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
A heavy haze blocks the morning sun and blankets the valleys. Only a few high hilltops peek through the low-hanging cloud, creating the visual effect of tiny islands surrounded by oblique white water. The damp, heavy air creates a unique stillness while also enhancing sounds coming from nearby Amish farm livestock.
Maple trees begin to display their colors of gold, yellow, red and rust-colored leaves as the haze slowly surrenders to the heat of the sun. Many trees have released their glorious splendor to a recent wind and rain, but others still show off their God-given beauty.
The dance of ...
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Guests visiting Roscoe Village Dec. 7, 14 and 21 will have the opportunity to experience a truly old-fashioned Christmas through horse-drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, strolling carolers, complimentary hot-mulled cider, cookies, Christmas candlelighting tours, luminaries, and visits with Santa.
At candlelightings each year, visitors are provided a candle upon arrival at the ceremony and surround the main stage in the center of the village to listen to guest choirs sing carols, hear a Christmas story, and participate in the lighting of their candle. When it comes time to light the candles, the honorary candlelighter lights his or her candle ...
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