If they don't use electricity, how can the Amish sometimes have water heaters, stoves and refrigerators in their homes?
First, the Amish use gas in many of these instances. Many appliances that they run on electricity can be converted to run on natural gas, propane or white gas. It's not uncommon to have their washing machines hooked up to a gasoline engine to run it. Also, some have windmills on their property which generate power. This is acceptable because it is self-reliance on a natural, Godly source of power as opposed to being connected to our power lines with their ...
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By Nancy Lembke
When driving the country roads in Amish Country, it’s easy to become frustrated when coming upon a horse-drawn buggy. More often than not, it seems that those encounters happen about half way up a hill where it is impossible to see if there is any oncoming traffic.
When that happens, the best reaction is to take a deep breath and enjoy a much slower pace for a while
In a field near the road were hundreds of tiny footprints that encircled the corn shocks from both birds and field mice as they found kernels of corn. There were also tracks ...
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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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