The Amish are averse to any technology which they feel weakens the family structure. The conveniences that the rest of us take for granted such as electricity, television, automobiles, telephones and tractors are considered to be a temptation that could cause vanity, create inequality, or lead the Amish away from their close-knit community and, as such, are not encouraged or accepted in most orders. Most Amish cultivate their fields with horse-drawn machinery, live in houses without electricity, and get around in horse-drawn buggies.
It is common for Amish communities to allow the use of telephones, but they do not allow ...
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Occasionally we are asked questions from our guests about the “farming animals” of Ohio’s Amish Country. It’s always fun to share the things we’ve learned and today we would like to share a little about the Draft Horse.
There are 5 “official” breeds of Draft Horses; Belgian, Percheron, Clydesdale, Shire, Suffolk and Paint. Just like there are many different breeds of dogs in the “Working Class” of the dog world (like Sheep Dog, Police Dog, etc), the Draft Horse is the “Working Class” of the horse world.
Often called “Gentle Giants”, these behemoths were bred to assist the ...
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It is always amazing to see how much fun people can have at a festival despite the lack of all of the glitz and glamour many festivals put forth.
However, every year the Winesburg Fall Gathering rolls around, people flock to Winesburg because it is a totally relaxing, enjoyable day of activities, food and connecting with people you see every day or once a year.
This year’s fall gathering will take place Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. until around 6 p.m., and in that span there will be fun for everyone, including a larger auction, fantastic music, ham and bean soup, ...
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