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Amish Women in Business
July 18, 2016

7.19.16  It was a fun trip. Met some interesting hard working people and had lots of good food!  Tom & Tomi F.

7.21.16  What a wonderful fun filled day.  So many Amish families and farms and people.  I really enjoyed myself and am looking forward to our next trip.   Betty K.

7.24.16  I had to let you know what a lovely trip the Amish Women in Business was.  I had a wonderful time and would go again if you offer it.   Nancy H.

We first made a quick break stop at Das Dutchman Essenhaus and picked up Karleen Richter, our step-on guide, for a tour to visit a few businesses run by Amish women.  What a great adventure this was!

Our first stop was at Ruth's Weaving, where she make woven rugs and baskets, and also sells some household goods.  Her son also sells coal to the Amish community.  Her granddaughter was also there selling cookies.

After traveling a bit through the beautiful Indiana Amish backroads, our next stop was Sonshine Baskets, where they make baskets from scratch.

Below is the hamper I purchased.

It was then time for lunch at The Carriage House in Topeka, Indiana.  Elaine demonstrated her quick method of making cinnamon rolls, while we all ate the cinnamon roll that was at our place settings.  She also had a few household items for sale.

We were served homemade bread with peanut butter spread and apple butter, 2 marvelous salads, and homemade chicken noodle soup.

On the way to our next stop, we made a stop at a couple of the beautiful quilt gardens, which were in full glorious bloom.

Our next stop was Little Helpers Quilt Shop.

A very unique technique in making a rug.

Our next stop was Bender Camel Dairy.  They had the most darling baby camel who loved all of the attention.  The camels are milked and the milk sold for health enrichment.  They also make soaps and lotions from the camel milk.

And a mom and baby goat.

Our last stop was to visit Carolyn at her home, where she demonstrated the art of making the popular peanut butter spread.

Tom volunteered to assist in mixing the spread and he got a special treat for his assistance.

We were served blueberry pie, peanut butter pie, and cherry pie.  Most of us took a half piece of each.

Their beautiful porch and back yard.