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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Nina Polien Light

    When Duke Bixler and his family quietly booked a few weddings in The Tool Shed about two years ago, they had no idea how popular the newest structure on their picturesque property would become.
    “With each wedding we had there, there’d be two or three others that would come from it,” said Bixler, owner of Breitenbach Wine Cellars, where The Tool Shed is located. “Now, we’re booking weddings into 2016.”
    At 16,000-square-foot, The Tool Shed is named to reflect the site where Bixler exercises the tools of his trade. It is here that he barrel ages wine ...
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