The most common sight in an Amish community is the horse and buggy. It marks distinctively the separation of the Amish community from the rest of the world who uses the automobile for every day transportation.
The buggy varies with the group and reflects how conservative the community is. The more conservative the community the more austere the buggy is, the more stocky the horse is. For instance, the Swartzentruber Amish, the most conservative of groups, will use a wooden wheeled buggy with steel bands that touch the road. The side curtains will be manually rolled up and tied. The ...
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THIS IS OUR VIEW - Sights, Sounds, Seasons
By: Nancy Lembke
“Harvest Moon” is what they call the full moon of September - a moon bright enough that one could see well enough after the sun has set to continue harvesting the appropriate crops. The challenge to get children up and ready for school becomes harder since the sun doesn’t want to ‘get up’ early either. Cool nights make for better sleeping than the “dog days of summer” and wearing a sweater in the morning hours that can be removed as the day warms up is a matter of ...
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The staff at Homestead Furniture, 8233 SR 241, Mt. Hope, has some excellent furniture care ideas to share.
We recommend using a soft cotton cloth to wipe the furniture. Dip the cloth in a simple solution of two to four ounces of white vinegar or a mild detergent like dishwasher soap diluted in a half gallon of water. Wipe any excess moisture with a dry, soft cotton rag,
The use of furniture polish is not necessary given the sealer coat on your hardwood pieces. However, if you do want to use furniture polish, we strongly recommend Guardsmen® products, which can be ...
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