Amish 101

Among the Amish, Rumspringa simply refers to adolescence. During the period known as Rumspringa, beginning at about age 16, Amish youth are no longer under the total control of their parents on weekends and, because they are not baptized, they are not yet under the authority of the church. During this time, many Amish youth adhere to traditional Amish behavior. Others experiment with “worldly” activities like buying a car, going to movies, or wearing non-Amish clothes. Contrary in the media. Rumspringa-age youth typically live at home until after joining the church and then getting married and moving into their ...
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By: LaVonne De Bois

 

As Spring arrives, so does the need to prepare for planting of crops.  Farming among the Amish remains in the 8 - 10% range with regard to family occupations.

 

Recently I interviewed a New Order Amish farmer about farming methods.  Even though Amish are allowed to utilize tractors on the farm for running equipment, some New Order may use tractors for fieldwork.  That is not the norm, but demonstrates the extreme examples from one group to another.

 

Working in the field does not ...
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Beth Newcomb

Nostalgia, heritage and a simpler way of life are all hallmarks of a visit to Amish Country, which is what makes putting a trip to the remarkable Wendell August store at the top of your list an absolute must. After more than 100 years, Wendell August continues to inspire us, delight us and take us on a trip to the past, when true craftsmanship was a signature of the times, and everyday items, as well as thoughtful gifts, never came from overseas.

“Just like our founder Wendell McMinn August did ...
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