The family is the most important social unit in the Amish culture. Large families with seven to ten children are common. Chores are clearly divided by sexual role in the Amish home - the man usually works on the farm, while the wife does the washing, cleaning, cooking, and other household chores. There are exceptions, but typically the father is considered the head of the Amish household. German is spoken in the home, though English is also taught in school. Amish marry Amish - no intermarriage is allowed. Divorce is not permitted in the Amish lifestyle and separation is very ...
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By: LaVonne De Bois

 

As Spring arrives, so does the need to prepare for planting of crops.  Farming among the Amish remains in the 8 - 10% range with regard to family occupations.

 

Recently I interviewed a New Order Amish farmer about farming methods.  Even though Amish are allowed to utilize tractors on the farm for running equipment, some New Order may use tractors for fieldwork.  That is not the norm, but demonstrates the extreme examples from one group to another.

 

Working in the field does not ...
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Ken McEntee

Offering a compelling balance of rural tranquility and city life, it isn’t hard to see why Amish Country and the surrounding region is such a popular summertime tourist destination. With a diverse calendar of festivals and special events, and a map full of interesting places, the five-county region of Coshocton, Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties offers something to delight just about anybody.
    Summer is the most popular tourist season in Amish Country, as families converge on the area to take in the fresh air, rolling landscapes and the casual feel of a simpler life.
    Here are some ...
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