The Amish are averse to any technology which they feel weakens the family structure. The conveniences that the rest of us take for granted such as electricity, television, automobiles, telephones and tractors are considered to be a temptation that could cause vanity, create inequality, or lead the Amish away from their close-knit community and, as such, are not encouraged or accepted in most orders. Most Amish cultivate their fields with horse-drawn machinery, live in houses without electricity, and get around in horse-drawn buggies.
It is common for Amish communities to allow the use of telephones, but they do not allow ...
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By Nancy Lembke
When driving the country roads in Amish Country, it’s easy to become frustrated when coming upon a horse-drawn buggy. More often than not, it seems that those encounters happen about half way up a hill where it is impossible to see if there is any oncoming traffic.
When that happens, the best reaction is to take a deep breath and enjoy a much slower pace for a while
In a field near the road were hundreds of tiny footprints that encircled the corn shocks from both birds and field mice as they found kernels of corn. There were also tracks ...
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The days are getting cooler and frost is in the air. Deciduous trees and shrubs have nearly completed their autumn show in all shades of red, yellow, purple and brown. The splendor of crisp fall days can be a favorite time for runners to hit the pavement.
The 2013 Berlin Amish Country Half Marathon and 5K, now in its second year, attracts runners from near and far who look forward to one of the most challenging races in the region. Last year, nearly 500 runners participated in the race that included cold temperatures, high winds and even snow.
“These are things ...
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