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Saturday, September 24, 2011


Love those lion earrings, Linda. Looks like a ton of work.

The fried chicken at "The Blue Gate" in Shipshewana has the some of the best fried chicken I have ever tasted outside my family farm. I'm sure you know where ir is and you have sometime so check it out. Oh, they're doing a great breakfast buffet now as well.


Love the earrings! Can't wait to see them on you. They would look great with that necklace.

Why don't you post business income and expenses anymore???

I thought the Amish eschewed electricity. Would you be able to enlighten us as to why there was electric lighting in the dining room?


We've shared more financial details of our life than anyone else in the RV world, and at some point that may not be a wise thing to do. I don't know that we are there yet, and we may still post the business info. I go back and forth on that decision each month. I'm not sure enough of our audience cares about it compared to the effort it takes to post it AND the privacy issues it creates for us (from a business standpoint). To date, we've only had about a half a dozen people inquire about that aspect of the financials, so there hasn't been much incentive to post the numbers this year. :)

I knew someone was going to ask that question. Linda was right again - I should have talked about it in the entry. :)

The Amish often use electricity in their businesses and they use solar panels, generators, and batteries for electricity in their homes for some purposes. Mostly, they don't like being tied to the public electrical grid.

Here is a good article on the subject:

This particular home had secondary lighting, so it looked like they only used the electric lighting for the dinners they serve. I didn't hear a generator running, but there could have been one or they could have been using an inverter and batteries. The lights did flicker every once in awhile, so I'm pretty sure they weren't using public power.

Cool! Thanks for the info.

I must apologize for not mentioning this in the first post: I really, really like the lion earrings. :-D

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