The Ordnung is the unwritten set of rules and regulations that guide everyday Amish life. Meaning “order”, or “discipline”, this German word takes on a deeper meaning in the Amish context. The Ordnung provides the foundation for the Amish Christian community.
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By: Nancy Lembke
The day had barely begun when we noticed some unusual activity happening in front of our property. A semi & a pickup truck had stopped on the road, not a typical occurrence on this State Route that runs from Sugarcreek to Coshocton. As we strained to see what caused the flow of traffic to stop, we noticed three ‘strange’ horses being herded into the fenced pasture next door by our neighbor kids.
While it doesn’t happen often, there is the occasional “critter escapee” here in Amish Country. These particular three ‘visitors’ had escaped their ...
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Go for a drive on state Route 3 just south of Loudonville and you’ll soon come across a gorgeous, old grist mill. You may even catch a glimpse of the mill’s waterwheel turning, powering the mechanisms inside the building. This is the Wolf Creek Grist Mill, a historic mill that was once located just north of Loudonville on Route 60.
The Wolf Creek Grist Mill has a long history. It was built in 1831 by the Wolf family, who contracted a grist mill builder named Isaac Meanor to complete the project. ...
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