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Vol. 2 No. 6


Summer Memories By Ellen Hershberger

Every summer, Mother would pack up the two seater buggy with us seven children and good food, and we’d go to Nelson Ledges Park. It was always an event we looked forward to, and we’d walk the trails and ride the merry-go-round with our cousins. Dad raised Billy, the safest horse we ever had, and at 9 years of age I’d be sent to Parkman to Al George’s store with a grocery list. I still like to drive a horse. Mom raised lots of peas. She’d bake bread, and then we’d put the creamed peas on the soft bread and that was our main dish for supper. One time brother Leir and I tried to see who could eat the most ears of corn. I think he won. Mom usually lined the edge of her large garden with 4-o-clocks. Oh, they smelled wonderful in the evening and morning when it was cool. We also had a pond where we’d wade in barefooted to catch tadpoles. None of us ever fell in, but I once fell in the creek on the way home from school. But that’s another story.

Summer Memories By Barbara Ann Detweiler

I loved going to my Grandparents’ farm and being involved with all the action that happens on a farm. I helped drive the horses while making hay and loved being in the barn with all those Holstein cows and drinking cold, fresh milk out of the bulk tanks. I remember that once, while chopping corn to fill the silo, my uncles in the silo got a scare because Grandpa’s hat went through the chopper and they saw the pieces after it went through. But the best part was eating Grandma’s delicious dinners. Grandpa and Grandma aren’t with us anymore, and I still miss them a lot. Memories are very precious.

July 21, 2010

Surviving Hot July From Sarah Miller:

Drink lots of water!

From Barbara Detweiler: We have no air conditioning, so once the temperature is warmer outside than inside, I close all the windows and the curtains where the sun shines in and the house stays cool.

From Anonymous: Keep foods and desserts light with plenty of salads, fruits, ice tea and lemonade.

From Jacquie Foote: Do as many chores in the early morning as possible. Then, spend the hottest part of the day in the coolest place you can find, reading, visiting, letter writing, playing board games … or just plain dozing! (If you don’t know where the coolest pace in your house is and you have a house cat, just go wherever it goes! ) Remember … when you sweat, you lose more than just water. You lose minerals that also must be replaced. There are drinks or drink mixes available that do replace the minerals. The most well known of these is Gatorade, which you can find in the juice section of the stores. There are also drinks specially meant for young children. These you will find in the pharmacy area. (A sign that you have lost too many minerals and need to replace them is that you get to feeing very tired and “muddy headed.” I like to say it feels like you are “thinking through a head full of pudding.”)

Summer Survival Hint Submitted by Katherine Byler

Selsun Blue Shampoo is good to put on skin rash to help get rid of it.

WANTED FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE Summer garden stories … advice … jokes! Hints on keeping healthy in summer.

And recipes!

Please send these in by July 26.

Our next issue of Plain Country is August 11. Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 26. Advertising deadline is Monday, August 2. Please send the information that you’d like to share with Plain Country to P.O. Box 626, Middlefield, OH 44062. You may also call 440-632-0782 or fax to 440-834-8933.

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Happy Birthday!! July 28 July 28 July 28 July 28 July 29 July 30 July 31 July 31 Aug 03 Aug 04 Aug 07 Aug 07 Aug 09

John Troyer (76) Laura (Lester) Troyer (58) Fannie (Mel) Yoder (81) Fannie (Mel) Miller (58) Regina R. Miller (15) Mary Ann (Yogi) Miller (70) Martha Shrock (twin) (13) Maurine Shrock (twin) (13) Marsha Weaver (16) Joe Weaver (46) Emma (Albert) Yoder (92) Barbara (Crist) Miller (68) Jonas Yoder (71)

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Ida Bontrager Linda Troyer Mose Miller

Happy Belated Birthday Children’s Immunization Clinics

Geauga County General Health District hosts local children’s immunization clinics. Immunizations for children and adolescents are free of charge for all Geauga County residents regardless of income. For non-Geauga residents, there is a $5 fee per child, per visit. MIDDLEFIELD CLINIC Second Wednesday, July 14 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Clinic will be at St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Rd. (Route 87 east), Middlefield. Thursday, July 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. Clinic will be at St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Rd. (Route 87 east), Middlefield. Third Wednesday, July 21 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Clinic will be at St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Rd. (Route 87 east), Middlefield. NEWBURY TOWNSHIP CLINIC No clinic until July 28. TROY TOWNSHIP CLINIC No clinic until Aug. 18.


Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.

