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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By Nancy Lembke
A heavy haze blocks the morning sun and blankets the valleys. Only a few high hilltops peek through the low-hanging cloud, creating the visual effect of tiny islands surrounded by oblique white water. The damp, heavy air creates a unique stillness while also enhancing sounds coming from nearby Amish farm livestock.
Maple trees begin to display their colors of gold, yellow, red and rust-colored leaves as the haze slowly surrenders to the heat of the sun. Many trees have released their glorious splendor to a recent wind and rain, but others still show off their God-given beauty.
The dance ...
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The Sixth Annual Amish Country Lodging Council’s Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns brings the scents and sounds of Christmas to 12 festively adorned inns this winter in Ohio’s Amish Country Dec. 8 and 9. Tickets for Dec. 8 are sold out and sales for the Dec. 9 tour won’t last long.
This popular event provides opportunities to tour some of the premier lodging establishments in the region, as well as sample and take home delicious specialty cookies in a self-paced, self guided tour that will put you in the holiday spirit and give you plenty of ideas to use in your ...
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