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Phaedra Geiermann

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As a West-coaster, I need a translation. No clue what that is referencing! 😆
Here comes what wiki explains:
Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, Christian pacifism, and slowness to adopt many conveniences of modern technology, with a view neither to interrupt family time, nor replace face-to-face conversations whenever possible, and a view to maintain self-sufficiency.

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A simple living is so good!
 

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A simple living is so good!

yes. :) there are some Amish and Mennonite communities around here. culturally i have no ties to any of them but the way they live is closer to how i live than if you compared my life to most people around me that i know. i do use electricity and i do know how to drive but on the whole i also make choices to live a pretty simple life and it works well for me. i ask myself questions about simplicity, happiness, and what i'd like to accomplish to keep me on track and it does work most of the time.
 

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My Great Grandmother Sylvia was born to a Anabaptist minister father (Church of the Brethren) in Indiana who died when she was a child. The Mormons had gone through their problems in NW Missouri by that time and moved out. Anabaptist moved in and many are still there, today. Sylvia and her mother with many children in tow, moved to live in the Anabaptist community in Missouri. Sylvia married the boy next door (also from Indiana) and they moved to the ID/WA border ;). My Grandmother Goldie was born in Missouri before the move.

Anabaptist: Brethren, Mennonite, Hutterite, Amish. Grandma Goldie seemed to be strongly influenced by her family religion altho I don't know that her parents were involved in the church. She was certainly prepared for a farm life although she was a restaurant cook during her later years and a move to California. Mom only had one story about her grandmother Sylvia and that was from a visit to their home. Sylvia referred to the person that her daughter was working for as Mrs. Doohickey. Mom still laughed about that memory into her old age :).

Doohickeys, gadgets, gizmos, and contraptions sure caught up with my people over the last 150 years.

:D Steve
 

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Today I learned that the Amish use pre-packaged food and may even eat at fast food restaurants. They even use battery powered lights! Who knew?
That actually surprised me a little, since I was under the impression that Amish won't even eat their own CROPS if they didn't get the Bishop of their community to bless their seeds before they planted them. But then again, I was aware that the Amish DO import some items for their use that they can't produce themselves (like tea and coffee). And their are no doubt many levels of Amish and Mennonite, which vary in what they will and will not do (I remember reading a story about someone who committed a robbery of an Amish household, thinking he'd get away with it because he thought Amish don't contact the police. THAT sect did.)

Mom only had one story about her grandmother Sylvia and that was from a visit to their home. Sylvia referred to the person that her daughter was working for as Mrs. Doohickey. Mom still laughed about that memory into her old age :).

Doohickeys, gadgets, gizmos, and contraptions sure caught up with my people over the last 150 years.

:D Steve

Sort of reminds me of a VERY old man who I used to buy stamps from whenever the Stamp and Coin Show came around (since he was GREAT at finding BOTB stuff and interesting Cinderellas, which I was always interested in).

Anyway, as far as I could tell, his name (or, at least, the name he did business under), was Mr. Chazeri, which always impressed me as a VERY funny, if slightly apt name (chazeri is Yiddish for "junk" or "trash")
 

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every clan can be different.
Yes, that is something I was aware of, yet the use of solar power and generators was a complete surprise. Actually it was a bit of a shock. I'm more familiar with Mennonites. Somehow I'd imagined that the Amish did not use any form of electrical power.

eta: shock pun not intended! :lol:
 

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All kinds of cuttings also contribute well. Some are used for propagation, and some become supporting materials.
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I am also collecting longer cuttings for making two doors (to keep dogs out) for my vegetable area.
 

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All kinds of cuttings also contribute well. Some are used for propagation, and some become supporting materials.
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I am also collecting longer cuttings for making two doors (to keep dogs out) for my vegetable area.
Funny, as I am learning to grow peas I thought of exactly THIS for starting them indoors. I is a PITA to wind them through chicken wire, as I am now doing.
Thx for the photo! :hugs I will try this for my Fall planting!
 

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