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We are into the first week of March which is unbelievable. It makes us think of spring but the weather outside is telling us something a whole lot different.
We had 200 gallons of propane delivered here this morning. The price was $2.69 a gallon which is probably the most we have paid since we started using it.
We are having thunder, lightning, and rain right now. The temperature is just over the freezing mark so it turns the driveway into a sheet of ice. It’s a challenge to walk on and for daughter Loretta so much more.
We are still having temperatures below zero on some mornings. We also received a few more inches of snow. The local paper said we have had 41.5 inches of snow this year and the average temperature has been zero.
We are already into the second month of 2014. Many, many inches of snow have fallen already this year. Our neighbor cleaned our drive again yesterday. We have some pretty big snow banks that have accumulated from the drive being cleaned out quite often.
It is Thursday morning and the temperature is 14 degrees. That seems warm after all of these subzero temperatures we’ve had all week.
This my final column of 2013. This is Friday after Christmas. We had a very nice enjoyable Christmas Day. We made a big breakfast casserole the night before with the ingredients being scrambled eggs, shredded potatoes, onions, green peppers, diced cheese, bacon, ham, and then topped with sau…
Oh my! Looking at the calendar Christmas is only 13 days away. It seems such a short time between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas this year.
We are in the first week of December, the final month of 2013. I went to town yesterday to take son Kevin to the dentist. Everywhere you see reminders that the Christmas holiday is approaching fast. It gets dark early so it was dark when we left town. Kevin enjoyed watching all the Christmas lights.
It is Friday and everyone is home today. Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. My sister Emma, her husband Jacob, and children, sisters Verena and Susan and daughter Elizabeth’s friend Timothy all joined us for Thanksgiving dinner.
It is 3:40 a.m. and my husband Joe is waiting on his ride to the factory. Daughter Elizabeth doesn’t have to work today. Her factory let the workers have off since shotgun season opens for the deer hunters today. Elizabeth will go hunting with Timothy, and Susan will accompany Mose. Joe will…
We awoke to a world full of snow flurries. The flakes were big and flaky but none of it stuck to the ground. It was enough to get the children excited about winter weather, especially sledding.
Today (Oct. 18) is Elizabeth’s friend Timothy’s birthday. Happy birthday wishes go out to him. We were going to take supper to Timothy’s house tonight but told him it’s easier if he would come here instead.
Since this is pumpkin season, the column is devoted to two reader favorite recipes involving this tasty autumn garden goodie. More about the happenings in the Eicher household next week!
Sunday morning turned out to be nice and sunny although a bit on the chilly side. Friends and family attended our church services at Jacob and Emma’s house, in honor of baptismal services being held for Mose, Susan and Elizabeth.
We feel blessed to have received some much needed rain tonight. It wasn’t that much but it will help. We haven’t had any rain in quite some time, so everything was dry.
We turned the calendar another page since my last column was written.
This is the last week the children will be home all day. School doors open Tuesday, Sept. 3. Where have all these summer months gone?
The garden is still producing lots of vegetables. Today we made 18 quarts of spaghetti sauce and another 11 quarts of tomato juice. While the girls cut up all the vegetables I sewed a dress and shirt. Still need to put button holes and buttons on the shirt.
It is Thursday morning. Time is going by fast, but I need to take time to get this column in today’s mail. My plans are to go help sister Emma today. She is having a garage sale this weekend. With both her daughters de-tasseling corn I offered to help her organize everything.
Here's a rundown of a recent day.
Editor’s Note: Lovina’s column is on summer break this week. We'd like to wish her and her husband Joe a very happy, blessed anniversary this week (July 15). Meanwhile, it is the season of peaches and zucchini. Here are some favorite recipes from the Amish Cook archives.
It is July 3 and 2013 is half over already. We have been having lots of rain. Last week we had a total of 8 inches. Some report more, some less.
It is a Wednesday afternoon. This morning the temperature was 51 degrees. We went out to weed and hoe in the garden after the morning housework was done. It was cool when we started but the warm sun soon made it get hot. We came in to eat some lunch and take a break.
