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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There is something surreal about an early morning fog in the valleys of southeast Ohio.  Hill tops look like tiny islands surrounded by mysterious white fluff.  As the sun slowly burns off the low-lying haze, one notices small clusters of Amish homes nestled within the edges of woodlands & harvested fields. Dairymen, already finished with their early morning milking, have given leave to the cows who now slowly choose a place in the pasture to enjoy another fall day. A breeze blows through the low-lands & chases off the final wisps of any lingering haze.  A new beauty emerges for ...

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Beth Newcomb

When installing a new kitchen, customization never goes out of style — and it can actually add increased value to a home.

Box store cabinets will never help people achieve the luxurious look and feel that custom cabinetry can. That’s because stock cabinets are made for the masses, instead of individual wants and needs. When people go custom, said Eli Wengerd, owner of the 27-year-old Alpine Cabinets of Holmes County, personalization is one of the most attractive advantages.

"Our cabinetry is designed to fit your lifestyle,” he said. “We can include whatever design features or extras you desire and ...

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