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If they don't use electricity, how can the Amish sometimes have water heaters, stoves and refrigerators in their homes?


First, the Amish use gas in many of these instances. Many appliances that they run on electricity can be converted to run on natural gas, propane or white gas.  It's not uncommon to have their washing machines hooked up to a gasoline engine to run it.  Also, some have windmills on their property which generate power. This is acceptable because it is self-reliance on a natural, Godly source of power as opposed to being connected to our power lines with their ...
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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.





Fall is a great time, perhaps the best time, to visit Ohio’s Amish country. There is a lot to see even before the leaves begin to change.

Though less than 10 percent of the Amish actually farm today, harvest time is still a highlight of the rural culture. Whether picking the season’s last produce, baling the year’s ...
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Presenting bloggers from area businesses to keep you informed regarding events and more at their businesses and throughout Amish Country.





Kyle Valentini

    It is not every day you find a nearly 24-foot-tall cuckoo clock available for sale at auction, but on August 22, 2009, Mark Coblentz, owner of Walnut Creek Foods, did. He knew it was special and something that should be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Coblentz paid about $15,000 for the regional oddity but had no real idea what he was going to do with the timepiece, in need of repairs even after a $20,000 restoration in 2007. One thing he did know: the clock would remain in the region.
    Construction of the clock, according to a ...
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