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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By: LaVonne De Bois

 

As Spring arrives, so does the need to prepare for planting of crops.  Farming among the Amish remains in the 8 - 10% range with regard to family occupations.

 

Recently I interviewed a New Order Amish farmer about farming methods.  Even though Amish are allowed to utilize tractors on the farm for running equipment, some New Order may use tractors for fieldwork.  That is not the norm, but demonstrates the extreme examples from one group to another.

 

Working in the field does not ...
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Kyle Valentini

    Christmas brings out the old family recipes, the ones that go back generations. They’re different in each family, and they weave a culinary tale that keeps the past alive.
    The American Christmas time feasts include a variety of dishes, and not all of them were born on domestic soil. Many of them came from the nations that birthed our grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents.
    A giant stuffed bird at a holiday feast has been popular for centuries because it could feed a lot of people and it was inexpensive. In early days, any farmer could raise a goose ...
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