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 ...

"How do the Amish live?"

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By: Nancy Lembke

The day had barely begun when we noticed some unusual activity happening in front of our property.  A semi & a pickup truck had stopped on the road, not a typical occurrence on this State Route that runs from Sugarcreek to Coshocton.  As we strained to see what caused the flow of traffic to stop, we noticed three ‘strange’ horses being herded into the fenced pasture next door by our neighbor kids.

While it doesn’t happen often, there is the occasional “critter escapee” here in Amish Country.  These particular three ‘visitors’ had escaped their ...

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Ken McEntee

          The spectacular hues painted on nature’s rolling canvas and the outdoor celebrations of the year’s harvest make fall the busiest time of the year in Amish Country, said Danara Wallace, public information specialist with the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce.

          “The fall marks the end of a lot of hard summer work and the time when everybody is bringing in their crops,” she said. “That’s the origin of the many small-town festivals that happen in the autumn. The festivals offer a lot of family fun, and the colorful fall foliage of the hills and valleys is also ...

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