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Amish Friends

Discussion in 'Everything Else Homestead Living' started by CrealCritter, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Aug 18, 2018
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    My wife has developed a relationship with Amish lady well actually 2 Amish ladies that live right next door to each other. They have 12 chickens between the two families and are always short on eggs. So they bake my wife a loaf of bread and my wife gives them 3 dozen eggs. Same arragement holds true for Amish butter a block of butter for 3 dozen eggs.

    This is like the perfect arrangement... I love the fresh baked bread, and butter both are delicious. I can tell the bread was baked in a wood stove because it has just a hint of smokey flavor. The bread is so good warmed up in the toaster and spread with Amish butter and local honey.
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    I'm thinking about giving them a couple of burbon red turkeys. I couldn't think of anyone better to give turkey chicks too. What a nice group of folks the Amish are. I love it when they pull up to my house in their horse and buggy, it's a really cool thing. I need to find time to spend more time with them, they can teach me so much that I would really like to learn.
     
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    baymule

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    I wish we had Amish in our neighborhood.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2018
    TexasLisa

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    CrealCritter, you are so lucky. When we lived in Indiana, they lived in the surrounding communities. They were always at the Steam Engine Shows. Please share whatever you learn from them.
     
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    sumi

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    That looks and sounds like a wonderful arrangement! As does giving them some turkey poults :)
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    I'm jealous! No Amish around here (even though I do have a great neighbor on one side of me). I love bartering! And such a sweet idea to offer them some turkey poults. Fresh bread and butter does sound awesome!
     
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    GettysburgGarden

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    I envy you.. but that was the way things worked before things got way-way to complicated.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2018
    FarmerJamie

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    Good neighbors are good neighbors regardless of their demographic. :)
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    And that's the truth!
     
  9. Aug 19, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    QFT
     
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    Chic Rustler

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    I always wanted to be amish. But i dont think they take converts....and i cuss a little

    :gig
     

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