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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I can tell when spring break comes around for the English (non Amish) schools. Families call looking for something unique for their children to experience in Holmes County. Some families schedule basket or candle making at an Amish home in addition to actually visiting a local Amish school in session.
For the Amish, spring break lasts one day and is usually geared for sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Over the years, I have been the driver for hundreds of school trips. ...
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American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day will bring together outdoor enthusiasts across the country on Saturday, June 1 for the 21st annual celebration of America’s magnificent trail system and its countless supporters and volunteers. Over 2,000 nationwide events will take place including trail maintenance, hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, running, trail celebrations and more.
The seventh National Trails Day event at Mohican State Park has been planned to dedicate the new stairs built at Big Lyons Falls. The stairs replace those carved into the side of the falls by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s. After years of ...
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