January 12, 2003
Old ways, modern times
Here's a fascinating article about a Mennonite community in Mexico and how it has adapted its traditional ways of making a living by farming and dairy farming in an increasingly competitive environment. Check it out.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 12, 2003 to Around the world
A friend of mine in rural Minnesota says that a related group (Hutterites, I think) are the only ones who can keep going there as independent farmers any more. They're incredibly frugal and hard working, they don't borrow from banks, and they don't use *much* gas-powered machinery (their rules on this kind of thing are as complicated as kosher laws).