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.

3 comments:

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.