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Amish - The Ordnung is a set of rules for Amish living. Ordnung is the German word for order, discipline, rule, arrangement, organization, or system. Because the Amish have no central church government, each assembly is autonomous and is its own governing authority. Thus, every local church maintains an individual set of rules, adhering to its own Ordnung, which may vary from district to district as each community administers its own guidelines.

When it comes to the lifestyle of the Amish, folklore, fantasy, and fascination abound. Here are 10 common myths about the Amish, debunked!

Flower for my momma.  Amish child.

A little Amish girl holding a sunflower behind her back. Probably to give to her Momma. My sister loves anything to do with Amish, her kitchen is absolutely beautiful how she has it decorated with all Amish things !

Our Amish Values: Who We Are and What We Believe (Plain Living) by Lester Beachy

Our Amish Values: Who We Are and What We Believe (Plain Living) by Lester Beachy

Barn Raising-to me this is such a testament of what people can do to help eachother...is a really neat thing to witness the Amish, because they are trying to live as the Bible instructs us to and this is the part that really speaks volumes to me. - check more here: http://ewoodworkingprojects.com/

Barn Raising-to me this is such a testament of what people can do to help eachother.is a really neat thing to witness the Amish, because they are trying to live as the Bible instructs us to and this is the part that really speaks volumes to me.

Squash and Gourds are big sellers in the fall. Still individuals busy themselves in the slower winter months making rugs, Amish dolls and quilts, cedar lawn furniture and made-to-order cabinets and fine furniture. In recent years, giant igloo cooler buildings have been built, so in winter, pond ice can sawed and stacked and then that cools perishables all summer  long.

Squash and Gourds are big sellers in the fall. Still individuals busy themselves in the slower winter months making rugs, Amish dolls and quilts, cedar lawn furniture and made-to-order cabinets and fine furniture.

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