Bruce Stambaugh

Amish buggies in Ohio’s Amish Country may be all black, but they definitely aren’t all the same. The nondescript, unobtrusive color merely keeps them uniform and modest.

Even if they all are black, a closer look reveals that there are many differences in buggies. These variances are especially true for buggies owned by younger Amish men. Particular attention is paid to the kind of accessories included on their buggies. After all, a buggy can last for 30 years if it is well maintained.

At least two-dozen buggy shops are sprinkled around the Greater Holmes County area. That way the Amish ...
READ MORE

"How do the Amish live?"

Read our comprehensive guide to why the Amish live the way they do. We offer a list of informative articles to help you understand their culture, and way of life.





By: LaVonne De Bois

 

As Spring arrives, so does the need to prepare for planting of crops.  Farming among the Amish remains in the 8 - 10% range with regard to family occupations.

 

Recently I interviewed a New Order Amish farmer about farming methods.  Even though Amish are allowed to utilize tractors on the farm for running equipment, some New Order may use tractors for fieldwork.  That is not the norm, but demonstrates the extreme examples from one group to another.

 

Working in the field does not ...
READ MORE

Amish blogs?

Presenting bloggers from area businesses to keep you informed regarding events and more at their businesses and throughout Amish Country.





Nina Polien Light

Shopping should be as much about the experience as it is about the merchandise. Sure, you can pick up a new dress at the local mall or buy a garden bench at the nearest big-box home center, but the selection is likely to be cookie-cutter and the service lacking — turning what should be a pleasant outing into a chore.
   
That never happens at Olde Berlin Village Gift Shoppes, where more than 40,000 square feet of retail space, expert design advice, personalized service, amenities for the entire family and periodic special events await visitors from near and far.
READ MORE

What's new in Amish Country?

Be informed of all the recent developments in and around Amish Country. We've got the inside information. Check back often to get all the news.