Township, died early Friday morning, July 2, 2010 at his residence after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 13, 1935 to the late Pete H. and Emma M. (Miller) Weaver. A lifelong resident of Geauga County, Dan worked in the local rubber shop and enjoyed farming and carpentry. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Dan is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Alta (Miller); children Mary Ellen (Wally) Byler, Daniel (Susan Yoder) Weaver, Emma (John) Yoder, Mervin (Susan Byler) Weaver, Marvin Weaver, Joseph (Linda Byler) Weaver, Malinda (Allan) Byler, Andrew (Donna Miller) Weaver, and Nelson Weaver; 38 grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; brothers Jim (Sarah) Weaver, Bill (Sadie) Weaver, Pete Jr. (Emma) Weaver, and John (Betty) Weaver; sisters Mary Troyer and Viola (Noah) Hershberger; and sister-in-law, Mary Ann (the late Ervin) Weaver. All are from the Middlefield area. Dan was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Ervin and Harry. Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 9914 Bundysburg Rd., Mesopotamia Township. Burial followed at Wilcox Road Cemetery in Mesopotamia Township. Visitation was until the time of service.

In This Issue ...

Birthdays........................................................................02 Bits and Pieces of Yesteday.....................................04 Bookmobile News......................................................07 Books in Review ........................................................07 Children’s Immunization Clinics............................02 Classified Form............................................................08 Greetings from Garrettsville...................................06 Greetings from the Plain Community.................06 Hello from Amish Crossing Corner.......................06 Hello from Huntsburg...............................................03 Katherine’s Korner......................................................04 Lines by Linda..............................................................06 Mom’s Diary ................................................................05 News from Windsor ..................................................06 Nutrient Dense Gardening ....................................05 Obituaries......................................................................02 Parkman Pathways.....................................................03 Plain Fun........................................................................08 Recipes...........................................................................03 Spotlight on Mullet’s Footwear & Cedar ...........04 Wanted .........................................................................01

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Township, entered eternal rest Thursday evening, July 1, 2010 at home surrounded by loving family after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 17, 2003 to Robert A. and Anna N. (Miller) Miller. Jacob will be sadly missed by his parents; brother Robbie; sisters Susie and Joanne; paternal grandparents Ammon and Sara Miller; maternal grandparents Neil and Mattie Miller; great-grandfather Eli E. Miller; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by brothers Toby and Matthew; three great-grandfathers, four greatgrandmothers; and four cousins. Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 5040 Parks West Rd., Mesopotamia Township. Interment followed at Yoder Cemetery in Parkman Township. Visitation was anytime until the time of service.

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Sarah J. Miller, a little angel of 2 years 5 months, of Mesopotamia Township, entered eternal rest Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born Feb. 2, 2008 to John E. and Ada A. (Miller) Miller. Sarah will be sadly missed by her parents; brothers Daniel, Melvin, Jonathan, David, Andy, Jacob, and Joseph; sisters Susan and Saloma; paternal grandfather Ervin A. Miller; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. She is preceded in death by sister, Martha; maternal grandparents, Andy J.M. and Emma J. (Fisher) Miller; paternal grandmother, Lucy J. (Miller) Miller; and aunt, Ada Miller. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, July 16, 2010 at 9365 Route 534 N.W., Mesopotamia Township, Ohio. Her final resting place is in Wilcox Road Cemetery in Mesopotamia Township. Visitation was anytime until the time of service. Arrangements were entrusted to Best Funeral Home, 15809 Madison Rd., Middlefield (44062). Phone the funeral home at 440-6320818. Online condolences may be sent at www.

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Parkman Pathways By Ellen Hershberger

