July 1, 2007


June is  over already and we are looking forward to the 4th of July celebrations this week.  By the way, MOST places will be open that day since the Amish/Mennonite don't really observe the secular holidays.  Some businesses may close early though to allow their employees time off for family picnics, etc.  There's a lot going on that day around here, so check the calendar if you will be in the area.

The weather here has been interesting.....very hot (95) one day, 80 the next; cool evenings. We were short of rain for a while, but have had a couple nice rains so we are pretty green right here around Millersburg.  Other areas, seem to be lacking rain and the crops don't look good. Amazing how the corn grows when it gets a little rain.  Should be seeing tassels on the sweet corn soon, so it won't be long before we'll be eating those wonderful sweet ears of corn.

Still a few strawberries around, also fresh red and black
raspberries.  Local cucumbers, green beans and zucchini
are showing up at the markets now.  (see recipe below)
A farmers market will be held in downtown Millersburg on
Saturdays 9-noon, throughout the summer, in the parking lot
across the street from the BP station.

We enjoyed a full breakfast at the Mt. Hope Auction Barn for the
American Red Cross Auction yesterday. Another good turn out
for a good cause..

Oh, I have also changed the pictures on the photo album page.
Enjoy this issue and may God bless. 

Carol Sechriest

Traveling With Your Dog

I have had several calls recently about traveling with pets in Ohio Amish Country.   Some time ago, I listed the "Pet-friendly Lodging" places on the resources page of my website. But I also have had people ask about a place to drop their dog off while they are out shopping, etc.

I have found 3 places that fill the bill....

East Holmes Veterinary Clinic in Berlin, 330-893-2057.   Their kennel costs are $8 per day. They require proof of all shots, including rabies, DAPP, and kennel cough.  Call ahead for availability.

Patty's Pampered Paws cost is $7 per day and she requires kennel cough, flea treatments and shots, too.  This is more of a relaxed, home-like atmosphere.  Call ahead for more details at 330-674-PAWS (7297).

Wolf Creek Veterinary Services in Millersburg will also take dogs, with the same requirements as above.  Prices are based on size of dog and range from $11.75 to $13.75 per day.  Call ahead at 330-674-9161.

Also found out that Hotel Millersburg (downtown) will accept guests with dogs in several rooms, with an extra fee of $10 per night.

I ordered a supply of "The Simple Life", Devotional Thoughts From Amish Country by Wanda E. Brunstetter.  This is a beautifully done 191 page book with a short devotional followed by Food For Thought, than an Amish recipe. Each lesson is based on a Bible verse especially chosen by Wanda.  When she was in town a few weeks ago, I had them autographed by the author.

It makes a great gift and I think you would be really happy with it.  Bookstand  price is $7.95 but we have them for $4.97, while supplies last.  You can find it on the book page of my website.

I also have some autographed copies of Wanda's new series about Holmes County, the first one being  "A Sister's Secret".  By next issue I will have her books about the little Amish girl, Rachel Yoder and some of her ornery escapades! Watch for it!

Used Buggies

Ever seen a used buggy lot?  There's one located just east of Berlin near Shrock's Amish Farm.  I didn't see any prices on them but new ones can range from $3000-$5000 depending on your options (just like a car).  I have seen used buggies along the road and in the newspaper in the $1000-$1500 range.

Options on a new buggy are: windshield, windshield wipers, tail lights, flasher lights, front lights, rear view mirror, turn signal, windows of various sizes, upholstery, placement of seats, etc.   Doors and closings vary from the roll up sides (old order) to the sliding doors (new order).  However, each church district and their bishop determine the type and style of buggy that is appropriate for that church within that order.

Stop by and take a look at them.  This way you can get a good close look inside and outside without bothering anyone.  Just be respectful, as usual.

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

This is a delicious recipe from Wanda Brunstetter's Amish Friends Cookbook, P. 57

Zucchini Carrot Cake

2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c.  shredded zucchini
1 c. shredded carrots

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.  Add oil, eggs, and vanilla; mix well.  Fold in zucchini and carrots.  Pour into greased 9 X 13 pan and bake for 45 minutes.  When cool, frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 c. butter, softened
1 - 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped pecans (optional)

Cream butter and cream cheese.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth.  Fold in nuts.

Mrs. Levi Miller, Sr., Clark, MO

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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Shocks in the field near Charm
Shocks in the field near Charm
Local Farmer's Market
Typical display at the farmer's market- fresh from the garden.