Monday, February 24, 2014

Ohio Amish Country Home & Garden Show

The Buckeye Event Center, located in Dalton, Ohio, is hosting the Amish Country Home & Garden Show, February 27, 28, and March 1, 2014, where some of the finest handcrafted furniture and kitchen cabinets in the state will be featured. Attend and experience the true quality of Amish products from: Furniture, Builders, Kitchen Cabinets, Landscaping, Flooring, Windows, Siding, and many more.

The show hours will be:
Thursday - 1:00 pm. - 7:00 pm.
Friday - 10:00 am. - 9:00 pm.
Saturday - 9:00 am. - 6:00 pm.

Admission to the show will be $5 for adults, and Free for children under the age of 12. This event is sponsored by: Home Appliance, Little Cottage, Grandvview Landscaping, MCTV, WQKT, and The Daily Record. For a complete list of venders Click Here.

For those attending this unique Home and Garden show: The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast has availability Thursday, February 27 - Sunday, March 2, 2014, including our Apple Hill property in Millersburg, Ohio. To reserve your room for this weekend call 330-674-7600!

Submitted by: Elizabeth Beam
February 24, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast Oatmeal Pancake Recipe Featured In Ohio Magazine

The Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast is pleased to share it's most requested recipe, Oatmeal Pancakes, featured this month, March, 2014, in Ohio Magazine.  Here at The Barn Inn, we make double or quadruple quantities of the recipe and put some in the refrigerator to fry up in the morning.  We place the remaining batter in tubs and freeze for another breakfast.  It freezes exceptionally well.

These pancakes are so good that you really don't need syrup, but go ahead, make them especially delectable with your favorite syrup, fruit sauce, white chocolate sauce, or buttermilk topping.  This recipe and Loretta's comments will be archived and available for viewing at Ohio Magazine feature article.

                                         Barn Inn Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

             4 cups oats (regular or quick)               1/2 cup melted butter
             1 cup flour                                             1 cup milk
             2 teaspoons baking powder                  4 cups buttermilk
             2 teaspoons baking soda                      1/3 cup sugar
             1 teaspoon cinnamon                             4 eggs
            1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix together oats and dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Combine butter, eggs, milk, buttermilk, and sugar in separate bowl.  In a separate microwave-safe bowl, heat 1 cup milk, then add the melted butter, making sure to blend; then add the buttermilk and eggs. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and combine thoroughly.  Refrigerate at least eight hours, so that the oatmeal can absorb the liquids.  After several hours in the refrigerator, the batter will become thick, so add more milk until desired pouring consistency is obtained.  (We used 1 cup.)  Pancakes can be served with fruit sauce, maple syrup, chocolate sauce, or buttermilk syrup.

Enjoy, enjoy.

Breakfast at The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast serves a full, hot country breakfast daily.  Along with our breakfast, we share highlights of Holmes County's Amish County, helping guests find attractions, shops, and unique stops that are of greatest interest to them.

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
February 21, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Bed and Breakfast Guests Ask If Amish Will Participate in Obamacare

Guests of the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast have been asking us about the Amish and Obamacare or The Affordable Care Act.  Will the Amish need to participate?  How will the Swartzentruber, or poorest of the Amish be able to participate?

According to Reuters writer, Daniel Kelley, the Amish and some Amish-Mennonites will not be required to participate in the Affordable Care Act due to a little-known provision in the law that provides exemption.  It is the same law that provides the Amish exemption from paying into Social Security, thereby receiving no Social Security benefits.

The Amish hold to the Bible verse, "but if any provide not...for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." (I Timothy 4:8).  They believe that paying social security would be expecting the government to care for their elderly members; and by participating they would be denying their faith.  Mandating their participation would be "abridging and infringing" on their religious beliefs. The Amish teach personal responsibility and mutual aid and strictly oppose federal intervention into their lives.

Holmes County Amish Making Hay

The Amish first opposed the government when in 1935 Congress passed "The Social Security Act," in which one component of that act is called "Old Age Survivors Insurance."  The Amish have always maintained a self-sufficiency stance wherein they adamantly refuse governmental assistance, whether in the form of farm subsidy, food assistance, social security benefits, or any other governmental aid. The Amish, and sometimes Mennonites, have on several occasions, gone to Washington to seek freedom from federal aid.  The Amish are not opposed to paying taxes; however, they are opposed to the participation in insurance.

The battle between the IRS and the Amish progressed into the 1960's, when in 1961, in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, the IRS seized work horses from Amishman, Valentine Byler, for payment of taxes due.  A detailed and most interesting history of this account and the years-long disagreement between the government and Amish is written by Brad Igou at Amish Country News.

Holmes County Amish Home In Winter

The Amish value their distinctiveness and self-sufficiency. In the spirit of Christian love, they share in meeting their brothers' and sisters' needs, often holding community auctions to pay catastrophic medical bills. Such an example occurred several years ago when a young husband and father of three sustained injuries from a fall from a tree stand while hunting. Unfortunately, several years after surgery and extensive medical care, he passed away, leaving his wife and the Amish community with medical bills totaling into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.  An auction was held where the Amish donated vast quantities of merchandise; where proceeds exceeded more than was needed for the medical bills.  Community elders make sure that the widow and the children are cared for.

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
February 17, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Holmes County Ohio Butchers Process Deer Meat

Deer hunters will be pleased to know that there are several Holmes County, Ohio butchers that process deer meat into a variety of meat products such a deer bologna, deer sticks, or simply ground meat.  Of course, this service is provided only during hunting season.  Please first contact any of these processors for details and specifics. Arrangements must be made for meat processing, as they get booked up.  Keep in mind that most Amish business telephone numbers go to voice mail, and the owners are quite prompt in returning calls.

The Troyer's Trail Bologna Company in Trail, accepts boneless deer meat to process through specific dates in December and then again in January.  For the year of December 2013-January 2014 their finished product price was $2.25 per pound; vacuum sealed, $2.50 per pound.  They are located at 6552 State Route 515 in Trail.  Phone number is 330-893-2414. Call for receiving hours.

Troyer's Trail Bologna
Miller's Custom Meats,  located at 5493 CR 68, Millersburg, OH 44654; in Beck's Mills, processes beef, hogs, and deer.  Ring Bologna, summer sausage, hot dogs, & deer sticks.  Owner Ben Raber Hrs: M-F 7-7, Sat 7-5; phone number is 330-893-1336. Amish owned.

Yoder Custom Meats, 7508 Honeytown Rd, Fredericksburg, OH 44627, 330-695-5312, Butchering of beef, hogs, and deer. They make Summer Sausage, Bologna, Wieners, Kielbasa, and Snack Sticks; offer curing and smoking; John M. Yoder is the owner. Amish owned.

Beitzel's Farm and Meat Processing, 5557 Cemetery Hill Road, SW, Stonecreek, open 8:30 to 5 p.m., closed on Tuesday.

Baltic Country Meats, 3457 SR 93, Baltic; open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-F), open 7:30 a.m. to noon (Sat.).

Rural Holmes County

This post is by The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast in Holmes County Ohio, where on our website, we host the Ohio Amish Business Directory listing many Amish businesses that do not have a website. If you are seeking an Amish business, we here at the Barn Inn will do our best to locate the business you are seeking. There is no zoning in Holmes County, so a business can be found on nearly every back road or just around the next bend.

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
February 5, 2014