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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By: Nancy Lembke
The day had barely begun when we noticed some unusual activity happening in front of our property. A semi & a pickup truck had stopped on the road, not a typical occurrence on this State Route that runs from Sugarcreek to Coshocton. As we strained to see what caused the flow of traffic to stop, we noticed three ‘strange’ horses being herded into the fenced pasture next door by our neighbor kids.
While it doesn’t happen often, there is the occasional “critter escapee” here in Amish Country. These particular three ‘visitors’ had escaped their ...
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1/2 onion, diced
1 lb. ground beef
1 (14.5 oz) can Italian diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed veggies (peas and carrots)
3/4 cup uncooked white rice
2 cups beef broth
1 tsp dried oregano
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