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?"

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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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Bruce Stambaugh

Craving a really good cup of coffee while visiting the largest Amish population in the world? No problem. A trio of family-owned and operated coffeehouses is here to literally serve you.
   
Jitters Coffee House in Millersburg, New Grounds Café in Walnut Creek and Wallhouse Coffee in Sugarcreek all offer a wide variety of specialty coffees and food. Each business shares a unique approach with their customers.
   
The owners of all three coffeehouses come to their respective business with a strong Christian faith. They each want their staff to share that faith in particular approaches to customer ...
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