Amish 101

Most Amish women tend to wash clothes using an old-time tub-style wringer washers.  Some Old Order and Swartzentruber Amish still use boiling water in a large pot and “swoosh” the clothes around until the clothes are clean. There’s usually a set schedule for laundry day, for many Amish families it is Monday.

There are different ways to get clothing dry. Many Amish, especially in the Midwest, use the traditional head-level T-pole clotheslines. 

A number of Amish ladies rely on one or two extra-long lines strung up to a tree, a high pole or the barn. A rotating wheel ...
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"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: Jennifer Yoder

 

Growing up in Holmes County, Ohio’s Amish Country, I never fully appreciated just how lucky I was. Looking back, one of my favorite things to do was go to my grandma’s house on Saturday afternoon. The afternoons that I loved the most were the ones when we got in her jeep and traveled the few miles from Farmerstown to Charm, getting excited and pointing out all the horses along the way.

We would end up at a quaint little country shop called Millers Dry Goods. As a kid, I thought the store was a magical place. There were fabric ...
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Kyle Valentini

Visitors to Sugarcreek, the Little Switzerland of Ohio, get a quiet respite from over-scheduled days to bring families closer together so they can reminisce about days gone by and create new memories that will be treasured for a lifetime.
   
In Sugarcreek, celebrate the season at the Ohio Star Theater, an intimate, family-friendly venue that showcases musical comedies, concerts and special events on the Dutch Valley campus, which also includes the Carlisle Inn, a full-service restaurant featuring Amish-style meals along with a bakery where everything is made fresh each day including ...
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