The most common sight in an Amish community is the horse and buggy. It marks distinctively the separation of the Amish community from the rest of the world who uses the automobile for every day transportation.
The buggy varies with the group and reflects how conservative the community is. The more conservative the community the more austere the buggy is, the more stocky the horse is. For instance, the Swartzentruber Amish, the most conservative of groups, will use a wooden wheeled buggy with steel bands that touch the road. The side curtains will be manually rolled up and tied. The ...
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By: Gwen Miller
Back in 2002, I came across a pretty neat find at my grandfather’s auction in Monroeville, Ohio. My grandfather, Clemens Smith, owned a large dairy farm until he passed away at the age of 92. For now, I’m going to digress a little from that story but I’ll come back to it in a bit, in order to ask you a question: Have you ever seen an Amish barn raising?
I have lived in Amish country my entire life and I’ve never seen an Amish barn raising. My husband, who grew up Amish, has been to some ...
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The Sixth Annual Amish Country Lodging Council’s Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns brings the scents and sounds of Christmas to 12 festively adorned inns this winter in Ohio’s Amish Country Dec. 8 and 9. Tickets for Dec. 8 are sold out and sales for the Dec. 9 tour won’t last long.
This popular event provides opportunities to tour some of the premier lodging establishments in the region, as well as sample and take home delicious specialty cookies in a self-paced, self guided tour that will put you in the holiday spirit and give you plenty of ideas to use in your ...
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