Ohio Amish homes are easily picked out as one drives through a community. The houses are usually large but simple in design. Most feature white siding of some type. Porches and decks are common. There's a detached barn close to the house. The wash is flying in the wind on a wash day and smoke curling from the chimney on a cold day.

The large houses serve two purposes, neither of which has to do with having a bigger house than the neighbor in some kind of competition. First the house typically provides space for larger families. The bedrooms are upstairs ...
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By: Nancy Lembke

The day had barely begun when we noticed some unusual activity happening in front of our property.  A semi & a pickup truck had stopped on the road, not a typical occurrence on this State Route that runs from Sugarcreek to Coshocton.  As we strained to see what caused the flow of traffic to stop, we noticed three ‘strange’ horses being herded into the fenced pasture next door by our neighbor kids.

While it doesn’t happen often, there is the occasional “critter escapee” here in Amish Country.  These particular three ‘visitors’ had escaped their ...
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Dave Mast

Have you ever attempted to reach out and touch, or even taste, colors? While that may be impossible, Ashery Country Bulk Foods near Mt. Hope, Ohio is about as close as one can come.
   
With a wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, a spectrum of colors are everywhere at the Ashery.
   
The color explosion of red, orange and yellow peppers, the crisp green of the beans, broccoli and lettuce and a host of other colorful vegetables beckon shoppers. The only thing that can ...
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