Tuesday, June 15: I was at my job today. When I came home, I sewed a white cape after 9 p.m. to wear tomorrow. Wednesday, June 16: At 5 p.m. we started loading and headed to Guys Mills, Pa. to attend the wedding at cousin Truman Hershberger’s of their son, Matthew, and Miriam Mullet. Going were Mrs. Fannie Miller, Albert and Ella Mary Miller, John Hershberger, Neil and Mattie Miller, David R.S. and Katie Miller, Eli and Katherine Weaver and Mrs. Ada Byler. We had an enjoyable day of fellowship and good food. Thursday, June 17: Today sister and I were at the wedding of Steven Yoder and Ada Miller. In the evening some of us were to the viewing of Bishop Dan Wengerd. Friday, June 18: Today was busy at my cooking job. Then to my overnight job by 8 p.m. Sunday, June 20: Noah and Barbara received the message that the 6-month-old son of Noah’s niece in Mercer, Pa. died. I visited Aunt Ellen Detweiler a few hours in the morning, then came home and helped watch 13 of the grands here while the parents went to Pennsylvania. Nephew and wife helped here too. We made supper and kept their bellies filled. Tuesday, June 22: Was at my overnight job for two days. I’m off early enough to join our singing group tonight at Henner Mullets. Wednesday, June 23: Most of the Yutzy family was helping today at the lunch stand at Marty’s auction. The benefit was for Mrs. Emma Coblentz of Pennsylvania who has many heart- related expenses. Thursday, June 24: Today was a busy one for Aunt Sarah and Joe as we cleaned the house and shop for the open house tomorrow for John Miller to celebrate his 90 th birthday. Friday, June 25: At my cooking job all day. Then I joined the singing group for John Miller. Then off to my overnight job. June 27, Sunday: Aunt Mattie Yoder of Pennsylvania came to sister’s yesterday, so I stayed home from church to be with her. She’ll be staying for a while. Monday, June 28: A grandson is cutting up a big tree that uprooted several years ago. A challenging job! Tuesday, June 29: I came home late tonight after stopping to pick up two quarts of fresh black raspberries. Yum! My favorite fruit, so good with half and half or ice cream, or just plain! Tonight we got a message from Wisconsin that fourth generation Menno, 7-year-old son for cousin Menno Hershberger, suffocated in grain. It makes one shudder to hear of so many farm accidents. Wednesday, June 30: Last day of June! This morning first thing, I walked to John Troyer’s to give them the message from Wisconsin. A load of Hershbergers and Troyers plan to go to the funeral on Friday. After laundry there were windows to clean and I went to a back treatment. When I got home, there was a message from the care center, so we called and were informed that Michael and Miriam Yutzy, who live here, had a baby girl. She is named Mary Ellen after her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lester Byler. A blessed ending to a very busy day. Thursday, July 1: I woke up early, so I cleaned house and finished the windows and hung clean curtains before the trip into town. Then sister and I fixed a turkey dinner for all of us here, plus for my singles group of six who came to enjoy the evening. Mom and baby came home tonight from the care center. (Not my Mom.)  Saturday, July 3: Had a 12-hour shift yesterday cooking, and today I am blessed with a morning of sleeping in with no deadlines to meet! Well, at least until 6:30.  Seven families of our parents’ gathered at Swine Creek Park for our annual picnic. It was perfect and enjoyable! Sunday, July 4: Neighbor Wilma Troyer stayed with Aunt Mattie so that sister and I could attend the funeral of little Jacob Miller. When we came home, Katie and Monroe Troyer, and Leah Bricker had brought lunch to spend some time with Mattie. Monday, July 5: With the temperature going into the 90s, I’ll keep the work light at my job and wait to bake until it’s cooler! You all take care!

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A country bumpkin and his son were making their first trip to the city. While sightseeing, they walked into a hotel and saw an elevator, something they’d not see before. They watched as a tired cleaning woman walked Into the elevator. The door closed and, fifteen seconds later. Opened again and a beautiful, well dressed woman emerged. “Son,” the father said, “Next time we come to town we’ve got to run your ma through that thing.”

The dog days sure came. At least dog-day weather. Jacob Troyer, 12, (Elwin Ray) broke an ankle and is wearing a cast. Poor boy, in this warm weather. He didn’t need surgery at this point. Anna had the Holmes County women here since my last letter. They were all here but Regina (Mrs. Crist Miller). We have been invited to a wedding at Joe Susie Byler’s on South Windsor. She has three married boys. This is her first daughter. Daniel Fisher Jr. is the lucky one. We also have two more grandchildren since my last letter. Andrew was born to Allen and Lizzie Miller on June 28. He has three brothers and one sister. The Eli J. Millers are the other grandparents. Kathryn was born to Gideon and Frieda Bender on July 5. She has six brothers and three sisters. Andy Miller claims her for a granddaughter. Grandmother says we have 44 now. Becky Bender was at the Ortman Clinic in South Dakota the week of June 28. Joni Bender was in Cass City, Mich. a few days with his Bricker grandparents. He likes to go out on the farm. But we miss him when he is out there. Ervin Anna left for Cass City, Mich. July 5 to spend some time with her children out there.

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Rhubarb Cheese Pie

Submitted by Sarah Miller Pastry for single crust pie (9 inch) 4 1/2 teaspoons all purpose flour 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 cup sugar, divided 1/2 cup water 3 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb* 1 teaspoon vanilla, divided 12 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 egg yoke Line a 9 inch pie tin with pastry, flute edges. Line this unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy duty foil. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on wire rack. In a small saucepan, combine the flour, cornstarch, and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Add water and rhubarb. Stir until blended. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla. Transfer to prepared pastry. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and remaining sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs and egg yoke. Beat on low speed until just combined. Spread over top of pie. Cover edges with foil. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes or until set. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. *If you use frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen. Thaw completely and drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.


