10 responses to Life in the Bee County, Texas Amish Community (Video)
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    Kathy Rowe
    Comment on Bee County, TX (January 20th, 2014 at 08:31)

    Bee County, TX

    Interesting video, Erik. Thanks for sharing it. Looks like a place to stop and visit if one is in the area.

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    Comment on Life in the Bee County, Texas Amish Community (Video) (January 20th, 2014 at 10:38)

    I’ve heard of Bontrager, but not Borntrager. Wonder if something was change deliberately there? Anyway, lovely video. Thank you for sharing Erik. xo

    • Nancy some Amish names have multiple spellings. You also have Borntreger and Bontreger, or to give a few other examples, Stolzfus/Stoltzfoos, Eash/Esh, Hochstetler/Hostetler and others.

      http://amishamerica.com/what-are-common-amish-names/

      http://amishamerica.com/common-amish-surnames/

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Life in the Bee County, Texas Amish Community (Video) (January 20th, 2014 at 11:53)

    Being born and bred in the Midwest, I’m used to green—grass, trees, etc. To my Midwest eyes, the land in Beeville seems almost barren and desolate, but it’s apparently not. I guess it just takes some getting used to. Interesting about the figs & citrus growing there. I would imagine it’s a challenge (or will be, as the children grow) to find a mate in such a small community. Has there been much interest among other Amish communities to move there? I’d think they’d need more than buggy-building and selling jams, eggs, bakery goods and a little produce to become a thriving community any time soon. I wish them well, and hope they’re still around in 20 years, too.

    Alice Mary

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    Comment on Life in the Bee County, Texas Amish Community (Video) (January 20th, 2014 at 12:17)

    I hope they’re around for a long long time.. South Texas is green during the winter & springs months.. The heat from the summer makes most of the grasses (and everything else) go dormant in the summer.
    Interesting video.. but it would have been nice to have a good look at the fruit trees he was speaking of.. I love love love fresh figs.. but they didnt look very pretty as I know they can be on the video.

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    Nancy Consolo
    Comment on Very Entertaining (January 20th, 2014 at 14:55)

    Very Entertaining

    I loved this cooking video AND the ones that followed the main video. I learned a lot. An Amish woman wearing a tattoo is something I have never seen before! But she can cook. Are any of these recipes in print?

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    Slightly-Handled-Order-Man
    Comment on Life in the Bee County, Texas Amish Community (Video) (January 21st, 2014 at 12:17)

    Nancy Consolo;
    Where did you see the video with the inked Amish Lady? I kind of want to see that.

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      Nancy Consolo
      Comment on Slightly-Handled-Order-Man (January 21st, 2014 at 13:00)

      Slightly-Handled-Order-Man

      I do think they must have taken it down; it was at the end of the regular Beeville ,Texas video. But it is on YouTube under: Pork Loin Panche and Amish Apple Pot Pie by Our Half Acre Homestead . . . .
      Enjoy

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        Comment on Life in the Bee County, Texas Amish Community (Video) (January 21st, 2014 at 13:09)

        The Mrs Volfie, who’s video you shared here is NOT Amish.. She and her husband live in Canada and they are Homesteaders. They are fantastic folks and yes, that Mrs Volfie can cook and shes one smart gal..(so subscribe to her channel to learn all sorts of awesome stuff) but Amish they arent. :)

        http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMrsVolfie/about

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          Nancy Consolo
          Comment on Thanks for that . . . (January 21st, 2014 at 13:13)

          Thanks for that . . .

          I assumed so since it was with the other Amish videos.
          NC

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