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 ...
"How do the Amish live?"
Read our comprehensive guide to why the Amish live the way they do. We offer a list of informative articles to help you understand their culture, and way of life.
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 ...
Presenting bloggers from area businesses to keep you informed regarding events and more at their businesses and throughout Amish Country.
It is always amazing to see how much fun people can have at a festival despite the lack of all of the glitz and glamour many festivals put forth.
However, every year the Winesburg Fall Gathering rolls around, people flock to Winesburg because it is a totally relaxing, enjoyable day of activities, food and connecting with people you see every day or once a year.
This year’s fall gathering will take place Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. until around 6 p.m., and in that span there will be fun for everyone, including a larger auction, fantastic music, ham and bean soup, ...
What's new in Amish Country?
Be informed of all the recent developments in and around Amish Country. We've got the inside information. Check back often to get all the news.