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Rural roads are not city streets. They are often narrower or may vary in width. You may have less room to maneuver or a loose gravel and grass berms to contend with. Don't forget about sharp dips or unexpected turns.


Normal speeds for horse drawn buggies range from 5 to 8 mph. When pulling large farm equipment or loads they may be slower.
Drivers of these vehicles may have low or blocked visibility. Always anticipate left hand turns.


Watch "closure time," the time you have to recognize and respond when coming to a vehicle. Also remember a buggy may back ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

Read our comprehensive guide to why the Amish live the way they do. We offer a list of informative articles to help you understand their culture, and way of life.





Occasionally we are asked questions from our guests about the “farming animals” of Ohio’s Amish Country. It’s always fun to share the things we’ve learned and today we would like to share a little about the Draft Horse.
 
There are 5 “official” breeds of Draft Horses; Belgian, Percheron, Clydesdale, Shire, Suffolk and Paint. Just like there are many different breeds of dogs in the “Working Class” of the dog world (like Sheep Dog, Police Dog, etc), the Draft Horse is the “Working Class” of the horse world.
 
Often called “Gentle Giants”, these behemoths were bred to assist the ...
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Dave Mast

Noted American author and intellect Clifton Paul Fadiman once wrote, “Cheese — milk’s leap toward immortality.”

Fadiman must have been visiting Amish Country when he penned those words.

Each year a grand champion cheesemaker is determined, and four local cheese companies make it awfully tough to determine the winner.

But one must be named, and recently, the man behind a cheese dynasty had to take his turn up front saying cheese for the camera.

Richard Guggisberg accepted the grand champion cheesemaker honor on Thursday, Sept. 26 during the 61st annual Ohio Swiss Festival, on behalf ...
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