My Amish Home | New events springing up with new season

My Amish Home | New events springing up with new season

"All the ways of man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits. Commit thy works until the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Everyone that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished." Proverbs 16:2-5

Has spring sprung? One would hope, but we'll have to see what the Lord has in store for us. It seems to me it's been a really long winter. But I survived!

Wow, am I ever thankful! We truly did and do still have many blessings, even though I tend to forget. Well, not really forget, just kind of overlook.

Monday was an awesome day! How I loved it! I should have been home cleaning windows and/or the buggy. Oh well ...

Husband Erwin had a therapy appointment, and as you know, we seem to accumulate those; Wednesday is my turn. I have to go see Dr. Wade. I had entertained this thought that if Erwin would go with me, we can stop for lunch on the way home at Jo's Diner. But he chose to come home from work. I guess he wasn't in the mood for the lengthy, rough buggy ride all the way to Dr. Wade and back.

So, OK, I'll just go and we can eat sandwiches for lunch when I get back.

Next week, Erwin has vacation. It would be nice if we could just stay home, but he has two appointments and I have one, all on different days. Oh, well, such is life.

But I am glad and thankful that we are able to go on our own.

Maybe one of those days we'll go see great-grandson No. 2, little Jamin Chupp. We also have great-grandson No. 3, but he is all the way in New York.

Our granddaughter Mary Lorene and Mikel Yutzy have a baby named Alex Wyatt. He was born March 11. Mary Lorene's parents, Freeman and Cynthia Miller, live in Dale. So maybe after their school has dismissed for the summer, we can go with their family to New York. Maybe!

Well, the Home and Garden Show of 2019 is now history. I expect the rain kept the crowds away Saturday. We had a real gully washer around noon. But there were a lot of people there for breakfast. Around 750 were served, including some carryouts. We are ever so thankful for everyone that came for breakfast and the other meals, too, as that really helped Dennis and Clara Miller.

We really enjoyed both days. I actually hope we can do it again next year. We worked with Elva and Rose Otto and that really was a pleasure.

I did get convinced — it didn't take much, just a testimony from an Ohio guy — to get Monty's organic soil conditioner for the garden and yard. I got it from Graber's Greenhouse. So now maybe this year, our garden will produce.

Maybe if I'd stop whining about our unproductive garden, God would send an abundance. After all — I have planted; "God giveth the increase." — 1 Corinthians 3:7.

I also bought a typewriter. It was the same guy who convinced me to buy the Monty's. He's a salesman, all right! Actually, I was in the market for a new one. This one is Amish! It has a rechargeable battery — and a screen, so I can see all my typos.

I was almost — almost — convinced to buy a Green Egg grill, a Mini Max, just our size. Except the price tag! I couldn't handle that!

That was from S&S Heating. Those grills are good, but no, at this time, we can't, much as I'd like to. We don't have a grill, but I guess we need to go with something cheaper.

The next event on our list was the Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry Benefit, which was set for March 15. I realize for some of you reading this, it will be history. We always enjoy going. They have a haystack supper.

Then, on March 22, we have the Philip Mast benefit. They are a young family and Philip has had a hip replacement and will need more surgeries. That means time off from work and no income.

Grilled chicken is on the menu along with a lunch stand and, as always, soft-serve ice cream and fresh-baked goodies. So come on out for food, fellowship and helping out a family in need.

In closing, there are two times to thank the Lord — when you feel like it and when you don't.

This week's recipe is Butterhorns. Erwin's sisters used to make THE BEST. I haven't had any in years. Wonder if they still make them?


1 cup milk, scalded

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 package yeast

3 eggs, beaten

4 1/2 cups flour

Melted butter

Heat milk; add shortening, sugar and salt. Cool to lukewarm, add yeast and stir. Add eggs and then flour. Knead lightly on a floured surface.

Put dough into a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled.

Divide into three parts and roll each into a circle. Brush with melted butter. Cut into 12 pie-shaped wedges. Roll up each wedge starting from the wide end, making a crescent shape. Put on greased pans, cover, let rise until very light.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned; watch carefully so they don't overbake.

Remove from oven and brush tops with butter. Enjoy!

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