Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A tale of two farms

The area in which we live has a large and growing population of Amish folk.

There is one bus route that I often drive which passes through their settlement.

And the difference between an Amish farm and a modern farm is very stark.

The Amish farms appear to be full of life, even now in the dead of winter. There are people out doing things, children playing in the yard. Animals out in pastures. Even some crops still in the fields.

The modern farm consists of acres and acres of flat, bare dirt.

The route that I drive goes through the Amish farms and I see all that is going on there, and then I drive past the modern farm and I see nothing but miles and miles of bare dirt.

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