Stories by Arthur Bolduc

Meet the ice breakers: Amish ice-cutting frolic

Sunday, February 8, 2015

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Despite some dictionary definitions of a frolic include a drunken brawl, in an Amish community, it’s more a social event.

Annual plow day helps preserve draft horse farming traditions

Friday, May 25, 2012

That’s what it’s all about: preserving and improving draft horse skills and traditions and passing them on to the next generation.

Ohioan tests sorghum syrup waters

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NUNDA, Ohio — A few years ago, when Crist Nisley was growing more corn than he needed and found the market flooded, he thought of selling the surplus, but then he decided it was time to practice guerilla economics. That is, switch from a commodity in over-supply to one in demand. There wasn’t much out […]

Playing in the dirt: Draft horse plow match preserves the skills of earlier era

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

(Scroll down to see more photos from this year’s U.S. draft horse plowing match, held in Dayton, Ohio.) DAYTON, Ohio — Carriage Hill MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio, hosted the Ohio state and U.S. draft horse plowing matches over Labor Day weekend, establishing bragging rights for a year for a host of enthusiasts. During the last […]

Ice cutting a tradition for Amish

Friday, February 27, 2009

HOWARD, Ohio — They say it’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow somebody some good. This cold January has certainly helped the fuel dealers, and it has put a thick layer of ice on farm ponds.


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