Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Amish to the Rescue

This photo from the Houston Chronicle shows a young Amish volunteer from Indiana helping rebuild fences in southeast Texas destroyed by Hurricane IKE.

Recruited by the Fellowship of Christian Farmers, these folks have traveled a long way to help their Texas neighbors, in spite of dealing with their own economic troubles at home. Here's the full story.

The motto for the effort is : "Building fences in Texas until the cows come home." Don't you love it?

And it's not just a clever motto--apparently there are thousands of cattle in several counties that can't be returned to their pastures until the fences are restored. Another facet of the mess left behind by Ike.


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. I am so impressed by the Amish. So faithful and so helping. If we could all be as such.

Mac said...

Isn't that what Spring round up and a branding iron or two are meant to remedy?

Presbyterian Gal said...

I have always admired and loved the Amish people. Here's another reason why.

And I'd never heard of this situation from Ike! What a mess is right.