Amish 101

Most Amish women tend to wash clothes using an old-time tub-style wringer washers.  Some Old Order and Swartzentruber Amish still use boiling water in a large pot and “swoosh” the clothes around until the clothes are clean. There’s usually a set schedule for laundry day, for many Amish families it is Monday.

There are different ways to get clothing dry. Many Amish, especially in the Midwest, use the traditional head-level T-pole clotheslines. 

A number of Amish ladies rely on one or two extra-long lines strung up to a tree, a high pole or the barn. A rotating wheel ...
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Wow....I can't believe we are already into August.  It's seems the older I get, the faster time flies.  It has been a great summer here in Amish Country at Wendell August Forge.  If you drive by, you'll see our Water Tower is under construction.  They are doing a great job of sand blasting and getting it ready for a brand new paint job!  I can't wait to see it when it's done.
 
Although it's been a dry summer, I actually feel like it's been a real summer.  One like I remember as a child growing up in this area.  ...
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Kyle Valentini

    Christmas brings out the old family recipes, the ones that go back generations. They’re different in each family, and they weave a culinary tale that keeps the past alive.
    The American Christmas time feasts include a variety of dishes, and not all of them were born on domestic soil. Many of them came from the nations that birthed our grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents.
    A giant stuffed bird at a holiday feast has been popular for centuries because it could feed a lot of people and it was inexpensive. In early days, any farmer could raise a goose ...
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