We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Actually, these are Amish, but close enough. Holmes Co., which is next door to Knox Co., is Amish country, and one of the largest Amish communities in the US.
The wagons and clothing may look funny, but Amish farms are more profitable than conventional farms: no powered machinery, no fuel, no pesticide, no fertilizer, no debt or interest on debt, family labor (unpaid), no university degrees or debt. The Ohio Amish are also major players in all thing carpentry: barns, houses, remodeling, furniture, etc.
The Amish generally think that our lives are a foolish waste. But they don't accept converts.
They are quiet and pacifist and make good neighbors.
While the Amish might generally think ours is a "foolish waste", a trip to various Amish attractions, you were near 'Rolling Hills Zoo', finds many Amish are mighty rich thanks to us curious folks. Those who run this Zoo sit out in their open wagon, smiling, counting faces and enjoying it all. More Amish in Wayne County, Ohio than any other place in the country.