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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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"How do the Amish live?"

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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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Ken McEntee

Experiencing the quaint shops, food and unique scenery of Amish Country has been the focus of many wonderful vacations and weekend getaways. But sometimes couples need to take the time to focus only on each other. Donna’s Premier Lodging, in Berlin, is dedicated to making that happen, said Nicole Hershberger, who helps guests at the couplesonly suites, cabins and cottages to make their stay an intimate and memorable experience.

“Whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon, an anniversary, a birthday surprise or just a romantic getaway, we offer a truly personalized experience,” Hershberger promised.

“We have packages that include rose petals and ...
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