Colorado has really drawn the interest of the Old Order Amish over the past couple of years, attracting more and more Plain People to the state's fertile valleys. There was an article in a local Colorado paper about some Amish who came out for a work-related project and really seemed smitten with the state. So maybe more are on the way!:) The story, though, really is a wonderful example of how Amish entrepreneurs increasingly operate in "two worlds." Their work world has to be pretty modern to stay competitive, while they go home at night to a more traditional Amish setting. Whether these two worlds can co-exist side by side for the long haul remains to be seen. My suspicion is that such a compromise may not be sustainable long-term, but I may be wrong (I hope I'm wrong). Anyway, this is a neat article, click here to enjoy!
CAPTION: Johnathan Esh builds a fence in Colorado (Photo: Parker Chronicle newspaper)
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