Wednesday, October 15, 2008

waiting


waiting
Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

I was in Amish country on Saturday. I had a flash: I doubt if these folks are worrying much about the economic crisis.

5 comments:

Julie said...

Depends on how much they rely on people buying their crafts and stuff. I know my little bookshop is in serious trouble because people have just stopped spending. :(

Shirl said...

Actually, they are a farming community, with the crafts and baked goods being a side operation. Their farms are usually small, about 160-200 acres. They may have one tractor amongst the community, and usually it is a smallish one. Most of the labor is true "horsepower".

Times are tough, aren't they. We're struggling too. *sigh*

Martha said...

then I guess the question is who buys their farm produce...

Susan said...

Well, I'm just enjoying the beautiful photo. Especially the shadows.

Shirl said...

Good question, Martha, and my guess is because it is edibles there is still a strong market for that. Also, the theory is that by keeping the farms small but part of a community the costs will not create debt for the members. At least, that is the theory. *smile*

Thank you, Susan! He's such a patient horse. This is the second time I've seen him at that post.