)

(40.5246103° -81.8043815°)

(40.802762° -81.763000°)

(40.489285°, -82.086755°)

–DINING & FOOD– 57 Kauffman’s Country Bakery 6013 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin)

(40.5738493° -81.781379°)

31 Miller’s Bakery 4280 TR 356, Millersburg (Berlin)

(40.5308237° -81.8118837°)

60 Troyer’s Home Pantry 668 W. Main St., Apple Creek

(40.7554854° -81.8442625°)

–LODGING & CAMPING– 55 Donna’s Premier Lodging 5523 East Street, Berlin

40 Scenic Hills RV Park 4483 TR 367 NE, Millersburg (Berlin)

56 Holmes with a View 3672 TR 154, Millersburg (Berlin)

59 Whitetail Ridge Lodge 3058 TR 223, Big Prairie

(40.560806° -81.795587°)

(40.508033° -81.801507°)

(40.5513798° -81.7821696°)

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26 Holmes Sew & Vac 4897 W. Main St., Berlin

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27 Homestead Furniture 8233 SR 241, Mt. Hope

39 P. Graham Dunn 630 Henry St., Dalton

4 Berlin Leather & Pets 4363 SR 39, Millersburg (Berlin)

28 House of Lace & Primitive Curtains 4550 SR 39, Millersburg

40 Pleasant Valley Poultry 3160 Pleasant Valley Rd. SW, Baltic

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29 Jake's Handcrafted Oak 8239 TR 562, Holmesville

43 Sol’s in Berlin 4914 W. Main St., Berlin

15 Eastwood Furniture 4722 Kidron Rd., Kidron

30 J M Smucker Co. 333 Wadsworth Rd., Orrville

46 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts 2131 SR 39, Sugarcreek

17 Erb's Stove Center 4100 SR 39, Millersburg (40.54607° -81.77139°)

32 Kiko’s Greenhouse 15579 Lincoln Way W., Dalton

50 World Crafts 13100 Emerson Rd., Kidron

19 Gospel Book Store 4900 Oak St., Berlin

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–MILLER'S BAKERY– Sweet As Fry Pie For 50 Years

Story & photos by EMILY RUMES Amish Heartland Writer SE AS ON E D PAT RON S of Miller's Bakery in Millersburg, Ohio, know that it is probably a good idea to call ahead with your order to make sure they don't run out of your favorites. Their fry pies, apple fritters, tarts, donuts, cream sticks and rolls are some of the most popular items. The smell of the ovens baking up these warm, golden, handmade treats draws locals and tourists into the small shop on the hill. Floating through the doors you

experience a sensory cloud of powdered sugar and rising dough, blended with a strong history of honoring traditional Amish family recipes which started back in 1967. Barbara Miller was making noodles for a local restaurant at the time and there were so many egg whites left over from the noodle making process that she and her husband Sam decided to start making and selling angel food cakes. Barbara started the bakery from her home with the help of her daughter, Mary Miller, who worked with her and managed the business, and her son, Jonas Miller

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"I remember when we were young we used to haul that angel food cake down to Guggisberg. Eventually though, the cakes sold so well that they would run out before we could bring down a new batch."

(who would become full owner of the business in 1990). The Miller family was good friends with the owners of Guggisberg Cheese and their children would often play together, so it was a natural choice to sell their cakes there. "I remember when we were young we used to haul that angel food cake down to Guggisberg," said owner Jonas Miller. "Eventually though, the cakes sold so well that they would run out before we could bring down a new batch." Guggisberg started sending customers up to the house directly to Barbara. One of Barbara's friends told her if you can bake a cake you can bake bread. This started the creation of different breads, pastries, cookies, donuts and many other products that are still being sold in Miller's Bakery today, along with bulk food items and a craft/ gift shop near the back of the store. Everything in the gift area is locally made.

– JONAS MILLER

Miller's Bakery Owner

LEFT: The perfect cracked top of a buttery apple tart from Miller's Bakery. RIGHT: Items being baked fresh daily make Miller's Bakery worth the visit.

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TOP TO BOTTOM: Working to prepare pies and fry pies fresh each morning. Shelves of the signature tarts in the bakery. A view of their cinnamon rolls ready for cooling.

