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, November 24, 2008

Winter creeps onto the farm

    We can often see bad weather coming from atop the always-windy Indiantree hill a mile north of Walnut Creek.
    Most times, it comes at us from the west side of the big red barn, out of the southwest. Today was no different. Today's full cocktail of rain, ice and snow hit us from around the barn like a round-house punch.
    It's a good day to sit by the fire and be glad that, unlike our Amish neighbors, we have no cows to milk.