The lanes leading to the homes of Swartzentruber Amish are often pretty rough-looking. They are usually dirt, with perhaps a few stones mixed in. A dirt lane can be interesting after a downpour.
This is the first time I’ve ever seen this type of warning. I imagine the families who live on this farm in Ohio have had their share of mud-stuck vehicles.
This reminded me of the time an Amishman rescued me from a ditch in Daviess County, Indiana. I had unwittingly driven down what I later found out was one of the ‘three roads in the county you shouldn’t go down after a rainstorm’–after a rainstorm. Luckily he had a tractor that made short work of yanking my little sedan out and onto firmer ground.
But back to the Swartzentrubers, considered to be among the most conservative of all Amish. Click to find out more about Swartzentruber homes. Or more on controversy surrounding members of the Swartzentruber group.