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questions about authenticity?!?! Did anyone think this show was real???

This is a cute painting and it's good too. It doesn't have to be complicated or gaudy to be eye-catching.

Winter wash day. I just realized I would die if I were Amish. OR no one would have clean clothes..either way

from Mail Online

Amish children are nearly immune to asthma and allergies

Amish children are nearly immune to asthma and allergies What is also interesting is the absence of autism in Amish communities. Amish women are very rarely induced as they don’t have ‘due dates”. Recent research shows that some forms of autism are associated with oxytocin deficiency, and questions are currently being raised about the links to this and the use of artificial oxytocin, syntocinon (Pitocin) or other drugs routinely used in labour. There have been very few studies done, but…

"Self-employed Amish do not pay Social Security tax. Those employed by non-Amish employers do pay Social Security tax. The Amish do pay real estate, state and federal income taxes, county taxes, sales tax, etc. The Amish do not collect Social Security benefits, nor would they collect unemployment or welfare funds.

Amish child on gate. The children manage to make a good time of being out in the barn.