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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The Gladiolus flowers are in bloom. This is the first time these beautiful flowers have been planted at the Inn. The bulbs were given to us, but with no particular information included. So, early this spring the small bulbs were stuck in the ground &, as with all bulb-type plants, the waiting began. At first the sword-like greens poked through the soil, slowly growing longer & longer. Then, the erect spikes, now at least 3 ft. tall, began to reveal that the flowers were going to be red.
The brilliant red blooms that open ever-so-gradually along the sword-shaped ...
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Craftsmen in Ohio’s Amish communities have been building furniture for a long time. Even before the “boom” days of the 1980s and 1990s, Amish craftsmen quietly toiled away in their workshops (many in one-or two-person shops) and created furniture for themselves, their families, neighbors and the occasional tourist — who usually was referred by a satisfied customer.
Because most shops began as cottage businesses, and because of a general adherence to a strong work ethic, over the years Amish-built furniture gained a reputation for high quality, and the need for retail stores grew.
One of the oldest ...
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