Amish 101

How do the Amish light their homes. Without a public power connection, it’s not as simple as flicking a switch.

But Amish do have a number of church-sanctioned ways to illuminate their houses. Like other technologies, lighting will vary across communities. Here are 5 sources of lighting used by the Amish:

1. Propane or Natural Gas Lights

One of the most common sources of illumination. Gas-powered lights may be built into the architecture of the home, or may be freestanding. One ...

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Dave here, enjoying the fall beauty, and thinking about chickens and eggs. My usual four-mile walk takes me
past a farm that is close enough to the road to get a good view of the cows, hogs, sheep, and chickens that roam around the pastures.


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3 celery ribs, chopped
2 medium carrots, sliced
3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1-2/3 cups  biscuit/baking mix
2/3 cup milk


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