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Rhon Bell

Rhon Bell, an outdoor enthusiast, spends his time exploring the Maine Woods and documenting his journeys. Growing up in Aroostook County, he embraced the outdoor lifestyle at a young age. Living today near Portland, he spends weekends and week-long adventures hiking New England summits, canoeing the historic Maine waterways, and ice fishing for lake trout. Follow the journey as Window to the Woods discovers new destinations, and check out his other blog, Backwoods Plaid.

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Posted: June 13, 2013

Amish Country in Aroostook County

A few miles down a country road from where I grew up in Aroostook County springs new life of an Amish community. And in what better place can you find rather inexpensive farmland and turn of the century farmhouses than Fort Fairfield, ME. Property values in the Canadian-border town are relatively cheap in comparison to the rest of the state. Simply yank out the electrical wires, slap a pump on the well and you’re that much closer to planting seed and looking forward to harvest. More and more Amish families have appeared in the last 10 years, bringing with them an influentially simpler way of life. More and more folks have begun taking interest in the simple, yet satisfying way of life. Self-sufficiency is something to be praised at this day in age. Here are a few snap shots from smiling pigs to homesteads.









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