We have had a hard winter in Ohio, and no one feels it more than the Amish do. Amish farms are quiet places under a new snowfall. I like to stand on the lane and listen to the silence. It is peaceful and serene. Usually there is wood smoke in the air, and sometimes I’ll see someone driving a team with a manure spreader out across a field. But mostly it is quiet, and the Amish families are inside near the wood stoves.