The Amish Cook: Gloria’s clothes call

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Cool days are right around the bend. And yes, the children are ecstatic about it. Elijah was wondering if it’s going to snow now.

The Amish Cook: Gloria tells an old chestnut

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I blinked my eyes and checked again. Where is Daniel? I checked the children’s bedrooms to see if he was caring for one of them—no Daniel. Stepping over to the window overlooking our driveway, I blinked again and smiled, looking at the field beyond. Way back, in the back section of our 11-acre field, were the headlights of our tractor as he drove back and forth in the blackness of the wee hours of the early morning.

Words, words, words

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I’m having trouble keeping up these days.

The Amish Cook: Home-schooling at the Yoders

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Today I’m sticking with my promise to fill you in on homeschooling.

The Amish Cook: Summer chalupas sizzle

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I decided that I would like to give Gloria a break again for a week, I anyway had a couple things I wanted to share, ah sorry, it may be about relationships again. Anyway here we go!

Jim McGuire: Summer’s season-end celebration

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Early-September is a transitional month—part finale, part prelude. Summer’s colorful last weeks lead to the autumnal equinox on the 22nd—while along the way, giving a subtle but certain reminder the season is about to change.

Ohio to Erie or Bust (Part One)

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It seems impossible anyone could be so glad to see Cleveland.

The Amish Cook: Cinnamon roll summer at the Yoders

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Have you ever had a chance to fill out one of those “One and Only” sheets? You know those papers that ask questions of all sorts, like where you were born, what your occupation or favorite color, or pet peeve is?

The Amish Cook: Back-to-school surprises at the Yoders’

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It’s been hanging in the balance for days, even weeks. For some people in church, anticipation mounted at the thought of home schooling our children this term, for others with multiple children, it looked like a tall order. We talked, we weighed pros and cons. Our children, who loved school last year, declared they would like to have school at home this year. In my heart I wanted to teach them more than I could ever tell, yet I realized that daily my time was already stretched to the max as I did my best to care for our six young children and squeeze in house work where I could. I wondered when I would write the column.

The Amish Cook: A day in the life

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It’s early morning, even our early risers with tussled hair, blinking eyes, and big smiles are sound out.