Cicadas can be a tasty treat, but can be hazardous

Cicadas can be a tasty treat, but can be hazardous

I’ve heard that cicadas can be eaten. Is that true? Yes, it is true. Cicadas are among those insects that are safe to eat.And if you are among t...

June 11th, 2021 |  


The pressure of canning beans with the Yoders

The pressure of canning beans with the Yoders

Have you ever had the opportunity to can with little helpers? I have. We’ve had so much fun and so many messes.This spring, I decided I would ge...

June 11th, 2021 |  


Sweet potato fries are a healthy, delicious option

Sweet potato fries are a healthy, delicious option

I’ve got a huge sack of sweet potatoes but, besides baking, how else can I prepare them?First, it’s important to note that sweet potatoes ...

June 7th, 2021 |  



COVID-19 quarantine weight gain

COVID-19 quarantine weight gain

Both my wife and I have packed on several pounds since the beginning of quarantine. Do you have any tips on how to help us change out of our quarantin...

April 2nd, 2021 |  


Fostering a beautiful journey

A special thanks to you all for your interest and prayers regarding our foster and adoption journey. It certainly has been an eventful one.Four years ...

March 2nd, 2021 |  


Is it food poisoning?

Is it food poisoning?

I had stomach cramps not long after eating food I typically don’t eat. How do I know if I had food poisoning or if it was something else?The sym...

March 1st, 2021 |  


Care for the caregiver

Care for the caregiver

When you hear the word caregiver, what image comes to mind?Maybe what you see is someone in your family, someone you work with, a friend, or even you....

February 9th, 2021 |  


The Amish Cook: A Yoder love story

As Valentines’ Day rounds the corner, my mind flips back 12 years ago, and how I got to know the man of my dreams.Whether we take the time for a...

February 3rd, 2021 |  


National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 5

National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 5

Join me and wear something red Friday, Feb. 5 for National Wear Red Day®. This day is always the first Friday in February, which is considered He...

January 29th, 2021 |  


Fitness service to the community

Fitness service to the community

Being a personal trainer in this community has been quite an experience. Over seven years I have been able to meet so many people and connect with the...

January 27th, 2021 |