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AMISH FURNITURE STYLES

Written by Christine M. Irvin The Amish are known for many things: their religious beliefs, their simple lifestyle, and for their craftsmanship. They are well-known for their wood-working skills and the beautiful furniture they make. The furniture they build is … Continue reading

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Alpaca Farming in Carroll County Ohio

  Written by Christine M. Irvin Alpaca’s Provide Rich Fiber and Manure Resources When we think of Carroll County we think of rolling hills, farms, cows, pigs, chicken, goats, lambs, but whoever thought you would see alpacas? Well, believe it … Continue reading

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CHARM HARNESS AND BOOT – The Place for Customer Service and Selection

Written By Christine M. Irvin Charm Harness and Boot is your one-stop shop destination for everything related to work clothes for the whole family as well as shoes and boots. With about 8200 square feet of store space and over … Continue reading

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Taking a Break in Ohio’s Amish Country

by Christine M. Irvin   Ohio has one of the largest Amish populations in the U. S. making it the perfect state for an Amish-style getaway, whether for a regular vacation or simply a “staycation”. The majority of the Amish … Continue reading

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Amish Friendship Bread – Recipe and History

By Christine M. Irvin Amish Friendship Bread – Starter Recipe  Perhaps you’ve heard of Amish Friendship Bread. Perhaps you’ve even tasted some, or had someone given you a starter for it. If so, then you’re familiar with the ritual of … Continue reading

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Amish Service Guide, Now Available at Retailers

written by: Sarah J. Grezlik The 2011/2012 Amish Service Guide is a guide to Amish Businesses throughout Ohio. Released in late November of 2011 this guide provides educational stories about the Amish way of life, an address directory, photos and … Continue reading

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An Interview with Wanda Brunstetter

By Christine M. Irvin Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning writer and author of almost 50 books with a combined total of over 5 million copies sold. Wanda likes to write about the Amish and helped pioneer the Amish fiction genre. … Continue reading

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AMISH POPULATIONS IN THE U.S.

By, Christine M. Irvin The Amish, led by Jacob Amman, split from the Mennonites in the late 17th century. The Amish were unhappy with some of the Mennonite beliefs and practices. They originally settled in Switzerland and in Germany. The … Continue reading

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AMISH ETIQUETTE

By Christine M. Irvin Traveling through and shopping in Amish country can be a delightful and relaxing experience. You can enjoy the scenery of the countryside, dine on authentic Amish food and produce either in an Amish-run restaurant or from … Continue reading

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Amish Quilts

By, Christine M. Irvin Quilting is now considered a common activity in the Amish community as their quilts are readily available for purchase. However, it wasn’t always this way.Before the Amish started making quilts, they used coverlets in the style … Continue reading

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AMISH HOLIDAYS

By Christine M. Irvin Amish Holidays do not follow your typical American calendar. Although the Amish are known as hard-workers, they still take time off from work for various reasons – to rest, to spend time with their families, and … Continue reading

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DRIVING SAFELY IN AMISH COUNTRY

By: Christine M. Irvin Picture this: Peaceful countryside, rolling hills, Amish farms along the road, Amish buggies on the road. A pleasant place to go for a Sunday afternoon drive, wouldn’t you say? Then, a car goes zipping by, passing … Continue reading

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Amish Dress

AMISH DRESS by Christine M. Irvin If you’ve been around Amish country or seen pictures of the Amish people, you will notice that their clothing is different from that of others. There’s a reason for that. Actually, there are several … Continue reading

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Behalt: Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center

For those who are curious about the Amish, or who simply want to learn more about their history and their culture, a visit to Holmes County in Ohio is a must. There, at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin, Ohio, in the special Mural House, you will find a giant cyclorama, a “mural in-the-round,” which depicts the history of the Anabaptists. The mural is 265 feet wide and 10 feet tall. Continue reading

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History of the Amish

Written by: Christine M. Irvin The Amish can trace their religious roots back to the early 1500s as their beliefs and practices were based on the writings of Menno Simon, the founder of the Mennonite faith, as well as on the 1632 … Continue reading

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