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Eric Bergeson

Down on the Farm: Modern hermits

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Across the road on the old Henry Helm place is a little twenty acre field which is now rented by the Amish.

Seventy years ago, Henry, who didn't get his first tractor until the late 1940s, plowed the field with horses. After Henry died, the land was farmed for thirty years by huge tractors which could barely turn around in that little field without tripping over themselves.

Last year, the Amish took over.

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