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“Mom is gone now,” said Jonas, referring to his mother Barbara. “But she would be amazed.” Possibly one of the tastiest items Miller's Bakery has to offer are their various tarts. "We worked for months to get that recipe exactly right," Jonas remembered. "We would make up a batch, taste it, then wait a few days, make another batch and it kept getting better and better until we were happy with it." This is still the usual method when they are looking to try something new. Lately, their nutella bars have gotten some buzz from customers and recently they have been making bagels as time allows. The bagels were a suggestion from Jonas' daughter. The busiest time of year for the bakery is around October. Their record for the most product that was ever sold in one day was when they made 127 dozen tarts that went out the door for customers (this happened during the busy season). For anyone doing the math that is 1,524 tarts in a single day. Visiting the bakery this spring, customers can expect special flower cookies and other favorites like their popular buttermilk cookies. French toast lovers can pick up a loaf of Cream Bread and for those who love a good piece of toast from the toaster, the Garden Bread (which is the Cream Bread with dried veggies added) is a perfect snack for any time of day. There are also Cabin Monster cookies, chocolate chip & peanut butter cookies, snickerdoodles, whoopie pies, raisin bars and nine different flavors of tarts including red raspberry, blueberry, cherry, cheese, plain and pecan. Many of the local businesses stop out in the morning and pick up items for their employees. There is also a local high school student running a catering and delivery service called Hart's Catering. For several days during the week (for a $10 delivery charge) she will pick up food orders and deliver them in the morning, usually before school. The number for the delivery service is 330-749-4404. Miller's Bakery has remained true to the methods and ideas that were put in place many years ago. The only time a beater is used is for the egg whites and possibly for frosting. The store is a great place to stop in and look around, but in the mornings the staff understands that many people are in a hurry and it is just as convenient to stop in and pick up items quickly. Miller's Bakery will be celebrating 50 years this summer. The bakery is located at 4280 Township Road 356 in Millersburg. Regular store hours are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. To call in an order or find out more information call 330-893-3002.


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recipes. ingredients 20 to 25 mushrooms 8 oz. cream cheese 3/4 c. grated Cheddar cheese 1 Tbsp. chopped onion Seasoning of your choice (salt, garlic, pepper, parsley, etc.) 1 lb. bacon

directions Wash mushrooms and remove stems. Chop mushrooms stems, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, onion and seasonings in food chopper until mixed well. Stuff mushrooms with this filling. Wrap bacon around the mushrooms with toothpick stuck in to hold bacon in place. Put in casserole or on a wire rack (place wire rack in a cookie sheet). Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, or until bacon is fried. Schlabachs: In the Kitchen

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–FROM THE DESK OF JAVON MILLER– Musings of a Country Spring Submitted by JAVON MILLER | Amish Heartland Contributor

“And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.” GENESIS 1: 21-22

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n the springtime here on our little homestead, the advent of spring is evident. We see and hear that the birds have arrived and are in their element. In the morning, we can hear them singing their songs. The robins are doing their duties in building nests and preparing for their families. They are almost a nuisance. We planted our early garden a few weeks ago and within 2 days the onion patch was destroyed. I don’t see the thrill that the robins get from pulling up onion plants and scattering them around the garden, but they do. We replanted them the second time with no better results. The third time we had to replant with new plants because they scattered them to an unsalvageable condition. As trying as it is, we must remember that God created them and there is some purpose in that little brain of theirs. 28

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The little wren started a nest in our maple tree in front of the house. I am always challenged by the tiny wren. It is so small, yet has such a powerful voice. The cute little bird flits around, careful to stay just out of arms reach. Its nest is so small that it is hard to find until winter, when the leaves are off. As summer approaches, we look forward to the hearty serenading of the wren’s warble. It is unbelievable what commences from this bird’s throat. I am constantly reminded that no matter how small we may be, God has a purpose for us. We are just asked to give our best. I am reminded of the following passage just by observing this little bird. Do we have his peace and purpose? “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;


The one bird that I look for every year is the Mockingbird. It is not a beauty to look at, but it is a lesson in life. He has no song for himself. Yet he is constantly busy. teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Colossians 3: 15-17 Our neighbor has one of those old-fashioned windmills that is set up forty feet from my office window. It is a picture of rare beauty on a clear sunny morning. When we hear the cheery, “Wet, wet, wet, wet, wet” I can usually expect to see the brilliant red cardinal perched on top of the windmill and caroling forth his song. The one bird that I look for every year is the Mockingbird. It is not a beauty to look at, but it is a lesson in life. He has no song for himself. Yet he is constantly busy. His expertise is mimicking others. If I hear a cacophony of birds in song back to back, then I know to look for him. He will be the robin, cardinal, wren, and many others in sequence. I am curious why he was created this way. He is master of acting. If he were to focus on a song of his own, it would be marvelous what he could sing. However, all he does is copy others.

I can usually find him at the very top of the tallest tree in the yard. There he perches in all his drab mouse gray glory, soliloquizing all that he hears around him. When he has sung his mimicry he will fly or jump straight up in the air about ten feet and then nosedive back down to his perch to repeat in encore. It seems as if he knows that he has no song for himself and so is determined to show that he can not only sing what everyone else does, but is also a superior by his physical feats that no other bird performs. What is ironic is that this is always done at the very highest point available in sight. I have thought that it is kind of like a person that battles insecurity. He will sing the song of everybody that he can, and try to do some ignoble feat that no one else does, but is really of no beneficial consequence. He is always the loudest to be heard when he is at it and will repeat this act over and over again. It will usually be done in a manner that cannot be missed. This bird cannot process nor has the ability to change this habit of his. However, we as humans have the ability to change. If we can only forget about mimicking everyone around us and focus on using the talents and gifts that God gave us, we can do much to benefit the world around us. God has a plan for everyone and we need to fulfill that

