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Even smaller acts of kindness to those outside the Ohio Amish community are based in the communal spirit. The story was told of an English person who left a Coleman lantern at a local shop for repair. He forgot the lantern, moved out of the community and was gone for almost 7 years. Then an article appeared in the local newspaper about something this man was doing. The shop owner who still had the lantern after all that time, wrote to the customer and encouraged him to pick up his lantern the next time he was in the area. Anyone ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

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By: Nancy Lembke

There are certain things that say “It’s Fall again~!”.  Corn shocks, now ready to harvest, standing like giant, silent soldiers in fields; bright orange pumpkins peeking out from under the large green leaves that protected them through the summer heat; fuzzy caterpillars on their trek to find the perfect place to make their winter cocoon; peculiar-looking Praying Mantis waiting motionless until an unsuspecting cricket gets close enough to become a meal.  Sugar Maple trees explode into brilliant colors of orange, gold, crimson red, mint green before shedding their leaves during the forthcoming rains & wind.  The ...
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Dave Mast

Road apple.

The American slang term for horse dung or droppings originated in the mid 20th century. Clearly, the allusion is to the appearance of horse droppings, which, in shape and size at least, resemble apples.

Road apples are as authentic to Holmes County and Amish Country as are buggies, wind mills, cows and straw hats.

As a distance runner, if you want to experience Amish Country in all of its glory, the Amish Country Half Marathon & 5K envelops the very heart of Amish Country, including the road apples.

Now in its third year, the ...
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