Bruce Stambaugh

Amish buggies in Ohio’s Amish Country may be all black, but they definitely aren’t all the same. The nondescript, unobtrusive color merely keeps them uniform and modest.

Even if they all are black, a closer look reveals that there are many differences in buggies. These variances are especially true for buggies owned by younger Amish men. Particular attention is paid to the kind of accessories included on their buggies. After all, a buggy can last for 30 years if it is well maintained.

At least two-dozen buggy shops are sprinkled around the Greater Holmes County area. That way the Amish ...
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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

A honeymoon doesn’t have to be expensive, insisted Donna Marie Golden, owner of the 17-unit collection of chalets, cabins, cottages and villas that comprise her wildly popular Donna’s Premier Lodging — one of the area’s finest bed and breakfasts and a popular destination for couples.
   
“With the exquisite, snow-covered rolling hills of the Amish countryside as a backdrop, couples who want to rekindle their relationship by planning a honeymoon, or just a romantic getaway, can stay in one of our cabins or chalets for the ultimate in seclusion, or one of our well-appointed suites or villas to be ...
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