I spent part of the morning chopping wood and this afternoon the boys and I worked with a neighboring family bailing hay and putting it up in their barn. Good, clean work. The bailing machine was pulled by plow horses. The Amish father and his four sons worked side-by-side totally in unison. This evening we had homemade ice cream at their place. The interior was hardwood floors, a few chairs and a black board for homeschooling. It exuded simplicity. Without the distraction of television or radio, the conversation was, for the most part, focused, meaningful and at a slow leisurely pace. Everyone was dressed modestly. You know… many people today look at the Amish culture as, well, charming but somewhat antiquated. What we should be looking at it as is: a model — of how many of us should be living.