In the course of conducting an ethnographic study, Lane Atmore found the utopian ideal is alive and well in Fairfield, Iowa .
Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander lives in a converted country schoolhouse. She decided a schoolhouse needs a bell, and a belltower.
Mary Swander's Amish neighbor, Joe, places her new belltower over the entryway of her Amish schoolhouse/home.
With the bell and belltower in place, Mary Swander can summon the neighbor children for pie...