Kathy's New book Walking Away~ from Amish to English released in April 2015
“Walking Away” is a heartwarming and tear jerking collection of true stories about the lives of young men and women who have left their Amish upbringing to seek out the world that most of us take for granted. A world where electricity, telephones, hot running water and motor driven vehicles are part of our everyday life.
When the Old Order Amish leave their way of life it is often not only a way of life that they are leaving, but also their Amish families and friends. It is the practice of Shunning that will cut them off from the only life they have known.
Author Kathy Kuderer has shared stories of those that have left that life, and also the stories of Mothers and Fathers, Brothers and Sisters, Grandparents and Friends who have been left behind.
You will be transported into another world, feeling the joys and sorrows of many individuals and their families. Kathy has worked with the Amish for over 20 years and is very knowledgeable about their way of life. She has come to know many ExAmish as well and is privileged to share their stories with you.
This book is available for $16.99 plus tax and shipping. Contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order today. Book is available at The Village Shops at Down A Country Road.
Visit our New Store!
The Olde Newry Store
Gifts, Home Decor & More
In the summer of 2014, Chuck and Kathy purchased an old general store building that was built in the late 1800's and had it renovated by Amish friends and others to become a beautiful Gift Shop. The Olde Newry Store is located just a few miles from Down A Country Road, on Hwy 27, 2 miles south of Cashton at the junction of Co. PC
The Olde Newry Store features beautiful giftware, home decor and more. Generally open the same hours as The Village Shops at Down A Country Road. We will be glad to give you specific directions when you visit us here at The Village Shops at Down A Country Road.
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going on here at Down A Country Road
Chuck and Kathy Kuderer and family invite you to their farm, near Cashton Wisconsin, in the heart of Wisconsin's largest Amish community.
Set deep in the heart of southwestern Wisconsin you will find a serene spot nestled in the valley 2 miles east of Cashton, along State hwy 33. Set amongst the gorgeous rolling country side, the Kuderer farm is home to the Village Shops at Down A Country Road.
The Village Shops include:
Down A Country Road will take you back in time to a quieter, simpler way of life. As you visit the Kuderer farm you will sense the quiet tranquility of a day in the country. Located in southwest Wisconsin's driftless region, Chuck and Kathy, along with their children, Jenny, Jason, Jeremy and Janessa, a non-Amish family, have established a special friendship with many of the Old Order Amish families that surround the Cashton area. The Gift shops at Down A Country Road reflect that friendship as the Kuderer's work with approximately 45 Amish families that bring their products to sell in the gift shops built on the Kuderer farm by the Amish. You will find a wide variety of Amish made furniture, quilts, rugs, baskets, home made candies, jams and jellies, maple syrup, honey products and so much more!
The Kuderer's also work with many other local Artisans who bring their wares to the gift shops at Down A Country Road to market to people from around the world. They are very proud to offer you these items as well as much unique gift ware that Kathy has sought out by attending many markets.
Tours of Amish Country
You may want to consider taking a tour of Amish Country to learn more about the customs and traditions of the Old Order Amish. Please see our Tours page for information on what we can offer you.
Open 10-5 Mondays thru Saturday, May thru October.
Our online store is open 24/7 365 days a year!
Closed Sundays and possibly Holidays.
Subject to close without notice. This is very rare, but can happen as we are sole proprietors.
Chuck & Kathy Kuderer 608-654-5318