While many people are fascinated by the culture of the Amish and Mennonites, very few get to experience our life from an inside perspective. Savor the simple moments + learn new skills as you join in everyday life on our farm. We'll be making pies, doing farm chores and cooking food from garden-fresh ingredients. Throughout the weekend as we tend, build, harvest + cook you'll learn not only the skills and craftsmanship that have been passed down for generations, but the rich heritage that inspires our simple way of life. Although you may not realize it, the Amish and Mennonites are just two of many groups that share a common history + beliefs. Beginning 500 years ago and broadly termed "Anabaptists," our churches and communities are scattered across the globe, with over 4 million members worldwide. As we go through this adventure together you’ll be able to learn about the wide variety of traditions within our communities, from the most traditional to more modern groups.. each seeking to uphold the same deeply-valued principles in the way that works for them. As we visit together, our desire is that this experience will leave you refreshed and with a desire to find what these values can mean to you in your own life and community.
Hey, I'm Will. My wife Jewel and I live in N. Indiana and are the parents of three vibrant kiddos. It's a messy but wonderful life, as together we're fixing up our 100-year-old homestead. Jewel and I are part of a small BRETHREN community, which means we drive cars and have electricity, while still deeply valuing the ideals + principles that we share with our other Anabaptist groups. We find inspiration in our traditions of simplicity, community + faith, grappling with how to find the heart of these principles + live them out in a modern world. We look forward to opening our home and our lives, and know that as we share and learn together we'll both end up the richer for it. Will + Jewel Kate, Jane + Frank To see glimpses of our life and join in our online conversations, find us on Instagram at @this_simple_life.
2 早餐, 2 晚餐, 2 午餐
Do you have dietary restrictions? We'll help you make recipe adjustments and will do our best to have recipe substitutions on hand!
Simple living in Indiana Amish country