This giveaway is now over! Congratulations to Rebecca (kmmosher) and Christina Jacobson! Ladies, please send me your name and mailing address to claim your books. Please scroll down to the section labeled “How Reader Friend of the Month Works” for more details on this monthly giveaway and instructions on how to enter. You asked for… Read more »
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UPDATE: This giveaway is now over! Congratulations to Kerri Williams Ruth. Kerri has won a copy of Pioneering Today–Faith and Home the Old Fashioned Way, by Melissa K. Norris. This week’s post is from blogger and author, Melissa K. Norris. She’ll give some great pointers on how to grow your own kitchen herbs, even if… Read more »
Please scroll down to the section labeled “How Reader Friend of the Month Works” for more details on this monthly giveaway and instructions on how to enter. The Winnowing Season releases in only ONE WEEK! I will give TWO winners (chosen by Random.org) autographed copies of the entire Amish Vines and Orchards series, which… Read more »
Last week, I posted about the different types of heating stoves the Amish use to keep their homes warm through the winter. In The Winnowing Season, Rhoda is excited to rebuild her canning business in the new Amish settlement in Maine. After researching how the Amish start and run a business compared to how we as non-Amish start and run a small business, I’ve seen a pattern that at times gives them the upper hand in becoming a success and hanging on to it. At other times those Amish ways work against them—at least for a season.
While visiting an Amish friend one winter, I woke to the gentle creaking of old wooden steps, and I knew my dear friend was on her way to the cellar to add wood to the stove. Her husband was on a three-day hunt, and while he’s gone she’s diligent about maintaining the wood stove so her family stays warm throughout the night and no one shivers when crawling out of bed in the morning.