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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THIS IS OUR VIEW - Sights, Sounds, Seasons
By: Nancy Lembke
“Harvest Moon” is what they call the full moon of September - a moon bright enough that one could see well enough after the sun has set to continue harvesting the appropriate crops. The challenge to get children up and ready for school becomes harder since the sun doesn’t want to ‘get up’ early either. Cool nights make for better sleeping than the “dog days of summer” and wearing a sweater in the morning hours that can be removed as the day warms up is a matter of ...
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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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