Re: Not a good country woman?
Yes each group makes their own rules and business dealings are as you described. In our area, the men go off to work in ac or heated trucks owned and driven by non-Amish talking on their cells and eating fast food. The women are left with milking the cow and chores, the spotlessly kept house, the other household chores that are done as one would a hundred +years ago, the garden, sewing, preserving of food and the cooking on a hot stove and baby after baby and more babies. The list goes on. Sexual abuse is condoned. Drugs are common in our area also. Amish should not be put on a pedestal because of their life style.