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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“Majestic” seems to be the most appropriate word to describe the Bald Eagle that sat high in a leafless tree near Fender’s Fish Hatchery. He was too far away for us to observe what he was looking at, but one could easily surmise that he was attentive to any movement of a fish near the surface of the pond directly below his perch. Knowing that he had more time to wait than we did, we continued on our journey.
Depending on the season, in our own back yard we have noted Junco, Robins, Blue Bird, Cardinals, Blue ...
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Noted American author and intellect Clifton Paul Fadiman once wrote, “Cheese — milk’s leap toward immortality.”
Fadiman must have been visiting Amish Country when he penned those words.
Each year a grand champion cheesemaker is determined, and four local cheese companies make it awfully tough to determine the winner.
But one must be named, and recently, the man behind a cheese dynasty had to take his turn up front saying cheese for the camera.
Richard Guggisberg accepted the grand champion cheesemaker honor on Thursday, Sept. 26 during the 61st annual Ohio Swiss Festival, on behalf ...
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