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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We still smile when we recall the question from a lady who called to make reservations. It was in early May and she was making plans to come sometime later that year.
"Can you tell me what week you think will have the best weather between now and October?" she innocently asked.
The question caught me totally by surprise. Finally I replied, "Well, in Ohio there is a saying; "if you don't like the weather, wait an hour as a change will likely be coming"."
While it may not be that unpredictable, there are seasons in ...
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I can almost taste the fresh made apple butter now! Join us at the 45th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival on October 17 through October 19. Hours are 10am to 6pm Friday and Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.
Admission is $5 which includes visiting the artisans and interpreters in the living history buildings. FREE parking and children under 12 are FREE.
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