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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The Gladiolus flowers are in bloom.  This is the first time these beautiful flowers have been planted at the Inn. The bulbs were given to us, but with no particular information included.  So, early this spring the small bulbs were stuck in the ground &, as with all bulb-type plants, the waiting began.  At first the sword-like greens poked through the soil, slowly growing longer & longer.  Then, the erect spikes, now at least 3 ft. tall, began to reveal that the flowers were going to be red.

The brilliant red blooms that open ever-so-gradually along the sword-shaped ...

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MOUNT HOPE, Ohio – In the rolling hills of Ohio’s Amish Country, sits a 30-foot tall cake creation made of hay bales, pumpkins and mums. Each year in the fall, Homestead Furniture designs and constructs a fall display outside the store. And each year, they face the question “how are we going to top this?” This year is no exception.

This October marks Homestead’s 25th anniversary so the store employees decided to incorporate this joyous occasion in the fall display. The birthday cake towers over the central entrance and storefront. The three tiers are lined with “frosting,” which is made by ...

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