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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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The Gladiolus flowers are in bloom.  This is the first time these beautiful flowers have been planted at the Inn. The bulbs were given to us, but with no particular information included.  So, early this spring the small bulbs were stuck in the ground &, as with all bulb-type plants, the waiting began.  At first the sword-like greens poked through the soil, slowly growing longer & longer.  Then, the erect spikes, now at least 3 ft. tall, began to reveal that the flowers were going to be red.

The brilliant red blooms that open ever-so-gradually along the sword-shaped ...
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Leah Brown

Anticipation of the Swiss Festival in downtown Sugarcreek always begins when that first food cart rolls into town, or the Scrambler sets up in the back corner of the fire station parking lot.

As more and more vendors and festival rides make their way into town, the Swiss Fest will take shape for its 62nd year. The weekend will feature plenty of cheese, polka and, of course, the Little Swiss Miss competition.

The festival originally began as a way to help the Ohio Swiss Cheese Association sell its excess cheese, but continues to be a highlight ...
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