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Amish Cooking

Buggies.  Bonnets.  Farming.  These aren't the only things the Amish are famous for!  They're also distinguished by their incredible home cooking and delicious recipes! Though all Amish cooking has a distinct deliciousness, there are a number of dishes the Amish are particularly famous for.  We've listed a few below; check out more on our Amish [...]

Amish or Mennonite?

For those who don't grow up in or around plain communities, the different sects of Amish and Mennonite groups can be extremely confusing.  We at Amish Country Gazebos are often asked the question, "What's the difference between the Amish and the Mennonites?" The Amish and Mennonites both originated from the Anabaptist movement (those who rejected [...]

An Amish Christmas

Christmas, it's the most wonderful time of the year!  But an Amish Christmas is not a time for Jack Frost, elves, or visiting Santa Claus.  Rather, the Amish Christmas is focused on the celebration of Christ's birth. As the holiday approaches, some Amish families may decorate with greens inside their homes. Christmas cookies and candy [...]

Amish Woodworking

Though generally thought of as farmers, the Amish have for centuries been excellent woodworkers.  However, it wasn't until recent times that this skill became recognized on a wide scale. Jim Seida / msnbc.com The Amish use only real wood in their projects - no particle board will ever measure up to the exemplary [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving... it's a time of family, football, and... shopping.  But it wasn't always like this.  Except for the family part. It was September, 1620.  The Pilgrims had just landed near Cape Cod and set about establishing a village in Plymouth.  Through an incredibly harsh winter, the Pilgrims lost more than half of those who had [...]

Amish Farming

The Amish are virtually synonomous with farming.  And for good reason.  As late as the 1970's, more than 70% of the Amish were farmers.  Though many of today's Amish have ventured into other realms of employment, particularly woodworking and construction, farming remains a staple to the Amish way of life. Amish farming is powered mainly [...]