Amish 101

Among the Amish, Rumspringa simply refers to adolescence. During the period known as Rumspringa, beginning at about age 16, Amish youth are no longer under the total control of their parents on weekends and, because they are not baptized, they are not yet under the authority of the church. During this time, many Amish youth adhere to traditional Amish behavior. Others experiment with “worldly” activities like buying a car, going to movies, or wearing non-Amish clothes. Contrary in the media. Rumspringa-age youth typically live at home until after joining the church and then getting married and moving into their ...

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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

Springtime in Ohio’s Amish Country beckons visitors every year. The gently rolling hills of Holmes, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties welcome friends from near and far as the region comes alive after a long winter rest.
“After a long cold winter, most of us long for springtime when the flowers are blooming, gardens begin to come to life and farm animals are being born,” Jason Coblentz, said. Coblentz, along with his wife Mary, own Coblentz Chocolate Company in Walnut Creek. “So many here in Amish Country live close to the earth, so to speak. It’s refreshing to see ...

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