Amish 101

How do the Amish light their homes. Without a public power connection, it’s not as simple as flicking a switch.

But Amish do have a number of church-sanctioned ways to illuminate their houses. Like other technologies, lighting will vary across communities. Here are 5 sources of lighting used by the Amish:

1. Propane or Natural Gas Lights

One of the most common sources of illumination. Gas-powered lights may be built into the architecture of the home, or may be freestanding. One ...
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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.





By: Jennifer Yoder

 

Growing up in Holmes County, Ohio’s Amish Country, I never fully appreciated just how lucky I was. Looking back, one of my favorite things to do was go to my grandma’s house on Saturday afternoon. The afternoons that I loved the most were the ones when we got in her jeep and traveled the few miles from Farmerstown to Charm, getting excited and pointing out all the horses along the way.

We would end up at a quaint little country shop called Millers Dry Goods. As a kid, I thought the store was a magical place. There were fabric ...
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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.





By Fran Mast

When the cold winds of winter begin to blow. When the anticipation of Christmas becomes the letdown of Christmas past. When days are short and nights become incredibly dark and long. When children are house-bound and bored with their techni-toys. That’s when Mom and Dad (or Grandma and Grandpa) can step in and provide some new experiences with an old-fashioned twist.    

Life for 21st Century children has become so fixed on small screens... television, computers, gameboys and the like... taking a break once in a while and stepping into the past can be a real learning experience, as well as ...
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