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Teacher Mahlon

Mahlon Miller is an organic farmer, writer and teacher in Northern Indiana. He is Old Order Amish and teaches grades 1-8 in the nearby Amish schoolhouse. His column, Teacher Mahlon, appears occasionally on Amish365.com as he shares his insights and exploits from the school. Mahlon and his wife, Marietta, have five daughters.

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6 Comments

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    Karen


    Love your writing style. I felt like I was there with your family as you solved each problem and eventually got all the hay baled and into the barn before the rain.

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    dynnamae


    Well done, Mahlon. Even with all the problems, you and your brother persevered and got the job done. My sons do hay on our small farm. I hear their stories of problems but there isn’t the funny part about lost shoes to lighten the stress. I so love your style of writing. It is informative, uplifting at times, funny sometimes and just like you are telling us your story. I hope you have a great school year and feel your students are blessed with you for their teacher.

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    Beth


    I just love Mahlon’s stories. I too feel like I am right there with him and I have to admit I skimmed the article until I saw where they had gotten all the hay up before the rains came. I just had to know the ending!! Whew…close call!!

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    Dawn


    Great story! Funny pun~Hay!
    New things to me (hay balers/fly wheels/pins etc.)
    Glad you all got it done, beat the jinx & the rain-

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    Russell Duke


    Great story of life. How true in day to day life projects that no tassel out hassel.

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    ann


    We can surely sympathize. It’s a good feeling to have it all in and all done, and maybe the gas cap will turn up sometime!

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