Okay, it is Friday, time to explore everything and anything posted on YouTube having to do with Amish or Plain culture. Have some interesting stuff this week, let's dive right into it!
AMISH IN MONTICELLO: Some segments of the Amish really do enjoy educational enrichment trips, especially after the children are grown and on their own. Looks like a large, large group of Amish decided to take a field trip to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Click here for an interesting clip.
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH LESSONS: Elizabeth Byler Younts gives a quick YouTube tutorial of some Amish language basics. Click here to watch.
LOW GERMAN IN KANSAS: This is a really interesting 8 minute "mini-documentary" posted by Emporia State University in Kansas. The video traces the Mennonite migration from Germany to Russia and then to Canada and Mexico and, finally, to Kansas. I didn't realize there was a large population of Russian Mennonites in southwest Kansas. Interesting interview here!
ICE FLOE: This video is from 2010 near St. Jacob's, Ontario's Mennonite settlement. Apparently a river there has a "buggy bridge" crossing it and it's just for buggies. There aren't any buggies in the video, it's just the bridge being overrun with ice and water, but is interesting to see nonetheless. Click here to see the buggy bridge.