Amish 101

When an Amish woman gets married she will refer to her husband as the “head” of the family, with that said, she will take part in most of the family financial decisions. Matters of the home, the garden, and the children are her main responsibility. Most will have control of the family checkbook and their name will be listed on property deeds with their husband. Some Amish women own and operate their own small business, such as raising poultry or vegetables, baking, or sewing quilts and other handcrafted items. Some run bakeries, fabric shops, restaurants and ...
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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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Dave Mast

Autumn in Holmes County means lots of changing colors as leaves on trees turn golden yellow, crimson red and bright orange among the array of vibrant colors that make up Amish Country’s landscape as the fall season moves in.
   
Autumn is an important time in Amish Country because it is then that the changing season brings in millions of visitors to Holmes County, and Ashery Country Store Bulk Foods wants to make sure visitors have plenty to experience when they visit Amish Country.
   
Thus, the Ashery’s Fall Harvest Fest will take place Sept. 21-23, and those ...
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