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Knowledge To Grow – DIY Rain Barrel

Using rain barrels to collect and conserve water creates an alternative supply that will not tax the groundwater supply or hike up your water bill.  For each inch of rain that falls on 500 square feet of roof, you can collect 300 gallons of water.  It has become a rather popular do-it-yourself project for gardeners.  …

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Curious About the Amish Culture: What is Amish School Like?

A friend who recently visited wondered out loud, “I wonder what it would be like to go to an Amish school?” I thought her question was a great one, with now being the end of the school year and students graduating. And so, with pen in hand and “detective” hat on head, I set out …

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Knowledge To Grow – Container Plant Combinations

Whether you are using perennials or annuals, choosing from all the different varieties can be a bit overwhelming.  I like to choose plant combinations in three’s. Begin by picking one plant as the foundation.   Then decide if you want to organize your threesome by texture, shape or color.  A combination of any of these design …

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Embracing Change

Meet Our New Guest Blogger: Cathy Safiran and her husband have been gracing the grounds of the Shipshewana Flea Market for 25 years! As vendors, they truly enjoy meeting new people. Cathy’s blog is called “A Vendor’s Two Cents,” but her insights are priceless. Stop by booths 908 and 909 and say hello! Welcome to the …

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What Do The Shipshewana Auction & Amusement Parks Have in Common?

Family time is meant to be fun, exciting, and memorable. For those reasons, many families choose to spend a day at an amusement park. But, have you ever considered spending quality family time at Wednesday’s Shipshewana Auction? This event is an equally fun way to create family memories while also inducing excitement for all. It’s …

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Serene, Clean & Ice Cream

Three words describe Amish Log Cabin Lodging located within Shipshewana Campground. Word #1–Serene. 14 cabins with full shower and television line the far back hillside of the property, while six “rustic” cabins glide to the west. These latter cabins are “rustic” in that they have no shower facilities. Those are located in a red barn …

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Quilt News, Views and Stories from Shipshewana

Introducing Rebecca Haarar: Rebecca Haarer collects quilts, gives Amish Quilt Trunk Show presentations, owns Rebecca Haarer Arts and Antiques in Shipshewana, and loves living and sharing adventures in the Amish-Mennonite community in which she was born and raised. “Quilting in the Ditch” No, as you may wonder, I am not standing in water up to my waist protectively …

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Buy Local at 20 Flea Market Vendors

Yesterday I hung out for a little while with the Shipshewana Flea Market manager Michael Christner. He introduced me to several flea market vendors and allowed me to take a few photos. His patience really impressed me, as he is in charge of the entire market and literally hundreds and hundreds of vendors. If I …

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Bright Morning Star Bed & Breakfast Really Shines

The guys will love this bed and breakfast because of its location out on the rural countryside. They can stretch their legs, pet the cows, or talk to the birds—they’ll listen! The ladies will love this bed and breakfast because of the aesthetics. From fresh flowers that match the hand-sewn quilts, to the cozy sitting …

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