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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By: Nancy Lembke
There are certain things that say “It’s Fall again~!”. Corn shocks, now ready to harvest, standing like giant, silent soldiers in fields; bright orange pumpkins peeking out from under the large green leaves that protected them through the summer heat; fuzzy caterpillars on their trek to find the perfect place to make their winter cocoon; peculiar-looking Praying Mantis waiting motionless until an unsuspecting cricket gets close enough to become a meal. Sugar Maple trees explode into brilliant colors of orange, gold, crimson red, mint green before shedding their leaves during the forthcoming rains & wind. The ...
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By Laura Briedis
When the leaves fall off the trees and the temperatures start to plummet, things are just starting to heat up in Millersburg.
With thriving small businesses, entertaining community events, and historic architecture punctuating its downtown district, Millersburg is truly a year-round destination that offers something for everyone.
Hundreds flocked to the village for the Amish Country Challenge in September, during which bike riders toured the scenic countryside trails of Holmes County. And in October, the Boo in the Burg attracted those looking for some spook the weekend before Halloween, as the Ohio Paranormal Society came to town and set up ...
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