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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We still smile when we recall the question from a lady who called to make reservations.  It was in early May and she was making plans to come sometime later that year.

 "Can you tell me what week you think will have the best weather between now and October?" she innocently asked.

The question caught me totally by surprise.  Finally I replied, "Well, in Ohio there is a saying; "if you don't like the weather, wait an hour as a change will likely be coming"."

While it may not be that unpredictable, there are seasons in ...
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Ken McEntee

    The locals are not quite sure how their picturesque village came to be called Charm, but most seem to agree that the name is an apt description of their home. Nestled in the tranquil rolling hills of Holmes County, off the beaten path that leads to more bustling tourist destinations in Ohio’s Amish Country, Charm, with a population of about 80 residents, is easy to miss if people are not looking for it.
    If people are looking for something to do in Charm, they probably won’t find instructions posted on a sign. To experience Charm one simply needs ...
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