By Kevin Williams
AMISH AND DEER URINE: This article isn't about the Amish per se, but there is an interesting Amish angle to it and if deer, urine, and the Amish are topics that interest you, then this article is for you! Click here.
MARITIME MENNONITES: I love the Canadian Maritimes. I've been to Newfoundland on a couple of occasions, along with New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. I've never been to Prince Edward Island, which is where many Amish and Mennonites are headed, but they are also scoping out New Brunswick in large numbers. I think you'll continue to see the influx there and eventually into parts of Nova Scotia. I think the Amish are a long way off from moving to Newfoundland, though. Anyway, click here to read this fascinating article about starting Plain settlements from scratch in the Maritimes.
LEARNING PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH: There definitely has been a movement afoot to revive and preserve the Pennsylvania Dutch language. I applaud this, but hope it is not too little too late. It's just hard to keep a language going unless there is a place you can truly experience immersion. Anyway, click here to learn about some Pennsylvania language enthusiasts who are trying to learn the language of Pennsylvania Dutch which is similar, or in some cases, exactly what the Amish speak at home. Click here.
HOMEMADE AMISH PUMPKIN GEMS: Check out chef Lee Ann Miller's homemade Amish country "pumpkin gems" and these do like little gems to eat! These gems look like an iced muffin. Yum! Click here.
MENNONITES TO COLOMBIA? Geez, why the Mennonites would want to settle in area ravaged by conflict for so long is a bit of a mystery to me, but the article sort of explains why. So check out this piece here.