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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Mitch Allen

    Set your GPS for 2641 State Route 39, Walnut Creek, Ohio, and you’ll end up at Walnut Creek Cheese, the 50,000-square-foot, ultra-fresh food market where over 20,000 people shop each week. But don’t let the name fool you. Sure, the store carries dozens of different types of cheeses, but you’ll also find 75 varieties of homemade jams and jellies, 50 different fresh meats, plus pickles, flour, cake mixes, pie fillings, honey, beef jerky, breads, barbeque sauces, frozen foods and virtually every other delicious edible treasure known to the Amish. Many of the store’s 120 employees can be found buzzing ...

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