At the Flower and Produce Auction in Mt. Hope, local Amish farmers cart in various plants by the lot.
Amish Country in the fall draws visitors from all around the country.
Two young Amish boys make their way back home.
Several shops line the quiet streets in Winesburg.
In the spring and summer, flowers are as common as buggies in Holmes County. Every year, the Lamplight Inn in Berlin has hundreds of tulips.
Farmers using work horses in the field are a common sight, especially in the spring and fall.
From roadside flower shops and organic options to colorful nurseries, Holmes County is a haven for gardeners.
Release Date: Jun. 15, 2008
Horse Progress Days
Horse Progress Days returns to
The Horse Progress Days’ objective is “to show that draft animal power is possible, practical and profitable,” and organizers plan to accomplish this with seminars on topics such as pasture management, collar and harness fitting, horse health, grazing, produce farming, logging and round pen training. Participants will also get to try the latest carriages, harness and tack, collars, feed, farrier and health items, all of which are products of the
Also highlighting the two-day event will be an appearance by Lynn Miller of Small Farmers Journal. He will give a talk on the topic “Why Horse Farming?” On both Friday and Saturday, demonstrations will be held on spreaders, plows and tillage at 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.; produce at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; haymaking at 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.; and logging throughout both days. The logging activities this year will include an especially thorough review of techniques and equipment for sawing, log skidding, tree removal and timber framing. On Friday at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday at 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. is the breed presentation.
On Thursday, July 3, a Manufacturers and Farms Tour will take a group to several of the businesses involved with Horse Progress Days. This tour, which is 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., includes stops at six locations as well as lunch. A shopping tour of the
Individuals interested in attending the Horse Progress Days in
The Manufacturers and Farms Tour costs $72 per person and the Shopping Tour is $54.50 per person. Reservations for either can be made through Amish Heritage Tours at 330-893-3232.