Comment on What happens at Amish schools in the summer… by Ellie.
Near me, the main group of Plain people is the Old Order German Baptist group (if Ive the right name), in various degrees of strictness (some horse & buggy, some driving cars, most in kapp & cape dress, even a few in long modern denim skirts & long hair – usually the younger people, girls under 20 or so). But you wont see men cutting the yard’s grass on the farms; I have only seen women (on riding mowers, even!) doing this task. The men seem to tend the fields, the women the house & yard (for those living on farms, anyway). Ive gotten fairly proficient at determining dress among the Amish (solid colors), Mennonite (patterned fabrics), and Brethren groups (half-capes & distinct kapps). I love the photos above, Erik. I would rather like having some sheep to cut my grass – they dont tend to pull it out by the roots like horses (or is it vice versa?) *smile* I sure wish I knew how you all made contacts with Plain families, especially when you’re not living so close to them. I think it’d be fascinating to have a friend from such a culture. But with no businesses or nearby neigbors, I suppose Ive little chance!