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The family is the most important social unit in the Amish culture. Large families with seven to ten children are common. Chores are clearly divided by sexual role in the Amish home - the man usually works on the farm, while the wife does the washing, cleaning, cooking, and other household chores. There are exceptions, but typically the father is considered the head of the Amish household. German is spoken in the home, though English is also taught in school. Amish marry Amish - no intermarriage is allowed. Divorce is not permitted in the Amish lifestyle and separation is very ...
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THIS IS OUR VIEW - Sights, Sounds, Seasons
By: Nancy Lembke

“Harvest Moon” is what they call the full moon of September - a moon bright enough that one could see well enough after the sun has set to continue harvesting the appropriate crops.   The challenge to get children up and ready for school becomes harder since the sun doesn’t want to ‘get up’ early either.  Cool nights make for better sleeping than the “dog days of summer” and wearing a sweater in the morning hours that can be removed as the day warms up is a matter of ...
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I can almost taste the fresh made apple butter now!  Join us at the 45th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival on October 17 through October 19.  Hours are 10am to 6pm Friday and Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

Admission is $5 which includes visiting the artisans and interpreters in the living history buildings.  FREE parking and children under 12 are FREE.



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