Digging back a bit, I managed to pull up a neat story from the Cellar on an Iowa Amish settlement, originally found in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

After buying a tract of farmland, a developer auctioned off the unwanted turkey barn located on the property.

After chopping it into four pieces, the local Amish managed to move it by hand to a location one mile away.  It took four hours to do the entire 160-ft structure.

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This odd tale speaks two things, loud and clear:  resourcefulness, and an unwillingness to let perfectly usable stuff go to waste.

I just tossed a newish suitcase with a busted zipper.  Same thing with a somewhat ripped pair of jeans.   Something tells me our Amish friends might have gotten a bit more mileage out of that stuff than I did.

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