• Joseph Coplin January 31, 2023 at 2:13 pm on Amish BuildersI have 13.5 acres of trees. I would like to donate to the amish community. If they can come and cut them down. My number is 315 755 8354 Mr.Coplin Currently in salters SC.
  • Joseph Coplin January 31, 2023 at 2:12 pm on Amish BuildersI have 13.5 acres of trees. I would like to donate to the amish community. If they can come and cut them down. My number is 315 755 8354 Mr.Coplin
  • Hello January 31, 2023 at 12:04 pm on Illinois AmishThere is an independent Amish community in Roseville as well.
  • vampire survivors January 30, 2023 at 10:20 pm on Delaware AmishI enjoyed your essay.
  • Janice Turner January 30, 2023 at 5:57 pm on Amish BuildersLooking for Amish builder in NC 20 minutes outside of Charlotte. It will be a small home 720sq. ft.
  • Jane Mark January 30, 2023 at 7:50 am on 26 Amish Businesses (Clare County, Michigan)Hello, I spoke with Milo Bontrager on the other day. He owns Country Lane Canvas. He called Top Stitch for some vinyl. I need to call him. Can I please get his phone number
  • Vicky January 29, 2023 at 9:44 pm on Two Reasons Why Amish Limit EducationAnd now with 2020-2023...the person who has spent their entire life in politics, and who should know better, has almost destroyed the USA. During 2016-2020 we had achieved energy independence, the economy was growing, Blacks were employed at greater levels & higher pay than ever before, and the border was secure. In less than 3 years all of that has been destroyed.
  • Dolores January 28, 2023 at 11:15 am on How do Amish discipline children?Very well put Sara. I've learned that many people who criticize the loudest often have the least experience/knowledge. My Amish friends are wonderful parents and their children are very loving, happy and well adjusted.
  • Dolores January 28, 2023 at 9:55 am on How do Amish discipline children?Dear Beverly Cheek, and anyone else that wished to criticize the Amish for their parenting skills. First: NONE of us are worthy of "Parent of the year" award...don't judge! Second: I know numerous English (that refers to anyone non-amish) folks with extended educations that are selfish, inconsiderate and just plain spoiled (yes, these are adults). Third: I was spanked from time to time as a child, I do not suffer from low self confidence, violent outbursts, unlawful deviance or any other trauma due to my "spankings". I know those spankings were likely well deserved. Furthermore, my Amish friends are not quick to spank their children as some of you imply. It is typically a last resort punishment as it was for me. Also, Amish do NOT require their children to marry at 16, or 18 or any specific date. They are allowed to date (tho that is monitored...unlike English who are most often screwing around by the age of 16!!) As far as leaving school at 8th/9th grade level...their schools actually TEACH useful life skills (unlike our school system which brainwashed our children). Many Amish are MUCH wealthier than most of you, they just don't waste $$$ on useless trinkets. I may add that after having the wonderful opportunity to get to know an Amosh family and become good friends with them...I have TONS more respect for them and their way of life than I do the self-centered, pretentious lifestyles we English insist on. It is God's job to judge, not yours! How will he judge you?
  • Dolores January 28, 2023 at 9:53 am on How do Amish discipline children?Dear Beverly, and anyone else that wished to criticize the Amish for their parenting skills. First: NONE of us are worthy of "Parent of the year" award...don't judge! Second: I know numerous English (that refers to anyone non-amish) folks with extended educations that are selfish, inconsiderate and just plain spoiled (yes, these are adults). Third: I was spanked from time to time as a child, I do not suffer from low self confidence, violent outbursts, unlawful deviance or any other trauma due to my "spankings". I know those spankings were likely well deserved. Furthermore, my Amish friends are not quick to spank their children as some of you imply. It is typically a last resort punishment as it was for me. Also, Amish do NOT require their children to marry at 16, or 18 or any specific date. They are allowed to date (tho that is monitored...unlike English who are most often screwing around by the age of 16!!) As far as leaving school at 8th/9th grade level...their schools actually TEACH useful life skills (unlike our school system which brainwashed our children). Many Amish are MUCH wealthier than most of you, they just don't waste $$$ on useless trinkets. I may add that after having the wonderful opportunity to get to know an Amosh family and become good friends with them...I have TONS more respect for them and their way of life than I do the self-centered, pretentious lifestyles we English insist on. It is God's job to judge, not yours! How will he judge you?
