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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Dave here, enjoying the fall beauty, and thinking about chickens and eggs. My usual four-mile walk takes me
past a farm that is close enough to the road to get a good view of the cows, hogs, sheep, and chickens that roam around the pastures.

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Ingredients

4 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

4 medium sized ears of fresh cooked sweet corn (cut the kernels off)

4 green onions, chopped

1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained

2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped 


Directions

In a small bowl, make the dressing by whisking the mayo, vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic powder together. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the corn, onions, chilies, and tomatoes. Add the dressing and stir to combine. Refrigerate for an hour or 2 to allow the flavors to develop. Served chilled. 

Note:

In place of fresh corn: 2 (11-ounce) ...
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