June 15, 2007

Welcome to all the new subscribers that have signed up in the last couple weeks and Happy Father's Day to all the men on the list.

The weather here has been great, although right here in Millersburg, we need rain.  Temps have been in the mid to upper 80's with nighttime lows in the 60's.  As you drive though the country, you will see the farmer's cutting and baling their hay, most with horse drawn equipment. 

Last week we had visitors from California and Nevada.  Had a great time showing them the area.  On our "mini tour" we stopped at Homestead Furniture in Mt. Hope because I knew they were having their annual Strawberry Fest, where they serve home made ice cream and strawberry pie (free).  It was delicious of course.  My husband and I stopped there again on Saturday when we were going by.  I asked the girls how many pies they had served:  Thursday they "only" made 85 pies, Friday, 110, and Saturday, 100.  That's nearly 300 home made strawberry pies!  Wow!  Those Amish ladies sure know how to cook and bake!  (By the way, we did make a purchase Saturday at 15% discount.)

Also on our "mini tour", we stopped at Lehman's Hardware in Kidron.  They have opened up their "new" 1840's reconstructed barn and getting ready for their grand opening which will be coming soon.  You will find more parking and new entrances (front and back), better rest room facilities, and expanded sales area. It will be great when they get everything sorted and organized. 

Tomorrow is the Holmes County Rails to Trails Benefit and Road Apple 5K Race at Hipp Depot on the west edge of Millersburg.  (see Calendar for details) You do know what a road apple is, don't you?  The Trail is half paved, half gravel and is for walking, biking,
and buggies.  Sign at right is seen at various points along the Trail.

On with today's issue.............

Carol Sechriest


Holmes County isn't exactly an entertainment destination, but about this time of year, with more people and longer daylight hours, people seem to be looking for something to do in the evenings.
Besides just driving around in the country, you might want to check these out.

The Amish Door has a great dinner theater and concerts in their banquet room. Starting this weekend will be "Waiting for Joshua Biblical Musical" and again in July.  Check out their complete schedule on their website.  The Amish Door is located on US62 near Wilmot.

The Courtyard at Hotel Millersburg has begun their Saturday evening summer concerts.  These are held outside on a beautiful shaded Courtyard, and run from 7-10:00, weather permitting.  If you would like a schedule of events, send a blank email to:  courtyardentertainment@getresponse.com
to get your name on the mailing list.  Hotel Millersburg is downtown Millersburg on W. Jackson St.

The Tree Top Cafe at the Inn at Honey Run is also open for the summer.  Held outside in the trees tops, you'll get a nice full buffet, plus entertainment, serving from 6-8P00 p.m.  You might want to call for reservations at 800-468-6639 or go to their website.

Another Friday/and or Saturday evening options might be Java Jo's in downtown Berlin, Grandma's Alpine Homestead near Wilmot, or Schrock's Amish Farm just east of Berlin.  Also, some of you might be interested in the S Bar L Rodeo, with the first one of the season being tomorrow night, June 16th at the arena on Smokey Lane Rd. Sugarcreek.  FMI 330-852-2237

Evergreen Park RV Resort

I stopped by the Evergreen RV Part last week while in Wayne
County.  I had seen their ads, but had never been there. 
What a beautiful place!  And they've got just about everything
there you could ask for.  Great new faciilities, Cable TV,
wifi internet, pavilion, laundomat,snack bar/food, shuffleboard,
game room with a large stuffed grizzly bear watching (to make
sure you don't behave), exercise equipment and a beautiful
pool and hot tub.  I have probably missed something, but it
is really nice. 

They are located at 16359 Dover Rd. (US250) just southeast
of Mt. Eaton a short distance at M-N - 6 on the Amish Byways
Map.   FMI - 1-888-359-6429

Scenic Valley Caning

Did you ever have a chair that needed caning and you didn't knkow where to take it to have it done?  Well, right here in Holmes County we have a family that can do it for you.  The Wengerd Family of 6970 TR 323, Millersburg will be able to help you out.

They can weave the caning themselves or use the pre-woven, if that's what is needed. They also do the reed and rush, sea grass, and danish cord. 

We had friends that took an old chair there that had broken the back out,  but not the seat.  The Wengerds did a beautiful job of re-caning and then matching the new to the old by applying a stain.  You could not tell the difference! 

You'll have to call for an appointment at 330-674-9323.  Look on your map at G,H - 8.

Are you checking the Ohio Amish Country Calendar? You can check any month you like, by clicking on the arrows next to the name of the month or going to the box that says "Go To Date".
When you find an interesting item, click on it to read the details.  (A window will pop up so you can print it out to bring with you or have a reminder message sent to you.)  You can sort by Category, and select the view to by by the month, week, day or get a listing of events.  This month's calendar is sponsored by The Barn Inn, a beautiful B&B just north of Millersburg on CR 203.

On Going Sales...........
Weekly Farmer's Sales & Flea markets:

Get your  Amish Highways and Byways Map

It's a good idea to get one before you come here, especially if it is your first visit.  All of the B&Bs, hotels, cabins, inns and campgrounds are listed, complete with addresses and contact information.  Having all this information in your hands before you come, makes it easy to plan your trip.  They are $3.95 plus shipping (and tax if you live in Ohio).  You can get it on my website at www.OhioAmishCountry.com/map.html using a credit card or online check through PayPal.  You don't need a PayPal account to use it.  Just follow the directions. 

Recipe from Ohio Amish Country

Strawberry Season!! This is a delicious recipe from Miller's Family Cookbook, P. 212

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

3/4 c. butter
3 T. brown sugar
2 1/2 c. pretzels (crush, not fine)
Cream together.  Pat into a 9 X 13 cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool.

3/4 c. sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
1 sm. Cool Whip
Cream together.  Spread over pretzel crust.

1 lg. box strawberry jello.  2 c. boiling water
Dissolve and cool until slightly set. 
Fold in:
3 c. fresh or frozen strawberries (slice)
Pour over cream cheese mixture.  Let set.  Then top with Cool Whip.
Simple and delicious!
RECYCLE YOUR USED INKJET CARTRIDGES - we recycle them and send the
money to King World Missions in Zambia to help support King World School.   Thanks to the folks who have done this!  Send them to me at the address below.  PS.  These need to be
newly manufactured, NOT re-manufactured or already recycled.  HP, Lexmark, Cannon,  Apple, Compaq, and Xerox from home computers only.  Thanks!

***I now have pre-paid envelopes to ship cartridges directly to the recyclers.  Will be including one in each shipment of books or maps.
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Till next time!

Dutchland Marketing
Carol Sechriest
238 E Jackson St.
Millersburg, OH 44654

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