The Herald Bulletin

Overnight Update


October 3, 2012

Amish Cook: Hard to believe that winter is creeping up on us

Another week has flown by, making this the last column for September. Autumn is here now and it is obvious. Mornings are chillier, leaves are starting to fall, and some of our trees are getting that colorful look. We haven’t had a killing frost yet but have had temperatures in the upper 30s.

Sister Emma’s son Stephen came off the bus around noon. I had just finished hanging out the laundry. Susan and I have been baby sitting for our friend Amy’s two children this week. Matthew is 2 and Emily just turned 1 earlier this month. Susan was kept busy tending to the little ones while I did laundry. Emily is starting to take steps now. I almost forgot all the things that two little ones can get into. A favorite seems to be my sewing machine drawers. I forgot that my house was not childproof anymore. I think we have everything under control with moving things up a little higher and the stairs gated shut. Little Emily just notices right away if the gate is not by the stairway. Matthew is not a problem and plays really well. He loves when Susan takes him to see the pony. Yesterday we took him for a pony and cart ride. He was so excited, he would have done that all day.

The sun hasn’t been out much today but there is a nice breeze blowing, so hopefully the clothes will dry. Loretta is counting the days until she can have her cast taken off. She has two weeks to go yet. Daughter Verena will be fitted for a new AFO foot brace next week. Usually they need to be changed around every nine months while they are still growing but she has had this for almost a year. Wearing the brace has sure helped her a lot.

My husband, Joe, ended up going to a doctor again, as he just didn’t seem to be getting better. They gave him two antibiotics and is getting some relief finally. He has had some pretty miserable nights already. The doctor said if this doesn’t help he should get his chest X-rayed.

Tomorrow night our neighbors Joas and Susan will bring us supper. That will be a treat. They want Jacob, Emma and family to come, too. We have ordered our coal for the winter. It is so hard to believe that it is that time of the year. Before we know it, it’ll be butchering season again. I hope we can butcher pork early this winter, as I only have sausage left in cans and none in the freezer.

After Loretta’s bed is moved upstairs, I want to get started painting the dining room, living room and kitchen area again. I also have the material now to sew curtains for the bedrooms upstairs that haven’t had any since the fire. After the fire there was not a sign of the boys’ curtains left; they melted right off the curtain rods. Seems like winter is coming up too fast and we still have lots to do.

Text Only
  • FEA-HB0727-MCWinery-JC6.JPG Having a wine time

    Cathy Hensley’s never been much of a drinker. It wasn’t something that interested her very much, so it seemed unfathomable that she would ever run a winery. But after her son Eric offered her and her husband, Duke, some wine he made, it changed things.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Eating hot dogs requires reading labels, moderation Nothing seems more American for many than shooting off fireworks and eating hot dogs on the Fourth of July, but now that the holiday is over it might be safer to leave the franks behind.

    July 8, 2014

  • Reader recipes: July 2

    The Herald Bulletin has been requesting readers’ favorite recipes to share. This week Harry Kirchenbauer has shared his wife Maureen’s recipe for Granny Cake. He says every time they take it to an outing, he always take along copies of the recipe to fill immediate requests.

    July 2, 2014

  • Reader Recipe: June 4 Dianna Walston of Fortville is sharing two of her favorite recipes with The Herald Bulletin readers.

    June 3, 2014

  • FEA - HB0521 - Food Trucks - 02 Lining up for some grub A steady stream of customers visited this season’s third Food Truckin’ Thursday at Citizens Plaza in downtown Anderson.

    May 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Reader Recipes: May 21 Bettie Hurt of Fairmount has shared two of her favorite recipes with The Herald Bulletin readers.

    May 20, 2014

  • Food Healthy Jerk Chicken [Duplicate] A healthy way with fiery chicken and cooling watermelon salsa It's barbecue season, and chicken is the ideal candidate to get you grilling. Why? Chicken is light, it easily picks up the marinade of your choice, and it cooks quickly. But this recipe is not for your everyday grilled chicken. This is spicy Jamaica

    May 6, 2014 3 Photos

  • Reader recipe The Herald Bulletin recently made a request to our readers to share their favorite recipes. Nicole Winkler shared this recipe for Bunny Race Cars, just in time for the month of May.

    May 6, 2014

  • FEA - HB0423 - food truck file -NE Food Truckin' Thursday returns

    A new favorite that combines food and cars is rolling back into town next week. Food Truckin' Thursday starts back up May 1. For about six months, local vendors will pull up their food trucks to Citizens Park Plaza at Ninth and Main streets from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Food Healthy Easter [Duplicate] Saving carrots from a sugary fate

    Typically, we prepare carrots much as we prepare sweet potatoes (their distant orange cousins) at Thanksgiving — by glazing them and otherwise shoveling on extra sugar.

    March 25, 2014 4 Photos