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Ohio's Amish Country

Amish weddings are traditionally held on Tuesdays or Thursdays in later fall after the harvest. Amish wedding tradition has had to give way to practicality. Weddings are now held year round and on other days to accommodate the number of couples getting married.


Courtship among the Amish is more secretive. A couple won't announce their engagement until just a few weeks before their wedding. They keep it a secret (as long as they can). It is always an occasion for a new dress for the bride. They typically don't wear white but one of the more acceptable colors of their ...
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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.





THIS IS OUR VIEW - Sights, Sounds, Seasons
By: Nancy Lembke

“Harvest Moon” is what they call the full moon of September - a moon bright enough that one could see well enough after the sun has set to continue harvesting the appropriate crops.   The challenge to get children up and ready for school becomes harder since the sun doesn’t want to ‘get up’ early either.  Cool nights make for better sleeping than the “dog days of summer” and wearing a sweater in the morning hours that can be removed as the day warms up is a matter of ...
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Amish blogs?

Presenting bloggers from area businesses to keep you informed regarding events and more at their businesses and throughout Amish Country.





Bruce Stambaugh

The staff at Homestead Furniture, 8233 SR 241, Mt. Hope, has some excellent furniture care ideas to share.

Cleaning recommendations

We recommend using a soft cotton cloth to wipe the furniture. Dip the cloth in a simple solution of two to four ounces of white vinegar or a mild detergent like dishwasher soap diluted in a half gallon of water. Wipe any excess moisture with a dry, soft cotton rag,

The use of furniture polish is not necessary given the sealer coat on your hardwood pieces. However, if you do want to use furniture polish, we strongly recommend Guardsmen® products, which can be ...
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