Maine's Amish Make Strong Impression on AMGers
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 10:28am (new) #10
Posted by Mike Travers
A few days ago my wife, grandson and I were touring and our travels took us through Unity/Thorndike. There were a number of Amish working their teams in the fields and we got behind a buggy. On Ward Hill Road in Thorndike we checked out Living Grains Bakery and Locust Grove Woodworks. We purchased cookies. a pastry, bread and jam. All were excellent. The furniture was incredible and I'm going to go back for a rocking chair as the ones on display were reasonably priced and rugged enough to last for multiple generations. Very impressive people and a great addition to our citizenry.
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 11:06am (new) #13
Posted by Ugenetoo
We have had a large influx of "Old Order" Amish move into the Northern Katahdin area in the past few years. I havn't really counted, but there at least ten farms with 100 or so people. I hired some from the closest family to help pick potatoes last year. It had to be one of the best harvests I've put in for a long time.
We had two girls, seven and eight years old the first day because the older girls were looking after them while their parents went back to Ohio. Those two girls picked more potatoes than the 20 something welfare rats I was forced to use the year before. I'm happy to see them here.