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 ...
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Fall is a great time, perhaps the best time, to visit Ohio’s Amish country. There is a lot to see even before the leaves begin to change.

Though less than 10 percent of the Amish actually farm today, harvest time is still a highlight of the rural culture. Whether picking the season’s last produce, baling the year’s ...
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Ken McEntee

Imagine that it’s a pleasant spring day in the 1830s. But your Ohio Canal journey from Portsmouth, on the Ohio River, to Cleveland, on Lake Erie, has been interrupted by damage to your canal boat.

You are mudlarked in Roscoe Village.

So how will you pass the time until your boat is repaired? Fortunately, said Debbie McDonald, marketing manger for Historic Roscoe Village, there are plenty of activities to keep you and your family occupied—even on Sundays, when many businesses in Amish Country are closed.

“Because all of our attractions and activities are open on Sundays, Roscoe Village is a natural extension of ...
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