If they don't use electricity, how can the Amish sometimes have water heaters, stoves and refrigerators in their homes?
First, the Amish use gas in many of these instances. Many appliances that they run on electricity can be converted to run on natural gas, propane or white gas. It's not uncommon to have their washing machines hooked up to a gasoline engine to run it. Also, some have windmills on their property which generate power. This is acceptable because it is self-reliance on a natural, Godly source of power as opposed to being connected to our power lines with their ...
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Occasionally we are asked questions from our guests about the “farming animals” of Ohio’s Amish Country. It’s always fun to share the things we’ve learned and today we would like to share a little about the Draft Horse.
There are 5 “official” breeds of Draft Horses; Belgian, Percheron, Clydesdale, Shire, Suffolk and Paint. Just like there are many different breeds of dogs in the “Working Class” of the dog world (like Sheep Dog, Police Dog, etc), the Draft Horse is the “Working Class” of the horse world.
Often called “Gentle Giants”, these behemoths were bred to assist the ...
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Noted American author and intellect Clifton Paul Fadiman once wrote, “Cheese — milk’s leap toward immortality.”
Fadiman must have been visiting Amish Country when he penned those words.
Each year a grand champion cheesemaker is determined, and four local cheese companies make it awfully tough to determine the winner.
But one must be named, and recently, the man behind a cheese dynasty had to take his turn up front saying cheese for the camera.
Richard Guggisberg accepted the grand champion cheesemaker honor on Thursday, Sept. 26 during the 61st annual Ohio Swiss Festival, on behalf ...
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