An Amish garden in August, bustling and gleeful
Laura Anne Lapp in her family’s garden in Newburg, Pa., with sons Micah, 3, (foreground) and Thomas, 4, each with an armload of potatoes. Not only does she grow vegetables, but she also cooks and bakes, makes clothes, and tends to 18 egg-laying hens. (APRIL SAUL / Staff Photographer)
The second corn crop is coming in and peaches are practically falling from the sky. There are tomatoes and cucumbers to pick, potatoes and carrots to dig, and for Laura Anne Lapp, it’s canning time.
“August is the busy season,” says Laura, 32, author of a new book called An Amish Garden, a month-by-month chronicle of a full year in her Cumberland County, Pa., garden.
Actually, every season is busy for this Old Order Amish wife and mother of three. She not only grows food and puts things up, she also cooks and bakes from scratch, makes clothes, and tends to 18 egg-laying hens and one noisy rooster.
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