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Shop Where the Amish Shop From the Comfort of Your Couch

Check out this "Low Tech Superstore"

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Paula Bolyard

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September 10, 2013 - 11:00 am
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It ain't cheap to be low-tech. You don't want to think about what a new buggy and dress tack for two horses would set you back. I've become a suburban degenerate in recent years but I used to live a more "frontier" lifestyle, Hell, most everybody in Alaska did thirty or forty years ago, and another source was The Cumberland General Store; don't know if they're still around but their catalog was a real trip through history. I bought a good-sized dinner bell, still in sand cast, from them in the '90s to use to call the kids home for meals. I've never been good with ropework or knots and it forced me to learn to tie a stopper knot called a monkey fist long before I ever had a boat. On boats, a monkey fist, usually with a lead weight in it, is what you use to heave a line to somebody on the dock when you tie up. Anyway, when I got a boat, I knew how to make one so I had a homemade one in my cockpit and the "salts" on the dock were suitably impressed.
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If you give blood in the Amish areas around here the Red Cross will enter you into a drawing to WIN a buggy! (Hemophilia is a big problem in the Amish community.)
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Paula, Paula, Paula.... Shame on you.

Haven't you ever heard, "Thou shalt not covet"? I'm working on it, and here you go reminding me about Lehman's catalog!

Thanks a lot, sister!


;-)

49 weeks ago
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Always glad to help...?

(Maybe you can justify it with Ephesians 5:15?)
49 weeks ago
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Nevermind, the Northern Tool catalog arrived today, so I'm a bit distracted....


:D
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They also have 21-qt canning pots, enamel dishware, and gobs of books. If you want a woodstove for your home, check out their selection.
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