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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Fall is a great time, perhaps the best time, to visit Ohio’s Amish country. There is a lot to see even before the leaves begin to change.
Though less than 10 percent of the Amish actually farm today, harvest time is still a highlight of the rural culture. Whether picking the season’s last produce, baling the year’s ...
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By Fran Mast
When the cold winds of winter begin to blow. When the anticipation of Christmas becomes the letdown of Christmas past. When days are short and nights become incredibly dark and long. When children are house-bound and bored with their techni-toys. That’s when Mom and Dad (or Grandma and Grandpa) can step in and provide some new experiences with an old-fashioned twist.
Life for 21st Century children has become so fixed on small screens... television, computers, gameboys and the like... taking a break once in a while and stepping into the past can be a real learning experience, as well as ...
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