  • Bert January 27, 2023 at 10:07 pm on Six Reasons Why People Fail To Join The Amishhi my moms family lives in a small town in ct and most of the young people are involved with the church there its a small community there and also a lot of cousins and that
  • Diane P January 27, 2023 at 8:47 pm on The Amish in Tennessee (Video)Thank you so much for sharing. What beauitful scenic farms. I appreciate this so much because far west people don't get to view what it's like in Amish country. Such a big differance living in big cities. Although i live in small town and appreciate that much. I'd would love to live in a place like that but I fear I wouldn't know how to live in the winter and fear of tornados. But it certainly a joy to see how Amish live. I wonder why their houses are all white. Thank you again for nice viedo.
  • Erik/Amish America January 27, 2023 at 8:20 pm on The Amish in Tennessee (Video)Good question Jim, that is actually a great example of a visibility adaptation some Swartzentruber Amish have adopted in lieu of the triangle/electric lighting. Those are 2 pieces of PVC pipe attached to the wheel which create that attention-getting effect when in motion. The white color reflects beams at night pretty well. I've mentioned this solution in some of the recent posts on the Ohio lighting law lately - Michael captured a great example of it here
  • Jim Potter January 27, 2023 at 7:10 pm on The Amish in Tennessee (Video)Thank you for sharing about the Amish in Tennessee. In place of the orange slow moving vehicle sign, I noticed the carriage had very visible light colored moving alerts to the left of the driver. What are they called?
  • Juan Arjona January 27, 2023 at 1:04 pm on Amish RestaurantsPlease open up a restaurant here in Arizona
  • CAROL RAMEY January 27, 2023 at 6:51 am on Amish Buildersdisabled WV veteran needs to locate amish builders to build a shed. Already has concrete pad to build the shed on. Also would like a quote to build kitchen cabinets for me and to repair flooring - if possible. Called Amish hands in Kenova WV to builds beautiful furniture, but doesn't know anyone near me to do the work that needs to be replaced. Am praying that you can help me or knows of someone who can. Respectfully, Carol Ramey
  • mapquest driving directions January 27, 2023 at 4:45 am on Michigan Amish Tourism and Business DirectoryMidway through June, my husband and I are traveling to Michigan to complete the Lake Circle to Mackinaw Island. He is quite interested in seeing an Amish farm. Are there any excursions or other activities there?
  • wordle January 27, 2023 at 4:42 am on Why do Amish women cover their hair?They consider a woman's covering of her head to be a sign of her obedience to her husband. It represents a girl's subordination to their father for unmarried girls.
  • Alan January 26, 2023 at 11:35 am on Pennsylvania AmishDepending on where you are located in NW Pennsylvania, I would advertise it in a local classified paper, such as the Area Shopper. Perhaps post on the bulletin boards at feed mills, etc. Just like you are trying to sell it to anyone else.
  • Kensi Blonde January 25, 2023 at 8:05 pm on Amish On Using High Tech: “Out of sight” and “Respectfully”$25 for a e-book is way to expensive. Sorry. Good luck with it though. Maybe the library has it.
  • Kensi Blonde January 25, 2023 at 8:04 pm on Amish On Using High Tech: “Out of sight” and “Respectfully”Things change, it's called progress. I'm extremely happy to say I was recently able to convince an Amish family to get all the cats on their property fixed. As for technology, I'm currently downshifting and becoming more "Amish" about it. I'll go buy that book. Moderation in everything.