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July 21, 2010

Katherine’s Korner By Katherine M. Byler

The dog days are here, that’s for sure, but we’re lucky – temperatures haven’t hit 100 … yet! And the well hasn’t gone dry. Garden veggies are ready; have to keep nibbling like a rabbit to get it all eaten. Rain is appreciated. A little boy in the neighborhood succumbed to prolidase deficiency syndrome, being born with it. Jacob, 7, son of Robert and Anna Miller, died Thursday, July 1. The funeral was Sunday, July 4; burial was in Yoder Cemetery on Newcomb Road where two brothers also lie interred. Toby, 13 months, also had the same illness. Matthew was still born. Jacob was a happy recipient of a pony and wagon from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Dan L. Weaver’s funeral was the same day. He was 75, and had been ill with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema. He was buried in the Wilcox Road Cemetery in Mespo. Hearing about school trips with seventh and eighth graders along with parents, teachers, grandparents, etc., reminds me of the time son John was in Niagara Falls and taking a short rest on a seat in the Wax Museum. Someone else was also touring the museum without a tour group. She stopped and looked twice at what she thought was a wax figure of an Amishman. John never told her otherwise, in fact he didn’t even blink while the lady looked him over closely! I doubt if he looked her in the eyes. Now, that’s what you’d call an exact image. There are still many boxes of stuff left after getting rid of a lot of possessions at the ox roast. The crowd wasn’t as large as normal. Firemen had 800 pounds of meat left over! They mentioned not ever having it again on a Monday, just Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Fourth of July is on Monday next year. I missed being able to help out at the bloodmobile at Sawmill Joe’s July 3.



Mullet’s Footwear & Country Cedar By Jacquie Foote

carries Hush Puppies, Skechers, Sequoia and P. The tasteful sign surrounded by beautiful W. Minor. Best of all, for both men and women, and colorful outdoor furniture shows you the Mullet’s has the San Antonio Shoes (S.A.S.) way up the drive to Mullet’s Footwear and line. Mullet’s Footwear and Country Cedar is the Country Cedar. A lovely white gazebo stands at only store in this area where S.A.S. can be found. the head of the drive with a small sign showing The quality, comfort and availability of various which way is for buggy parking and which way widths of this American-made shoe incline is for cars. The white building that houses the doctors to recommend it. In fact, Clara Mae non-outdoor goods is carefully laid out tells us that they have people coming so you can easily look at the great in who have worn no other shoes variety of goods offered and not but S.A.S. for years. At this feel crowded or overwhelmed. point, only black is available Alan Mullet, who with at the store; however, they his wife, Clara Mae, owns will order the color and, if Owned by this business, says that he necessary, width of your Alan & Clara Mae Mullet started it in 1995 with choice. shoes. His father-in-law The cedar furniture Fine footwear, had a buggy shop and includes chairs, picnic a stove business on the outdoor products tables, and playground site and wanted to move. equipment, all displayed and much more Alan, who had worked for outdoors (where they 4853 Kinsman Road (Rt. 87) Kraft Maid for 11 years, are meant to be used, of Middlefield, Ohio 44062 wanted a business of his course.) There are items as 440-693-4363 own so he would not have large as gazebos and small to work out and would have as bird feeders. In addition, Open Monday – Friday more time with his family. He new in 2010 are tropical 8 a.m. 5 p.m., also had contact with someone colors in Adirondack chairs. Saturday 8 a. m. – 4 p. m. in the shoe business. So, after These are made of poly-lumber No Sunday Sales some renovating of the building in red, white, blue, yellow, orange once owned by his father-in-law, Alan and green. (Clara Mae says the last three and Clara Mae opened Mullet’s Footwear. colors on that list are the most popular.) The Alan’s brother-in-law handled furniture poly-lumber furniture is maintenance free and and influenced Alan’s venturing into outdoor comes with a 20-year warranty. Gliders, swings, cedar furniture in 2000. As time has gone on, as and chairs are all available. Also new this year are in many small Amish stores, items of interest to chicken coops, doghouses and rabbit hutches. customers have been stocked. Alan says that the furniture you order Inside the store you will find things as comes in two weeks. They will put it together diverse as paintbrushes, hickory rockers and and can deliver it to you, or you may pick it up. horse bridles. In the clothing line are work Gazebos take about four weeks and will be built gloves, socks and straw hats for all as well on your site. as caps, bonnets, coats, and pants made to Alan remarks that often the average person the specifications of the Ordinung for Amish can afford little more than necessities in this customers. You could believe you were in a economy. Maybe that is one reason his lawn high quality variety store … until you notice furniture is going so well. If you can’t afford an the many shelves of excellent shoes. For men expensive vacation, you can at least sit in the there are famous brands such as Red Wing, Irish shade in your yard and enjoy family and friends. Setters, Wolverine, Danner, Rocky, Chippewa In fact, as Alan says, “Family time is what we and Carolina (a new item). For women the store need.”

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Bits and Pieces of Yesterday June 28, 1899, Welshfield Submitted by Katherine Byler

I. J. Hershberger and C. J. Schmucker have purchased a new plane binder. Hired hands are very scarce at present; it is almost impossible for farmers to get help at any price. They offer $25 a month, and some even more, for good hands. Emanuel Byler of Lawrence County, Pa. intends to move, with his father-in-law, John Detweiler, northeast of Middlefield. Jonas D. Miller said he had a pair of shoes that he can wear to go a thousand miles without greasing once. That will take you across the river and back a great many times, won’t it, Jonas? (Note from Katherine Byler: Jonas was a brother to M. D. Miller.)

