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OHIO 2017

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41 w w w . o h i o h a s i t . c o m home, and people can watch baking and canning that takes place there. e smaller house has been preserved in the 1866 era. "We live on the property, but no one actually lives in the homes be- cause we have a large number of visitors who tour them," said owner Trent Yoder, whose farm has been in his family since 1972. "We enjoy explaining the history and customs of the Amish and keep the farm very uncommercial, so people really get a feel for our lifestyle and culture." e 119-year-old barn, which is the center of an Old Order Amish homestead, has baby animals in certain seasons. In the one-room schoolhouse, groups can meet an Amish teacher and learn about the Amish parochial school system. Short Amish buggy rides are given by members of the church. e bakery, a visitor favorite, sells a large selection of jams and jel- lies, as well as homemade breads, cinnamon rolls and many diff erent kinds of cookies. e gift shop, originally a hog house, sells numerous items, among them locally made dolls without a face, an Amish tradi- tion; hand-quilted wall hangings; and quilts. Courtesy Yoder's Amish Home Farm goats at Yoder's H E R I TAG E Full Circle Traditions are worth repeating. Share our heritage. Share our beauty. Call 877-643-7874 for a Group Travel Packet. www.visitamishcountry.com

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