Saturday, December 01, 2012
Benefit breakfast for John Henry Beechy.
Yoder Lumber Co. will be hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast benefit from 7 to 11 a.m. on Dec. 29 at the Yoder Lumber Co.'s Berlin branch location, 4515 Township Road 367, Millersburg.
The benefit is being held to help pay for the medical expenses of John Henry Beechy of Saltillo, who worked at Yoder Lumber's Co.'s Berlin location roughly a year ago. He has been unable to work since that time and has spent considerable time in the hospital and is still recovering.
For more information about the benefit or how to help support Beechy, contact Linda at 330-983-3121. Click for article By Chris Knope For The Times-Reporter Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 02:41 PM
Picture credit, Yoder Lumber Berlin Location
Yoder Lumber's Berlin location features kiln drying, grading facilities, and a dimension plant.
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For Amish, life is changing, for Jacob Beachy life moves along much as it always has. Every day, there are the 35 cows that need tending, as well as 90 acres of farmland. His is the life of an Amish farmer, in which family, work, and faith intertwine on one plot of Ohio land.
Yet across the street, on 60 acres that were once a farm, stands a sprawling new mansion, complete with a multidoor garage. A few years back, that land sold for $1.4 million.
“When we moved here in 1968, we thought we were in the sticks,” Mr. Beachy says, rocking in his living-room recliner. “All of this was working farms. It’s changed a lot.”
Indeed, for America’s Amish, much is changing. The Amish are, by one measure, the fastest-growing faith community in the US. Yet as their numbers grow, the land available to support the agrarian lifestyle that underpins their faith is shrinking, gobbled up by the encroachment of exurban mansions and their multidoor garages.
According to the study, there are 456 settlements in the US and Canada – a number forecast to reach 1,000 by 2050. Likewise, the US Amish population – now at 251,000 –is estimated to grow to more than a million by 2050, the researchers add.
In the Amish heartland, these demographics are clashing with geography, as Beachy can attest. “Amish will have to spread out,” Beachy says. “That’s why you see settlements all over – they are looking for farmland. You can’t buy a farm anymore to farm.” Click for article By Mark Guarino, Staff writer / November 30, 2012 Christian Science Monitor
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