Grays celebrating 70 years

Grays celebrating 70 years

Jim and Bonita (Mitchell) Gray, of Ostrander, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 31. A private, family celebration is planned.The c...

August 24th, 2021 |  


The Amish Cook: Why are we Amish?

The Amish Cook: Why are we Amish?

“How do you do it?” you ask. I know our culture is dramatically not the same as the majority of you. I enjoy your questions about our life...

July 7th, 2021 |  


Nurturing growth in garden and life

Nurturing growth in garden and life

Last week we had zucchini patties on the table; this week, we’ll be enjoying vine-ripened tomatoes. Now I hope you can bear with me. Still, when...

June 30th, 2021 |  



Pressure of canning beans with Yoders

Pressure of canning beans with Yoders

Have you ever had the opportunity to can with little helpers? I have. We’ve had so much fun and so many messes.This spring, I decided I would ge...

June 23rd, 2021 |  


Back from Ohio at home sweet home

Back from Ohio at home sweet home

We’re home! Yes, home sweet home.How is it possible to have such a wonderful trip, but then be so delighted to be home again?The younger childre...

June 2nd, 2021 |  


Try love, with a side of pasta

Try love, with a side of pasta

Editor’s Note: This week’s column is written by Gloria’s mother, Dorcas Raber.Hello from Gloria’s mom’s front porch. It&...

May 29th, 2021 |  


Excitement of going to Ohio

Excitement of going to Ohio

Excitement is high these days and the questions are endless:“Mom, is it now only three days till we travel to Ohio? Mom, Will I get to sleep wit...

May 20th, 2021 |  


Fruit salad days at the Yoders’

Fruit salad days at the Yoders’

I put Hosanna and Joshua in our single stroller, and I headed out the lane. We were going to the neighbors for a quilting. I’ll stop at the mail...

May 15th, 2021 |  


The Amish Cook: A spiritual sunset

The Amish Cook: A spiritual sunset

Wednesday was one of those days. It was after supper, the children had gone outside to play, and Joshua was extra fussy. This handsome little boy with...

May 7th, 2021 |  


Savoring praise, school and salad

Savoring praise, school and salad

Everyone arrived at our small, white country schoolhouse. It was a day when everyone gathered to celebrate another successful school year.We had taken...

April 20th, 2021 |