An Amish Autumn Afternoon

Thursday, October 22, 2009
By Nick Schneider, Assistant Editor

Nearly 650 Old Order Amish families make their homes in Daviess County. Today, most Old Order Amish continue to keep their lives simple, requiring little or no use of modern day conveniences. The Amish believe it's important for Christians to be separate from the world, both inwardly and outwardly. Old Order members reflect this belief in their dress, their form of worship, their language and their use of technology, according to information from the Daviess County Visitor's Center. But as you can see there are some changes taking place in terms of technology with windmills and solar panels evident on some barns.