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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Ruby-Throated Humming Birds. They arrive each year on May 1st. One can almost set a "calendar clock" because of their punctuality. The first to arrive at A Valley View Inn are two pairs, followed within a few days by another pair or two. From past experience, we know that we have to have at least two feeders filled & hanging on the back deck. Two aren't necessary for the amount of feed needed - it's just that they are very "territorial" and one feeder can cause too much competition.
As the season progresses, the females begin nesting while the males vie ...
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The days are getting cooler and frost is in the air. Deciduous trees and shrubs have nearly completed their autumn show in all shades of red, yellow, purple and brown. The splendor of crisp fall days can be a favorite time for runners to hit the pavement.
The 2013 Berlin Amish Country Half Marathon and 5K, now in its second year, attracts runners from near and far who look forward to one of the most challenging races in the region. Last year, nearly 500 runners participated in the race that included cold temperatures, high winds and even snow.
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