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We are excited to offer a special treat this winter – Indoor S’mores!  We were at an area resturant that offers this treat and thought this would be something fun to offer at Zuber’s!  So after researching various ways to make the S’mores, I found what will work best of us and our guests.  For … Read more

The week of Thanksgiving is always busy! Our routine used to be preparing for a family dinner and possibly preparing to travel. As business owners in the Amana Colonies, the week of Thanksgiving starts off with decorating a tree or trees in the Festhalle Barn, which turns into the beautiful and magical Tannenbaum Forest. Trees … Read more

As we are almost to the end of October, now is the time we begin to think about and plan for the Tannenbaum Forest followed by Prelude to Christmas! The Tannnbaum Forest will open the weekend of November 27- 30. It will be open weekends, closing on December 20th. The Tannenbaum forest is a magical … Read more

For the last several years, each Fall visitors to the Amana Colonies can travel the ‘Scare Crow Trail’ through the outer villages. Each scare crow is unique and fun to look at! You can pick up a list of the locations of each scare crow at the Visitor Center or several of the businesses, then … Read more

We are officially in the season of Fall. Such a beautiful time of the year! Already trees are changing colors and there are mums and pumpkins all around! Another ‘sign of Fall’ is Oktoberfest! Due to COVID, Oktoberfest was cancelled for this year. However several smaller weekend events/activities have been planned! Here is what will … Read more

Another week has gone by, and another full day on Saturday cleaning up our back yard. We were fortunate to have help again this weekend.  Our daughter enjoyed using the chainsaw so much that she was back to use it again!   Her fiance, his daughter, and his parents also came along to help.  We got … Read more

As you probably know, last Monday, Iowa experienced a ‘Derecho’.  While we’ve not heard that term before, there was no mistaking the definition of that word – “….a line of intense, widespread, and fast-moving windstorms and sometimes thunderstorms that moves across a great distance and is characterized by damaging winds.” I was at our home … Read more

Wurst Festival and Oktoberfest will both be held this year, but with some modifications due to COVID. The statements below were recently sent out to businesses in the Amana Colonies.  I am sharing this with you to help keep you up to date on changes that will be involved.  Specific questions about any event are … Read more

This week I want to share a few pictures of the blooming bushes and tree on the ‘front’ or north side of Zuber’s. Individually they are pretty, but WHAT a view when all are blooming at once! Behind all of these blooming beauties, our “Buckeye or Chestnut Tree” had just finished blooming. I so enjoyed … Read more

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my summer “To Do” list, and how I am working to check things off. Well, Diane finished the touch up painting, I finished the drapes for The Red Carpet room, and I can now check off a new hosta garden! The only thing left will be to … Read more