Amish Country Journal

Reports and musings from Indiantree Farm, in Holmes County, Ohio -- the largest Amish community in the world. See more about author Larry D. Miller and Amish Country at

Monday, April 24, 2006

The grass is growing and the redbuds are in full bloom on Indiantree Farm. It's a glorious time to be in Ohio's Amish country.
The neighbors are all plowing and planting. The heifers are romping through the pasture like teenagers running off a bad case of cabin fever.
It's been warm, and mostly sunny, and that has drawn out what seems like a record number of flies and tourists, not that there's any connection between the two.
We're mowing again these past two weeks -- about three hours each week -- which gives us plenty of time to sit and think about such things.