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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"How do the Amish live?"

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By Nancy Lembke

In the fall they seem to slip out of their summer colors of bright yellow and distinctive black and put on dull, humble shades of brown and tan feathers. Throughout the winter months they quietly blend in with the brown Sparrows and gray Juncos.  In Ohio, the Gold Finch seems content to melt into the dreary background of the darkness of winter.

But now that spring has arrived, these tiny resident birds suddenly burst upon the scene in their brightest apparel, seemingly challenging even the earliest yellow dandelions in the yard.

The huge ...
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By Laurie Sidle

They’ll harness nothing but horse power for the 21st annual Horse Progress Days July 4-5 at the Mount Hope Auction Barns. The event, being held for the fifth time in Mount Hope, showcases the latest innovations in equipment and hitching techniques in the draft horse industry.

Expecting to draw both Amish and English populations as well as foreign visitors, Horse Progress Days will feature 250 horses for field work and breed presentations, according to Mose Hershberger, a local planner of Horse Progress Days. He and fellow organizer Willis Miller recently discussed the event with the Wayne County Agricultural Leaders, ...
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