The Amish are averse to any technology which they feel weakens the family structure. The conveniences that the rest of us take for granted such as electricity, television, automobiles, telephones and tractors are considered to be a temptation that could cause vanity, create inequality, or lead the Amish away from their close-knit community and, as such, are not encouraged or accepted in most orders. Most Amish cultivate their fields with horse-drawn machinery, live in houses without electricity, and get around in horse-drawn buggies.


It is common for Amish communities to allow the use of telephones, but they do not allow ...
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Sitting here staring at this screen is about the most uninspiring thing a person could do on a day like this, but we'll hurry and be brief with this writing, and then head outside once more to enjoy the scenery.

We waited for this - the time of year when the leaves are turning many shades of yellow, orange and red in our part of the world. What a wonderful gift it is to be able to see and enjoy all this natural beauty ...
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Ken McEntee

The autumn season will kick off during the weekend of Oct. 20-22 at the 48th annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival. The longest-running tradition in Roscoe, this local celebration of fall features nearly 100 craft and food vendors and, of course, samplings of the hand-stirred apple butter tended to by volunteers in the open air of Roscoe’s Whitewoman Street. Live entertainment will include traditional dulcimer, bluegrass, country and contemporary players, gospel singers and a magician.
   
The admission price — $5 for guests 12 years old and up — includes access to the living history buildings, which feature costumed interpreters, ...
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