I have a slight obsession with the Amish. There’s something about their simple style of living that just makes my heart sing. There are numerous times I’ve thought about finding some Amish people in my area and asking them if I could shadow them for a weekend to see if I could live Amish. I don’t think they would appreciate that too much, though! 😉
Why I love the Amish way of living
-It’s based on family and community. Many Amish farmers live very close to each other, often helping each other raise crops and tend to animals. I like the idea of being neighborly.
-They don’t normally use electricity and many modern conveniences, making their carbon footprint lighter. Personally I could do without the tv, but without computer and internet? I don’t think I could make it very long.
-They believe in paying cash for everything. They don’t rely on credit, so if they can’t afford something, they don’t buy it.
-Amish people cook a lot from scratch and use wholesome ingredients, many times with ingredients they’ve grown themselves.
-They drive horses and buggies, which is cool and doesn’t use gas (although it emits gas).
I think I’d probably do pretty well being Amish (minus the internet- I’d miss it terribly!).
Do you think you could live like the Amish? What would you miss?