The most common sight in an Amish community is the horse and buggy. It marks distinctively the separation of the Amish community from the rest of the world who uses the automobile for every day transportation.


The buggy varies with the group and reflects how conservative the community is. The more conservative the community the more austere the buggy is, the more stocky the horse is. For instance, the Swartzentruber Amish, the most conservative of groups, will use a wooden wheeled buggy with steel bands that touch the road. The side curtains will be manually rolled up and tied. The ...
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By: LaVonne De Bois´╗┐

 

Fry Pies are as common as Horse and Buggies, especially in Ohio Amish Country, Holmes County.  What is the difference between a good ole' fashioned slice of pie and a fry pie?  For one, you don't need to eat it with a fork.  Two; the Fry Pie is wrapped in a delicious thin crust with your favorite filling; and three, they are cheaper than a slice of pie.  Fry Pies can be found in nearly every bakery or perhaps along the back roads at a family roadside stand.  This ...
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Kyle Valentini

No visit to Ohio’s Amish Country is complete without a stop at Coblentz Chocolate Co. in Walnut Creek. With all the charm of an old-fashioned candy shop complete with rustic, worn, wood floors and glass cases filled with the finest hand-dipped chocolates and hand rolled truffles, the friendly, knowledgeable staff is ready to help you choose from a seemingly endless selection.
   
Since 1987 Jason and Mary Coblentz have operated their unique and highly
respected business celebrated for unprecedented quality, extraordinary customer service, artistry in chocolate ...
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