Bees

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Rainy April morning . . . Today, I had so much planned. I wanted to transplant kale and Swiss chard, spinach, and broccoli from the greenhouse to the garden. I wanted to put on my bee overalls, hat, and gloves, and check on my hives. But I see that it’s pouring rain, and I’ll have […]

Spring!

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The last days of winter in Delaware are gray, wet and windy, and this is a time for reflecting and for planning the future. It’s also the time that my mailbox explodes with glorious seed catalogs, fictional promises of sweet red strawberries, plump persimmons, juicy apples, and a rainbow of kiwi, mulberries, rosy-cheeked peaches, and […]

Plain Dead

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Plain Dead A novel by Emma Miller When a newspaperman is murdered in the Amish community of Stone Mill, Pennsylvania, Rachel Mast digs up the dirt to find out who wanted to bury the lead… Although she left her Old Order Amish ways in her youth, Rachel discovered corporate life in the English world to […]

A Husband for Mari

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A Husband For Mari Back to Amish Country Struggling single mother Mari Troyer decides to move—temporarily—to the Amish community of Seven Poplars. With a place to stay and a good job, Mari soon fits right in with the warm, welcoming Delaware residents. But when her son asks a matchmaker to find Mari a husband, Mari […]

Thankful

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Often, at dinnertime, before we offer grace, we ask each person what he or she is most thankful for today. The children never fail to give the most enlightening replies that are often wise beyond their years. Last night, one of our little ones, an adventurous and precious three-year-old with an unruly lock of dark […]