Shunning Spreads Far Beyond the Amish

It was about seven or eight years ago that I first heard the word “shun” applied to our current day and age. A Midwest farmer who had just a few years earlier severed ties with his Amish community told me how he and his family were “shunned” by friends and even close...

Ah, the Bliss of Oblivious Isolation

I received a call early today from an Amish dairy farmer I’ve gotten to know. He telephones periodically to check in about regulatory developments in the East, so he can possibly anticipate which raw dairy producers ag regulators might target next. The phone in the...