The family is the most important social unit in the Amish culture. Large families with seven to ten children are common. Chores are clearly divided by sexual role in the Amish home - the man usually works on the farm, while the wife does the washing, cleaning, cooking, and other household chores. There are exceptions, but typically the father is considered the head of the Amish household. German is spoken in the home, though English is also taught in school. Amish marry Amish - no intermarriage is allowed. Divorce is not permitted in the Amish lifestyle and separation is very ...
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By: Nancy Lembke

There are certain things that say “It’s Fall again~!”.  Corn shocks, now ready to harvest, standing like giant, silent soldiers in fields; bright orange pumpkins peeking out from under the large green leaves that protected them through the summer heat; fuzzy caterpillars on their trek to find the perfect place to make their winter cocoon; peculiar-looking Praying Mantis waiting motionless until an unsuspecting cricket gets close enough to become a meal.  Sugar Maple trees explode into brilliant colors of orange, gold, crimson red, mint green before shedding their leaves during the forthcoming rains & wind.  The ...
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I can almost taste the fresh made apple butter now!  Join us at the 45th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival on October 17 through October 19.  Hours are 10am to 6pm Friday and Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

Admission is $5 which includes visiting the artisans and interpreters in the living history buildings.  FREE parking and children under 12 are FREE.



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