July 15, 1891, Middlefield Submitted by Katherine Byler

D.D. Miller is very busy, working at carpentry and slate roofing; he has more work than he can do at present. Dan is a hustler and is successful in almost anything he undertakes, although he was badly disappointed last week. He thought he had made a contract for a little dishwasher, but it happened to be a little boy that came to his happy home. This was their ninth living son, having lost twin sons as babies. (Note: He and his wife were later blessed with yet another son. This D.D. was Sawmill Joe’s Great-Grandfather.)


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Mom’s Diary

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Saturday, June 12: Very warm and muggy. It’s hard to cook when the weather’s like this, so we had strawberries and ice cream for supper. Sunday, June 13: A restful day. Monday, June 14: It rained this forenoon but turned nice enough this afternoon to dry laundry. Pulled more of those tiresome weeds. Rose Edna is learning how to sew. She’s made three shirts now. She loves it. Now if I want to sew, I need to chase her away from the sewing machine! Tuesday, June 15: I sewed and ironed while Laura baked cookies. Wednesday, June 16: I did more sewing. Wayne worked in the hayfield. The big girls played volleyball at the neighbor’s tonight. Thursday, June 17: Went to some yard sales and picked up some bargains. Drove down to Dad and Mom’s to pick up my nephew Nathan, age 7, to stay a few days. He lives in Carroll County and is spending a week in our area. Friday, June 18: We had a very busy day. Wayne and the boys helped make hay and didn’t finish until 10 p.m. The boys then made a beeline for the pond and cooled off there for about a half hour. Betty, Norma and Nathan had fun with the pony: riding, driving, etc. Saturday, June 19: Another long day of hay making. Wayne and the boys were exhausted by tonight. The rest of us did our usual tasks. Sunday, June 20: Went to church, then rested for the rest of the day. Rose Edna and Laura scootered down to Dad and Mom’s to spend the night. Monday, June 21: I did laundry since I don’t have my big girls here today. Rose Edna came home tonight, but Laura is staying to help Mom a few days. Norma found a few blisters on her legs and was overjoyed ‘cause she loves to pop them! Tuesday, June 22: Tonight I went to Wayne’s Aunt Ada’s with his sisters and Mom. Had an enjoyable evening. Wednesday, June 23: Betty and Norma are spending a lot of their time with Tony the Pony. Betty loves to ride him around the trails in the woods.

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I did more sewing. I could pat myself on the back for actually making a dent in my pile of sewing! Thursday, June 24: It rained this morning. After it stopped, the children and I drove down to Dad and Mom’s. Rose Edna sewed, Laura baked and Andrew and Katherine did the yard work. Tonight, Wayne put a saddle on our riding horse, and we all had a ride around the pasture. Friday, June 25: We all did some of everything: cleaning, laundry, yard work, baking, etc. The children rode Buddy, the riding horse again. They love it. Betty and Norma drove Tony around and pretended they were going shopping. They tied him up at different places and pretended they were at Wal-Mart, etc. Norma came in once and said they’re at McDonalds and they want something to eat! Saturday, June 26: I worked in my flowerbeds today. I enjoy it even if I get all warm and sticky. The little girls played in the sprinkler for a while this afternoon. Sunday, June 27: We drove up to Wayne’s sis, Barbara and Leroy’s. The children took their roller blades and went on the bike path for a few miles. We got caught in a storm on the way home but made it safely. Monday, June 28: Very warm! We cleaned and organized the upstairs. I washed blankets and did other laundry. Katherine went down to Dad and Mom’s tonight to spend a few days. Tuesday, June 29: I took Norma along grocery shopping and she actually didn’t ask to buy everything in sight! Tonight Rose Edna and I were scootering to friends’ when my scooter tire got a flat. I thought someone shot at me! So I ended up walking home, which was about 2 1/2 – 3 miles. Wednesday, June 30: We had a stamping demonstration tonight. Had a pretty good turnout. Rose Edna went home with Mom to help her. Thursday, July 1: I made 18 batches of ice tea today! Friday, July 2: I baked all day for a bake sale tomorrow. I made whoopee pies, raspberry rolls, cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookies. After I was done, I could not eat a bite of any of it! Wayne brought some sand for the sandbox, and the little girls spent all afternoon in there.

Nutrient Dense Gardening

Stop in and Visit our Museum,

By Daniel Fisher

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If we opt to buy nutrition we will have to seriously consider neutriceuticals. The reality is that there are not enough A and B grade foods on the market to maintain excellent health without some form of supplementation and neutriceuticals. I am sure you are well aware that many of these do not come cheap. An important first step in taking control of our health is to find locally produced foods such as vegetables, fruits, grass-fed meats, eggs, and dairy products. Some foods can be improved nutritionally by fermenting. To this foundation, supplements and neutriceuticals such as Complete Body Balance Kit and enzyme formulations can be added. The next step is really the most important – Grow a High Brix garden! This is by far the cheapest nutrition we can find. The modern day “victory garden” is a High Brix garden. A High Brix garden is not just a run of the mill garden; rather, it produces high quality food in the A and B grade on a consistent basis. As a result, more and more of our nutrition comes right out of our backyard. Since we have to eat anyway, we might as well get as much of our nutrition as possible from our garden. I will try and continue this article, but it will probably take until next spring before I cover everything. So if you want to have a High Brix garden still this year, you are welcome to stop in our store for more details. Until next time.


