|Circa 1922 Stove in Swartzentruber Amish Home|
The Swartzentruber Amish, named after a leader, are the strictest of the local Amish. Governed by the hand of the church and their bishop. The Swartzentruber follow very restrictive guidelines for living; some of which include no hiring of drivers to go to a job site, minimal or no use of power tools. They use a saw run by a gas motor. They do not have refrigerators or rent freezer space, nor do they carry the slow-moving triangle on their buggies. Farming is with work horses. It's not unusual to see young boys drive teams of horses. To learn more about the Amish, follow the ministry of Joe Keim, who both he and his wife, were raised Swartzentruber Amish and have a great love for their people.
Come to The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast where, at breakfast time, we share about our culture and community. In a followup blog, I will share photos of the new stove after it is installed.
Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
November 3, 2011