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            Thursday, April 23, 2015


            Amish Barn Raising Posted by Rodger the Real King of France | 4/23/2015 09:53:00 AM | PERMALINK Back Link (14) | Send This Post | HOME


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If you look closely you can tell that they are using nail guns.

Couldn't help but think, "Who'd they get to run the camera?"
In Honduras, them Mennonites dont even use horses to plow their fields...in Manitoba, they fly turboprop bush planes to visits their fishing camps...same folks, different "strokes"...
While visiting with an Amish harnesmaker one day years ago, I noted that his house looked much newer than his shop building, barns and other structures around. He told me the house was just three years old; the old house burned down. Then he said: "See that hill over there? After the fire, we spent the rest of the night in the barn, and at dawn, when we came out of the barn, more than 200 men came over that hill, and we were back in a house that night.
Sounds impossible, but without plumbing or electricity to deal with, I believed him.

His shop had many machines, and I realized after a bit that the "conduit" I saw running all over the place was actually compressed air lines.
He had replaced all the electric motors in his machinery with air motors, and powered them from a propane powered compressor outside. Somehow, while electricity was taboo, propane and air were OK.
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All of my neighbors down here in SMIBVILLE ! SMIBSID ; ) >
That's no barn. That is the newest manufacturing plant for those wonderful Amish electric fireplace heaters.

CF in CO

You can't fool us: the guys on the roof have to be Mexicans!

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From Ron in Ohio:

I sure would like to know where that barn raising was. We have lived here in Central Ohio for 9 years and frequent Amish farms for fresh produce and baked goods quite a lot. We have became friends with many Amish families and they are all good, hard working folks.

To counter some of the negative comments; The Amish have no electricity or telephones in their homes. Everything is gas. Lighting, cooking, refrigeration. Heating is either gas or wood.

With the blessing of their own Bishops, if their business requires it, they can have electricity and/or telephones. But not in the house. Some have a little outhouse looking building attached to the outside of their barn that houses their telephone.

Around here many Amish are in construction work and use air powered nail guns, not electric! They also contract an "English" van owner to take their families to town for large items or monthly shopping. All other times they use their buggies. Their fields are only plowed by horses.

Amish and Mennonites are not the same. There are many Mennonites around here too and they all do embrace modern conveniences in their homes and stores. The Amish have only recently begun moving out West since farm land is getting too expensive for them in Pa., Ohio, Mich. and Ind. Those that were mentioned in Canada were most likely Mennonites who have beeen there for many years.
The Amish are actually an offshoot of the Mennonites, splitting off several centuries ago because the Mennonites had become too modern and worldly.

I married into a family of Mennonites, and found to my surprise they are a far from monolithic denominaton. You will find some that are very Amish-like and some, like the bunch I married into, that are pretty close to Methodists, and quite a few variations in between.

Early on, I quizzed my prospective mother-in-law about the various differences. About all I could take away from the discussion was, "it's complicated."

The Amish are hardly a monolithic culture, either. Locally they are allowed the use of tractors, but are divided into those who run pneumatic tires and those who are required by their beliefs to run solid core tires. Generally if you can't make it as Amish, you end up with the Mennonites, and I asked one of these chaps about the differences in tractor tires. He explained that some believe that Satan is the "prince of the air" and run solid core tires because they don't want to travel around on Satan's air.

I asked him how they feel about breathing Satan's air, and he just laughed.

Sir H the Comet
I noticed that there was not one fat guy on that project.
Yes, some Mennonites are far more radical than their Amish faction...in Honduras, horses are verboten, fields are howed by hand...in the Chaco war between Bolivia and Paraguay, the Bolivians could not handle the Mennonites' chaco desert and thus got booted out and lost a good chunk of their own land...
I grew up near Lancaster Co Pa. There are sects of Amish with different practices but many are allowed to use machines, even electricity, on a minimal basis. Many have propane refrigerators and generators to run some tools and equipment. It's very common here to see horse-drawn farm machines with gas engines on the machine to power it. You may even see some with cellphones for business use only. Solar panels are beginning to see use. Hunting rifles are common.

It's not so much use of technology as isolation. Being in any way dependent on the outside world is to be avoided at all cost. Each group debates and agrees as to what will be allowed in.

One more thing FTR: Amish Mafia is utter fiction and complete BS. They are total pacifists.

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