Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Amish Arrivals in Wisconsin

A lone Amish buggy trots near Platteville, Wisconsin on Father's Day 2009. Since the year 2000 hundreds of Amish families have moved from Pennsylvania to southwest Wisconsin. The main reasons seem to be the much lower price of farm land and the lure of rural settings of the Midwest - away from the growing metro centers in the East. On this day a young man in black, duster-like rain gear navigates the rolling prairie, passing other wet Amish-worked fields. Know that.

1 comment:

  1. My cousin is a Mennonite, here in Wisconsin. Their's is a very interesting culture. They are also wonderful bakers; they sent at least 20 (beautifully handwritten) recipes for our family cookbook. Now you've gone and made me hungry! :)