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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It’s time for morel mushrooms! Spring rains and hot, humid days bring out the annual fungi that are so delicious simply sautéed in butter.

These springtime delicacies are worth their weight in gold. Well, maybe not gold, but definitely silver. Elusive and a challenge to find, morel mushrooms are a springtime delight that brings out the most determined hunters.

At the weekly Farmerstown auction, bidders were vying against one another to the tune of $70 per pound. While that seems like a high price to pay, consider what it takes to hunt for these tiny morsels. Often climbing over uneven, muddy terrain, traversing around or over ...
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“Night of the Living Past”

SAT. OCT. 25—7:00-11:00pm

Halloween at the Mansion takes on a new theme this year.  Our paranormal and Halloween committee has come up with an awesome evening rich in historical fact with live re-enactors of key persons that lived or had something to do with the Victorian House.  Also a mini

paranormal ghost walk will be lead by members of our paranormal committee. As you walk thru a living history event, the resident “real” ghosts may make their presence known as our paranormal members will show you with various equipment how to record ...
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