  • Rusty and Claire Orner January 25, 2023 at 6:48 pm on Pennsylvania AmishI would like to sell my farm to the Amish community; I believe in their lifestyle and their religion. How may I contact them to let them know the land is available for purchase? There are 30 acres with buildings, home, barn, pond, and more: a Northwestern Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization is seeking the sale of the farm along with inheriting the nonprofit business (shop, table, chairs, tools, etc). Come and wander through our lush gardens of organic vegetables, herbs, fruits, and edible flowers. Explore our 30 acres of nature trails, red wiggler worm composting system, wind/solar energy system, geothermal & biomass heating, geothermal cooling, stained glass mosaics, spring-fed 1/2 acre pond, greenhouse, solar-powered gravitiy-fed irrigation system, yurt, stream, mushroom production, fruit trees, woods, meadows, earthen oven, hi tunnel, Hugelkultur, straw bale house, pavilion, and benches. Thank you for this venue and I look forward to communicating via email. Only serious offers with approved financing. Thanks!
  • Jerry January 25, 2023 at 5:43 pm on The 2023 Amish Mud Sale Schedule (Lancaster County Auction Calendar)The Gratz sale is always the first Saturday in May. So the 5 and 6 of May. Friday will be the horse auction. The Lebanon Valley sale in Reistville is always the last Friday/Saturday in June. The 23 and 24th in 2023. The Perry County Auction is the second Saturday of July. My first sale on the left side of the Susquehanna is April 15 at the Beaver Run Sale in Montour County in Danville, PA. The Gratz sale is a benefit of the local fire company and the are Amish Schools. The other three are Amish School benefit auction only.
  • Erik/Amish America January 25, 2023 at 3:42 pm on The 2023 Amish Mud Sale Schedule (Lancaster County Auction Calendar)Hi Jim, glad you liked it. I don't believe I have one "big" post on the topic but I do have a few which go into aspects of Amish volunteer firefighters that may be of interest. The first features photos by a reader of Amish putting out a fire. https://amishamerica.com/amish-firefighters/ https://amishamerica.com/amish-firemen-in-new-york/ https://amishamerica.com/amish-firefighters-emts-using-motorized-scooters/
  • Jim Potter January 25, 2023 at 3:09 pm on The 2023 Amish Mud Sale Schedule (Lancaster County Auction Calendar)Erik, thank you for the Mud Sale article & video. If you haven't already done so, please consider doing a future article on an Amish (or largely Amish) volunteer fire department. Thanks, Jim
  • Erik/Amish America January 25, 2023 at 12:10 pm on Amish-Owned Pizza Place? Why NotGood to hear, well if we find more of these maybe I'll need to think about starting an "Amish pizza" section in the business directory!
  • Al in Ky January 25, 2023 at 11:46 am on Amish-Owned Pizza Place? Why NotI just checked with a person very familiar with the area who said that Topeka Pizza is Amish-owned and is a very good place to eat. I plan to try it out next time I'm in the area.
  • Arthur Mabee Jr January 25, 2023 at 10:58 am on Where does the “Dutch” in “Pennsylvania Dutch” REALLY come from?Erik, This is an explanation and very good lesson on the History of Pennsylvania Dutch, there is many interpretations to the truth about why it’s called Dutch. I know some Very old order Amish being Swartzentruber friends that differ some. I asked a Bishop friend of mine that Explained this to me 6 years ago: He told me that it Is German pronounced deutch with an American standard Dutch, just like the Pennsylvania Dutch language spoken. In older order German, for the pronounce of their land: Bunders republik Of Detuchland back 20 years ago. If you said that today to someone in the younger generation, They would not understand, and give you a funny look. I speak German fluent “iche spreaken sie gosse deutche” That is old german, newer german people give you A funny look lol. In any event this is a great history lesson Erik, Keep up the great work brother! Brother, Arthur
  • Fritz Fischer January 25, 2023 at 6:23 am on Where does the “Dutch” in “Pennsylvania Dutch” REALLY come from?The Germans from further north still don't understand us when we speak Bernese, which sometimes has its advantages 🙂
  • Kensi Blonde January 24, 2023 at 10:47 pm on Where does the “Dutch” in “Pennsylvania Dutch” REALLY come from?Thanks. My grandmother is "Pennsylvania Dutch" she was born in Bethlehem PA and is Moravian but only speaks English. My ancestry chart shows the expected German but I also have a bit of Swiss. I'd been wondering where that came from. Probably her!

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