Amish 101

Most Amish women tend to wash clothes using an old-time tub-style wringer washers.  Some Old Order and Swartzentruber Amish still use boiling water in a large pot and “swoosh” the clothes around until the clothes are clean. There’s usually a set schedule for laundry day, for many Amish families it is Monday.

There are different ways to get clothing dry. Many Amish, especially in the Midwest, use the traditional head-level T-pole clotheslines. 

A number of Amish ladies rely on one or two extra-long lines strung up to a tree, a high pole or the barn. A rotating wheel ...
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By: LaVonne De Bois

 

As Spring arrives, so does the need to prepare for planting of crops.  Farming among the Amish remains in the 8 - 10% range with regard to family occupations.

 

Recently I interviewed a New Order Amish farmer about farming methods.  Even though Amish are allowed to utilize tractors on the farm for running equipment, some New Order may use tractors for fieldwork.  That is not the norm, but demonstrates the extreme examples from one group to another.

 

Working in the field does not ...
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This past Spring brought a grand opening for not only a new 600-seat theater, but an 81-room hotel and event center, all offering the kind of top-notch experience the Amish Country Theater is known to deliver. The Berlin Encore Hotel & Suites features an inspiring 20-foot-high atriumstyle lobby connecting all three buildings with rustic decor, exposed beams, complete with soft seating, fireplaces, and room to relax to live music and entertainmentREAD MORE

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