Here is an Amish family on their way home from the market in Mt. Hope, Ohio. They are all dressed in black – father, mother and two little children. Rather different, wouldn’t you say? The lifestyle is difficult to imagine, I admit, even though I’ve been writing about it for over fifteen years with my Amish-Country Mysteries. I have often been asked how hard I think it would be to make the transition from modern life to Amish life. My answer is always this: it would be, in all practical terms, nearly impossible.