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purpose. We need to always be mindful that beneath a blustering reputation could lie a hurting heart. What can we do to bring out the full potential? The other bird that is of worthy note is the busy Bluebird. You don’t hear a lot from this one. He is

merely in the background and does his job. What, we may ask, is his job? He will be busy feeding his young with the insects and such that he catches while flitting around the fields and gardens. His brilliant blue plumage adds to the natural palette of color that God’s creation surrounds us with. As I said, not one to stop you in your tracks with a song, but we will always marvel at his rare beauty and simplicity. The bluebird is like the person that is quiet and industrious. His work is done in an efficient manner but without fuss and ado. We don’t know what we miss until we don’t have them. The last creature that we will make mention of is one that makes the shivers race up and down the spine of many a person. This is the “sinister” bat. Chilling to look at, yet needful for the environment. He is up and at it when all else is asleep. He helps to keep the bloodthirsty mosquito population under control. Why is it that we complain about the bothersome mosquitoes and then duck in dread when a bat flies past us at dusk? It is a job that needs done, dirty and deplorable though it may be. We complain about the mosquitoes and then do our very best to eradicate the bat from our close proximity. Oh, I know, they are not a pleasure to be close to. I have some that took residence in my barn the last few years. I appreciate what they do and welcome them to have their cool dark corner. It is interesting to hear them scold in their harsh chirping manner. It does elevate the heart rate a bit if I forget about them and all of a sudden, a quick flash goes past my head. A few weeks ago one evening, I had as close a shave as ever with one. I was taking the horse into the barn after dark and whistling a merry tune. My shrill whistle must have confused its radar because suddenly there was a flurry of activity right at my ear. The poor bat collided with my head just as I entered the doorway. He could not leave fast enough to get out of my way. I can no longer assure my brother-in-law that his mortal fear of bats is vain. A

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bat can actually collide with a person. How often do we scorn that humble person that appears to be of no use to society just because they are not out and about in the limelight? We think that because they are not being seen involved in any thrilling or important task they are of baser rank than we ourselves. Really? Would we be willing to do the duties that they fulfill? How do we respond to the person that might not be as attractive or intelligent as we consider ourselves to be? Do we shun or try our level best to keep them out of our “social circles”? Remember that we all have a purpose to fulfill in our life. Every person has a talent that can be used to benefit those around them. It is up to us to recognize and use these talents and people. We need them all, not just those like us. All our efforts combined make this world a better place. We cannot all just sing or perform in the forefront. We also need some of us to do the work that others despise, and they deserve the same respect as those at the front lines of publicity. Another miracle of spring is the birth of creation. It thrills my heart to see dormancy break forth into bloom. It is amazing that a tree’s most beautiful time is right after the ugliness of dormancy. Is this not like

to a person that just discovered that they are worth something in this world? We are transformed from the despondency of worthlessness to the realization that we do count as valuable. The fresh bloom that comes into our lives exudes a fragrance of vitality, same as a tree is fragrant with the blossoms of future fruit. As time passes, the humdrum time of summer will come and we are asked to put all into bearing fruits. It is not as exciting and invigorating as the blossom stage, but in the end the fruits are well worth the labor. The taste of a fresh apple or peach is a reminder that life need not be all roses to be counted as sweet and worthy. “The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much, but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.” Proverbs 5: 12

Respectfully submitted,

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“I really enjoy the stories about the Amish and finding the buggy wheel. I really enjoy driving up to the Amish area. It is so relaxing for me, a much slower atmosphere.” – ANITA MILLER, PARKERSBURG, WV

“I love every page, but the first thing I do is look for the wheel. Keep up the good work!” – RUTH GRAEF , JAMESTOWN, OH

“I love it all. We have been coming to Holmes Co. Ohio for vacation for many years (15-20). We have made many Amish & Mennonite friends, we visit and eat in their homes together.”

“I love the feature story, From the Desk of Javon.” – ANNE PLODZIEN, LUCAS, OH

“Get a hot cup of coffee, a throw, relaxing chair and read the articles and look through all the beautiful pictures. And last, but not least, find the buggy wheel puzzle game, which I enjoy the challenge of finding!” – DENISE JONES, ORIENT, OH

– GLENN BLOCK, WESTPORT, IN

– SUM M E R PHOTO C ON T E ST– Deadline September 01, 2017 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 up to 10 of their best photos. Photos that have been edited will not be accepted. 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 and contact information to AMISH HEARTL AND 212 E. LIBERT Y ST., WO OSTER , OH 44691 or v ia e-mail to aarditi@the-daily-record.com Amish Heartland

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–FIND THE BUGGY WHEEL– RULES FOR ENTRY: Somewhere in this issue you’ll find a buggy wheel. 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 entr y form below and mail it to: AMISH HEARTL AND PUZZLE 212 E. LIBERT Y ST. WO OSTER , OH 44691 Entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2017. Check the Amish Heartland Facebook page on July 1st to see the June winner ( facebook.com/amishheartland). The winner will also be announced in the June edition. Winners will receive a free gift from one of our Amish Heartland advertisers. The May buggy wheel was on page 26. Cong ratulations to our May w inner, Becky Swar tzentruber!

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Amish Heartland is a monthly magazine looking at life in the world's largest Amish community, located in Wayne and Holmes counties in Ohio....

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