Church services are now past and are set to be here again in two weeks. Through it all I was battling a cough and lost my voice for a few days. I’m feeling better every day, which I’m glad for. I will share recipes for this week and will write more about church services next week. Tonight is…
We are having a light rain this morning which we are so thankful for. Yesterday we also had some rain and it sure has made my garden perk up. I think we will be having radishes to use soon.
This is Tuesday evening around 10 p.m. It’s late and I should join the rest of the family and go to bed. It seems our days are filled with all the extra cleaning we are doing plus gardening.
It's 7 a.m. and the children just left for school. My husband, Joe, has been at work several hours already and daughter Elizabeth left for her job at 5:15 a.m.
We are having cold, rainy weather again. Monday was nice and sunny so we could get the laundry all dried. We are out of coal so hopefully it won’t get too cold yet.
It is windy and looks like rain. This whole week seems to have been rainy and stormy. Yesterday we managed to get half of our laundry dried before the rain came.
The children went back to school after a week here at home for Spring break. My husband Joe went back to work on Tuesday. The house seems empty during the day. Daughter Susan is working 4 days this week but is home today.
5 a.m. The alarm goes off. I get up because daughter Elizabeth will leave for her job at the factory soon. She has been working a lot of 10-hour days at the factory.
This is a very nice and sunny Thursday with the mercury going over the 50-degree mark on our thermometer. Susan and I did laundry including some curtains.
Rhubarb finds its way into so many baked goods. It just adds a nice, tart taste to everything. Mom baked with her homegrown rhubarb often, and she never had trouble growing rhubarb.
It's a nice sunny day in March although the thermometer shows 25 degrees this a.m. We have all the meat from our beef either in cans or in the freezer.
Here's a recent rundown of a day's activities.
Note: Lovina Eicher's regular Amish Cook column will return next week. For today, Lovina is sharing a couple of quick recipes from "The Amish Cook's Baking Book."
Editor’s Note: Lovina’s church is more progressive when it comes to safety-oriented technology like smoke detectors. When their home was built, local home inspectors required such detectors be installed. Some more conservative Amish groups, like the Swartzentruber Amish, have opposed such devices.
The school will have Friday and Monday off for a mid-winter break. Today is Valentine’s Day so the elementary classes are having their party.
My husband Joe has been home the last three days, not having any work. Makes it a little harder on payday but we shouldn’t complain. God always provides a way if we keep our trust in him.
Hi, I am Susan. I decided to write for Mom this week. My 17th birthday is tomorrow the 24th so my treat to Mom is to write the column for her.
We attended both funerals of my cousins over the weekend. So nice to see cousins, uncles, aunts, and friends that we don’t often see but sad for the reason we had to gather.
The following is a rundown of a recent day.
A whole brand new year lies ahead. What does it have in store for us all? Only God knows so let us put our trust in him. I hope everyone had a great, safe holiday. We had a very nice holiday after the flu bug finally left our house.
I hope everyone had a blessed and healthy Christmas Day. I've been struck with the same flu that has been going around this household. Hopefully I'll be on the mend soon. With Joe off this week and the kids home from school, the house has been full. We've had snow and cold the past few days,…
Wednesday evening and supper is over. Everyone went their own way, some reading, some writing, and some still down with the flu.
It's a nice and sunny but cold day. After a few cloudy days we welcome the sun even more.
Another week has already passed and it is time to write the column again. We have also entered the last month of 2012. Where does time go so fast? I keep thinking next week will be less busy and before I know it the week has passed.
The Thanksgiving holiday is over with and everyone is preparing for Christmas. As we prepare for Christmas let us remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. So often people forget what Christmas is really about.
I hope everyone had a happy, healthy, and blessed Thanksgiving holiday. Hard to believe there's only a month left before 2012 is history. I thought I'd share a few favorite recipes from our family that you might enjoy during the upcoming Christmas season. Try these.
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