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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The Gladiolus flowers are in bloom.  This is the first time these beautiful flowers have been planted at the Inn. The bulbs were given to us, but with no particular information included.  So, early this spring the small bulbs were stuck in the ground &, as with all bulb-type plants, the waiting began.  At first the sword-like greens poked through the soil, slowly growing longer & longer.  Then, the erect spikes, now at least 3 ft. tall, began to reveal that the flowers were going to be red.

The brilliant red blooms that open ever-so-gradually along the sword-shaped ...

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3 eggs

3/4 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup brown sugar

Scant 1/2 cup (2 ounces) flour

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 (12 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

1 1/2 sticks ( 3/4 cups) butter

1 par-baked pie shell

1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs with the vanilla. Whisk in the sugar and brown sugar until incorporated, then whisk in the flour. Fold in the walnuts and half of the chocolate chips until evenly incorporated.

2. In a medium ...

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