It seems to be exceedingly complicated with some sub-sects allowing fairy normal tractor use but might frown on cabs let alone air-con. Others would not own a round baler like that but it might be OK if cousin John came in and baled it for them. all a bit mad really, but then it is religion so beyond normal logic regardless. You have to be impressed by the general air of productive tidyness and well-being nonetheless. Not a place many teenagers would be happy.
You have to be impressed by the general air of productive tidyness and well-being nonetheless. Not a place many teenagers would be happy.
Yes, I agree, but there are plenty of decent teenagers everywhere who enjoy work, especially work outside, it's just they're the quiet ones and don't demand our attention. As I understand it, the Amish way of life ensures teenagers get involved with the community - and work! I suspect that helps a lot.
Someone claimed the suicide rate among the Amish was very high: I looked it up, and according to official statistics (which could be misleading), their suicide rate is about 1/3 of the general population.
In the Austrian Tyrol they've had a big early snow storm and nasty wet heavy stuff as is common here. Some of the narrow roads with trees pulled down and cars in the way see very familiar too, but we have less of the instant-death precipices if you went two feet the wrong way.
Never seen this before - fire brigade hosing snow off trees threatening to topple over.