Amish 101

The horse and buggy often is the first thing people look for when entering Amish country. While there is no restriction on the horse breeds the Amish use, former standardbred racehorses are most commonly used for pulling buggies, and draft horses usually the heavy pulling and the work in the fields.

Standardbred  -  The standardbred mainly is bred for use in harness racing. While they have the ability to canter, they generally have been trained to trot or pace. Because a racing standardbred already has been broken to pull ...
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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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Beth Newcomb

A honeymoon doesn’t have to be expensive, insisted Donna Marie Golden, owner of the 17-unit collection of chalets, cabins, cottages and villas that comprise her wildly popular Donna’s Premier Lodging — one of the area’s finest bed and breakfasts and a popular destination for couples.
   
“With the exquisite, snow-covered rolling hills of the Amish countryside as a backdrop, couples who want to rekindle their relationship by planning a honeymoon, or just a romantic getaway, can stay in one of our cabins or chalets for the ultimate in seclusion, or one of our well-appointed suites or villas to be ...
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