Monthly Archives: July 2013

Before GPS

Rhoda and I liked to  explore. Soon after we arrived in Goshen we discovered we needed a GPS.  We could deliberately get lost in the Elkhart/Goshen country side and use our GPS to find our way home.  That was fun.  Listening to the Martin … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Winnowing

The Old Fool is  having some thoughts about change.   The thoughts continued on Sunday morning as I drove with son Conrad through Amish country to Forks Mennonite to church. Change occurs slowly among the Amish because of the power vested in the bishop and an Amish congregation. The ban slows … Continue reading

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Highlight – Winnowing Worldwide

Winnowing grain can be done one by one or by a community working together. Neighboring farmers came with their wagons to my Uncle Walter’s fields to haul the sheaves of wheat to the barn.  As a youth, I joined them.  I … Continue reading

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