Enjoy your visit to Amish country, but be sure to follow the 'golden rule' and treat the Amish and their property the way that you would wish to be treated. This statement from a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Visitor's Bureau brochure sums it up well: "While you talk and mingle with the Amish, please remember that they are not actors or spectacles, but ordinary people who choose a different way of life."
Whether you shop for local Amish-made goods and furniture, stay overnight at a quaint bed and breakfast tucked under an authentic Amish quilt, stop by local roadside stands set ...
"How do the Amish live?"
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By: Nancy Lembke
The day had barely begun when we noticed some unusual activity happening in front of our property. A semi & a pickup truck had stopped on the road, not a typical occurrence on this State Route that runs from Sugarcreek to Coshocton. As we strained to see what caused the flow of traffic to stop, we noticed three ‘strange’ horses being herded into the fenced pasture next door by our neighbor kids.
While it doesn’t happen often, there is the occasional “critter escapee” here in Amish Country. These particular three ‘visitors’ had escaped their ...
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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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