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July 21, 2010

Hello From the Amish Crossing Corner...

Greetings from Garrettsville

By Sarah Miller

On June 25, we had open house for How fast summer is flying by! Gardens grandpa John’s ninetieth birthday. Friends and are producing well, making mealtime easy. relatives came from Indiana and Holmes County Vegetables and raspberries and peaches are and many locals. On Saturday, June 26, we had coming in! a family reunion with sons Albert and Perry Going to Cashton, Wisc. on Thursday, July Miller and most of their families from Tennessee, 1 and coming home Saturday, July 3 were son John Jr. and most of his family from Mel and Fannie Yoder, John and Annie Michigan, also granddaughter Betty . Schmucker, Jake, Kate and Mose M. and Melvin Byler and six children Troyer and son Jonathon Troyer, Mrs. from Minnesota, plus many Owen Yoder, and I. We went for the grandchildren locally. We had 240 funeral of 7-year-old Menno, son people here. The out-of-staters Teacher: “Now, Willie, of Menno and Dora Hershberger. stayed until Sunday afternoon. if James gave you a dog and Unknown to the feed man, A time for making more David gave you a dog, how Menno and his two brothers memories. many dogs would you have?” were playing in a grain bin while Our sympathy to the Dan Willie: “Four.” the feed man was unloading P. Weaver family on the passing feed. By the time they got Menno Teacher: “Now, Willie, think hard. of their father. Also to the out, he was gone. Would you have four dogs if Robert and Anna Miller family We also visited our brother James gave you one and in the passing of their special Crist Hershberger, who is not David gave you one?” needs son. Both funerals were well. He spends most of his time in Willie: “Yep, you see, held Sunday, July 4. bed. He will be 90 years old on Nov. I already have Monday, July 5 was very 1. Sisters Liz and Joe Yoder and Clara two dogs.” warm!!! We could have used a good and Eli Kaufman were also there from soaking rain! Mio, Mich. Our sympathy to the Homer Yoder and July Fourth weekend, lots of people Rudy Detweiler families in the passing of their camped out. Our family looked forward to our brother and son-in-law, Sam H. Yoder. He passed annual camping trip to Mio, Mich. at daughter away the morning of July 5. He died of cancer. Betty and Melvin Byler’s. We left Thursday, July They were formerly from here but had moved to 22 and came back Saturday, July 24. Carrolton. Born to Wayne and Judy Miller of Shedd Jonas Troyer of Nauvoo Road had surgery Road a son, Jeremy, on Friday, June 25. This for cancer. Patients in the hospital also were Mr. was also Jeremy’s great-grandfather’s ninetieth and Mrs. Bill Gingerich of Newcomb Road. They birthday. both have cancer.

News from Windsor By Barbara Ann Detweiler

By Rachel Miller

We have been having some beautiful weather, sometimes a little warm though. But on July 2 it was a chill 47 degrees in the early morning. The farmers have been making hay. Our neighbor would have liked Ivan to drive tractor for him on July 1, but he had another job to do. I’ve been busy trying to keep the garden cleaned. Everything is growing by leaps and bounds. The strawberries are past, and a few raspberries, too. We only have four plants; next year I hope we have more. Our first peas are past, too. The week of June 21, I was to Bill R. Byler’s with some ladies on Nauvoo Road. They had a few ladies picking raspberries in their patch. We had our two granddaughters here June 29 in the evening. They helped pick up twigs and mow lawn. We had some heavy rain and branches, etc. were all over. We’ve had some coons taking our suet cakes at the feeders. We caught two (and also a possum). It was a nice weekend for the ox roast at Mespo. Our tufted titmouse had a nest in the pines and has been busy feeding the young. The bluebirds have been building a nest again. We had a cookout Fourth of July weekend. Wish the tomatoes had been ready to go with the hamburgers! I read in the Budschaft that someplace in Pennsylvania they are having blight again. I put sulfur and Miracle Grow on mine and hope that helps. My daughter picked a couple cucumbers already. Mine are small yet. I am out of pizza and spaghetti sauce, so I want to open juice and make more.

