Amish receive warm welcome as more move to Prince Edward Island
May 18, 2017
MONTAGUE, PEI, CA - In the past year, more than 20 Amish families have moved to P.E.I., turning heads with their distinctive clothing and old-style transportation.
After exchanging their farms in Ontario for more fertile, and more affordable P.E.I. properties, the Amish newcomers arranged for government exemptions, to create buildings without plumbing, and, get government identification without pictures.
Their real estate agent, Brad Oliver, expects many more are on the way. Oliver said the newcomers do enjoy some modern perks, like watching hockey on TV. “If the game’s on, yeah, and they’ll have a beer.”
But, mostly, they follow the old ways, like women using manual push-mowers to cut their lawns, or, the family that milks 25 cows a day by hand.
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