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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"How do the Amish live?"

Read our comprehensive guide to why the Amish live the way they do. We offer a list of informative articles to help you understand their culture, and way of life.





Fall is a great time, perhaps the best time, to visit Ohio’s Amish country. There is a lot to see even before the leaves begin to change.

Though less than 10 percent of the Amish actually farm today, harvest time is still a highlight of the rural culture. Whether picking the season’s last produce, baling the year’s ...
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Kyle Valentini

    It is not every day you find a nearly 24-foot-tall cuckoo clock available for sale at auction, but on August 22, 2009, Mark Coblentz, owner of Walnut Creek Foods, did. He knew it was special and something that should be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Coblentz paid about $15,000 for the regional oddity but had no real idea what he was going to do with the timepiece, in need of repairs even after a $20,000 restoration in 2007. One thing he did know: the clock would remain in the region.
    Construction of the clock, according to a ...
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