Greetings from the Plain Community By Donnie Miller

We hope everyone enjoyed the weather over the Fourth. Do we really appreciate that we are a free country? This has been a very good season for our gardens and crops. Farmers had a bit of time to dry their hay over the Fourth. With all our sunshine, a lot of nice hay was put into our barns. Dan Weaver of 9914 Bundysburg Rd. passed away. He was born January 13, 1935 and was 75 years old. Survivors are his wife, Alta V. (Miller) whom he married on Jan.15, 1957 and six sons and three daughters. The funeral was held Monday, July 6. Sam D. Fisher, aged 79, a brother-in-law to Dan, passed away a few days before him. Sam’s funeral was held at Maple View Church on Friday, July 2. Spending the evening with Sallie Byler and her mother, Ada, were Mrs. Monroe Detweiler Sally and all her married daughters plus Nancy and me and our daughters and Eddie Betty. We celebrated Sallie’s birthday with ice cream and snacks. It is also a year that Ada’s husband and Sallie’s father, Dan W. Byler passed away. I enjoyed the open house for Uncle Joe’s 90th birthday on June 25. We also attended a singing at the Window Shop. Chester Troyer, age 17, son of John and Sue Troyer, had a bad accident at work with a saw. He received a bad cut in his upper leg and spent a few days in Metro Hospital. He just missed the main artery that goes to his leg. Being that Chester is a bleeder, many units of blood were used. We are glad to report that he is on his way to recovery. We are glad to report that mother-in-law Mrs. Katie Troyer who had a hip replacement has healed. very well and gets around with a cane now. And Abner Hershberger, who also had a hip replacement, is healed and back to work.

Jon and Erma Miller, newlyweds, have moved to Raymond and Martha Byler’s basement on Route 86. Katie Byler, age 13, daughter of Allen and Sally Byler, has rheumatic fever. You can send her a line of cheer at 7993 State Route 534, Windsor, OH 44099. Nelson Miller, son of Chester and Clara, had a runaway team of horses that got on the road and were struck by a vehicle. One of the horses had to be put down. I was told to write that Mose Miller (Erps) had a birthday on July 22 and would like some attention.

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We sure enjoyed some beautiful weather! The only drawback has been the dust here on Georgia Road. We will be glad when our new pavement arrives. My aunt, Mrs. Uria (Ada) Hostetler Gingerich, passed away the last week of June in Florida. She was 99 years old and will be dearly missed by her five daughters. One lives in Virginia, but the others all live close by. She had her home with Mary Esther and Ernest Kaufman since my uncle passed away a few years ago. Many nieces and nephews live in this area as does one brother-in-law, my uncle Noah Gingerich. July Fourth is the time of year we have our family camp-out. It was at son Paul and Lydiann’s this year. Everyone brings their own tent and, of course, lots of food. This is the highlight of summer for our 18 grandchildren. The youngest just turned one and the eldest is 13. This grandma and grandpa usually sneak into the house and find a nice soft bed! Usually this is not until after everyone is settled down for the night, which is actually early morning. Every last marshmallow has to be roasted before the children can go to sleep. It was hot but beautiful weather. A lot of precious memories were made that Saturday and Sunday. The highlight for us women was that the men did breakfast on Sunday morning out on the grill (a tradition). We have haystack with sausage gravy and cheese sauce on top of everything. (The women prepare the gravy and cheese sauce ahead.)

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Books in Review By Jacquie Foote “A Summer Secret,” copyright 2010, written by Kathleen Fuller and published by Thomas Nelson Publishers, Dallas, Texas is the first of what promises to be a well written and engrossing series entitled, “The Mysteries of Middlefield.” Written for children 12 and older, this book is well crafted and interesting enough for the adult reader. The story concerns Mary Beth Mullet, 13 years old and tired of having to deal with her three brothers. Since school is out, Mary Beth has gotten into the habit of frequently taking her journal and a few snacks to an old abandoned barn on a neighboring property to enjoy a little peace and quiet. Like most 13 year olds, Mary Beth considers the fact her parents have forbidden all of their children to go into the barn because of its poor condition something to be ignored because her need was so great. Of course, it is only a matter of time before her twin brother, Johnny, follows her and decides he wants to use the barn, too. The real trouble comes, however, with the suspicion that another person is also using the barn … is, in fact, living there. The bulk of the story tells of what the youngsters find out and how they apply the values of their culture in their interaction with their parents and with the stranger. The story is made richer by the inclusion of characters from the author’s two other books, “A Man of His Word” and “An Honest Love,” and by its setting in the Middlefield area. “A Summer Secret” is captivating even the second and third time you read it! It will whet your appetite for the next book in the Mysteries of Middlefield series, “The Secrets Beneath.” It’s a relaxing and instructive summer read.

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Summer reading Is in full swing on the Bookmobile: There are prizes for readers in four categories. To win prizes, readers must fulfill the following requirements: Read To Me (Any Child Being Read To): Readers: Young Adult: Adult Readers:

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All prizes will be awarded at the end of July. Each year we have approximately 500 children participating in this program. Without the support of the Bookmobile Friends Group who provide us with monies to buy prizes for children and adults, it would not be possible to sponsor an event of this size. Our small but mighty group of volunteers has an annual book sale at the fairgrounds during Labor Day weekend in order to raise monies for this and other programs such as Lake Metro Parks Birds of Prey Program presented at Amish schools each year and stickers and bookmarks to give our readers. If you would like to support this worthy cause, applications for Friends of the Bookmobile memberships can be found on the Bookmobile.  A family membership is only $5 per year.  Happy reading from your Bookmobile friends!

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And the Winners Are...

3) Rocky road ice cream has swirls of chocolate sauce. Fact or Fiction? 4) Chocolate chip ice cream has nuts and marshmallows. Fact or Fiction?

Age 5-7 1st place – Marlin Miller (Peters Road) 2nd place – Mary Ann J. Miller (Burton Windsor Road) Age 8-10 1st place – David Detweiler Jr. (Bundysburg Road) 2nd place-tie– Kathy Miller (Newcomb Road) 2nd place-tie– Nancy A. Miller (Hayes Road) Ages 11 and up 1st place – Mary Miller (Pioneer Road) 2nd place – Cindy Byler (Laird Road)

5) Mint chocolate chip ice cream is green. Fact or Fiction? 6) French vanilla ice cream is white. Fact or Fiction? 7) Cookies and cream ice cream has chunks of brownies. Fact or Fiction? 8) Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tastes like freshly baked cookies. Fact or Fiction? 9) Pumpkin pie ice cream is a Thanksgiving favorite. Fact or Fiction? 10) Strawberry ice cream is pink. Fact or Fiction?

What Rhymes with…


Q: How do astronauts eat ice cream?

Q: What do you get when you divide the circumference of an ice cream bowl by its diameter?

Name That Cone

List 10 words that rhyme with “scoop.”

Word Scrambles

1. _______________________________

Rearrange the letters in each word to spell something pertaining to National Ice Cream Month.

2. _______________________________ 3. _______________________________

5. _______________________________


6. _______________________________

4. _______________________________

7. _______________________________ 8. _______________________________


9. _______________________________ 10. ______________________________

ANSWER: Rocky Road

Some answers: coop, group, droop, dupe, hoop, loop, snoop, soup, stoop, troop


There is nothing better on a hot summer’s day than an ice cream cone. Cones come in different types. Write in the name of each one pictured.





Answers: 1) Cake cone, 2) Sugar cone , 3) Pretzel cone, 4) Waffle cone


ANSWER: Ice Cream Sundae

Your drawing should be on white paper no smaller than 8 by 10 inches. Fold your drawing as little as possible so as not to spoil its appearance. Put your name, age and complete address on the BACK of your picture. Your entry must be in by July 26.

2) Butter brickle ice cream has pecans. Fact or Fiction?

ANSWER: Banana Split

The age categories are 5 – 7, 8 - 10, and 11 and up. There will be two prizes awarded in each category. Each prize will be an artist’s sketching tablet, artist pencils and eraser.

1) Neapolitan ice cream has three flavors: chocolate, cherry and vanilla. Fact or Fiction?

A: Pi a la mode

What do you think of when you think of summer? That is what should be in your picture.

Although vanilla and chocolate are the most popular ice cream flavors, there are many others. How much do you know about them? Take this quiz and find out.

A: In floats.

We are asking you to draw a summer picture. You may color it or simply draw it. (If your picture is NOT colored, we may be able to print it here, in the Plain Country.)

Flavor Challenge

Answers: 1) Fiction, cherry is not a Neapolitan flavor; strawberry is, 2) Fiction, butter pecan has pecans, 3) Fiction, vanilla fudge ripple has swirls of chocolate sauce, 4) Fiction, rocky road ice cream has nuts and marshmallows, 5) Fact, 6) Fiction, French vanilla usually has egg yolks in it, making it yellow, 7) Fiction, cookies and cream ice cream has bits of cookies, 8) Fiction, it tastes like raw cookie dough, 9) Fact, 10) Fact

Drawing Contest!!

Fact or Fiction?

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19. River Valley Produce 20. Spectors 21. Troyer Millworks 22. Weaver Bedding Out of map area 322 Claridon Barns, Chardon, OH Triple S Construction, Garrettsville, OH Windsor Stairs/Millwork, Windsor, OH

10. Hayes Road Greenhouse 11. J & J Cabinet Shop 12. J & S Lawn Structures 13. Maplebrook Tack & Harness 14. Middlefield Cheese 15. Miller Holz Haus 16. Mullet’s Footwear & Country Cedar 17. Mullet’s Harness Shop 18. Pine Craft, LLC

1. A.J. Enterprises 2. Amish Home Craft & Bakery 3. B & K Salvage 4. C.A. Miller Custom Woodworking 5. Coffee Creek Repair 6. Country Side Furnishings 7. Countryside Gazebos/Outdoor Furniture 8. Cross Cut Country Store 9. Dangler & Williams











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Plain Country July 21st, 2010 - Middlefield Post  

Plain Country July 21st, 2010 - Middlefield Post