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The episode "American Colony: Meet the Hutterites" follows the 59 members of the King Ranch Colony, showing them drinking, swearing. Hutterite bishops stated last week that “American Colony: Meet the Hutterites” Tuesday's (June 26) episode, “Shoot to Kill,” shows colony. “Meet The Hutterites” is Nat Geo's latest series exploring “American outliers”, groups that live on The first episode centers around a year-old widowed mother, Bertha Hofer and the 5 Favorite Plain-Owned Businesses.
Am I missing something here????? That colony got a lot of criticism from other colonies across the US and Canada. As for only going to the 8th grade, usually they do not go on to any kind of further education. Basically they go to school because the law requires it. There are a few colonies where students take some high school courses through a special program. Or at least it is suppose to be. I watched all the Hutterite shows on Natgeo and I loved them.
Nobody wants people in their business but the minute a person or group of people are shown on tv, then everyone has an opinion on their business. Who cares what they do or how they live as long as they are not stock piling weapons or letting off bombs to hurt the rest of us. They are not doing to anything to hurt anyone else so let them do and believe as they wish.
I thought they were wonderful people. They all appear to love each other very much and will do anything for each other. As far as drinking and bad language, where else does that happen in the US? Most households that I know it does. Each colony has three high-level leaders. The two top-level leaders are the Minister and the Secretary.
A third leader is the Assistant Minister. The Minister also holds the position as President in matters related to the incorporation of the legal business entity associated with each colony. The Secretary is widely referred to as the colony "Manager", "Boss" or "Business Boss" and is responsible for the business operations of the colony, such as bookkeeping, cheque-writing and budget organization.
The Assistant Minister helps in church leadership preaching responsibilities, but will often also be the "German Teacher" for the school-aged children.
The term "boss" is used widely in colony language. Aside from the Secretary who functions as the business boss, there are a number of other significant "boss" positions in most colonies. The most significant in the average colony is the "Farm Boss.
This includes crop management, agronomycrop insurance planning and assigning staff to various farming operations. Beyond these top-level leadership positions there will also be the "Hog Boss","Dairy Boss", and so on, depending on what agricultural operations exist at the specific colony.
In each case, these individuals are fully responsible for their area of responsibility and will have other colony residents working in their area. The Minister, Secretary, and all "boss" positions are elected positions and many decisions are taken to a vote before they are implemented. The voting and decision-making process at most colonies is based upon a two-tiered structure including a council—usually seven senior males—and the voting membership which includes all the married men of the colony.
For "significant" decisions the council will first vote and, if passed, the decision will be carried to the voting membership. This structure has resulted in a democratic culture in most colonies. Officials not following the democratically selected decisions can be removed by a similar vote of a colony. There is a wide range of leadership cultures and styles between the three main colony varieties.
In some cases very dominant ministers or secretaries may hold greater sway over some colonies than others. However, the general prevailing culture in most colonies is strongly democratic. Women and children hold no formal vote in decision-making power in a colony. They often hold influence on decision-making through the informal processes of a colony's social framework. Overarching all internal governance processes within a single colony is the broader "Bishop" structure of leaders from across a "branch" Lehrer- Darius- or Schmiedeleut such that all colonies within each branch are subject to the broader decision-making of that branch's "Bishop" council.
A minister of a colony who does not ensure his colony follows broader "Bishop" council decisions can be removed from his position. Community ownership[ edit ] Hutterites practice a near-total community of goods: This practice is based largely on Hutterite interpretation of passages in chapters 2, 4, and 5 of Actswhich speak of the believers "having all things in common".
Thus the colony owns and operates its buildings and equipment like a corporation. Housing units are built and assigned to individual families but belong to the colony and there is very little personal property. Lunch and dinner meals are taken by the entire colony in a dining or fellowship room.American Colony Meet the Hutterites 2012 Season 1 Episode 3
Men and women sit in a segregated fashion. Special occasions sometimes allow entire families to enjoy meals together. Individual housing units do have kitchens which are used for breakfast meals. Daughter colonies[ edit ] New colony Each colony may consist of about 10 to 20 families may not always applywith a population of around 60 to When the colony's population grows near the upper limit and its leadership determines that branching off is economically and spiritually necessary, they locate, purchase land for, and build a "daughter" colony.
The process by which a colony splits to create a new daughter colony varies across the branches of colonies. In Lehrerleut, this process is quite structured, while in Darius and Schmiedeleut the process can be somewhat less structured. In a Lehrerleut colony, the land will be purchased and buildings actually constructed before anyone in the colony knows who will be relocating to the daughter colony location.
The final decision as to who leaves and who stays will not be made until everything is ready at the new location. During the construction process, the colony leadership splits the colony up as evenly as possible, creating two separate groups of families. The two groups are made as close as possible to equal in size, taking into account the practical limits of family unit sizes in each group. Additionally, the leadership must split the business operations as evenly as possible. This means deciding which colony might take on, for example, either hog farming or dairy.
Colony members are given a chance to voice concerns about which group a family is assigned to, but at some point, a final decision is made. This process can be very difficult and stressful for a colony, as many political and family dynamics become topics of discussion, and not everyone will be happy about the process or its results.
The minister will pray, asking for God's choice of the paper drawn from the hat, and will draw one piece of paper. The name drawn will indicate which group is leaving for the daughter colony. Within hours, the daughter colony begins the process of settling a brand new site. Agriculture and manufacturing[ edit ] Hutterite colony in Martinsdale, Montana with an array of reconditioned Nordtank wind turbines Hutterite colonies often own large tracts of land and, since they function as a collective unit, can make or afford higher quality equipment than if they were working alone.
An increasing number of Hutterite colonies are again venturing into the manufacturing sector, a change that is reminiscent of an early period of Hutterite life in Europe.
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Before the Hutterites emigrated to North America, they relied on manufacturing to sustain their communities. It was only in Russia that the Hutterites learned to farm from the Mennonites. Because of the increasing automation of farming large equipment, GPS-controlled seeding, spraying, etc. Many colonies that have gone into manufacturing believe they need to provide their members with a higher level of education. The splitting process requires the purchase of land and the construction of buildings.
This massive cash requirement has forced leadership to re-evaluate how a colony can produce the necessary funds.
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New projects have included plastics manufacturing, metal fabrication, cabinetry, and stone or granite forming, to name a few. One unique project came together in South Dakota.
A group of 44 colonies joined to create a turkey processing center where their poultry can be processed. Then you have the deer jerky run competition in which 1 Hutterite sabotaged another's jerky by supposedly putting air freshener on the guy's jerky when it was baking in the oven. Except the air freshener came from the spice cabinet and looked awfully looked like Pam, the cooking spray.
And then the victim of the so called sabotaged threw away his jerky and then make a new batch. Well, you just don't throw jerky in the over and bake it.
It has to go through a marinading process and then you have to dry the jerky. It takes about days to make jerky, a lot shorter than what the show showed. In another scene, when a girl was acting as a server, it showed that she fell down while delivering food.
Well, if you put it in slow motion thank goodness for DVR you can tell this was a complete fake fall. She put the serving tray down first and then fell down, all smiling. Further, why isn't she wearing a uniform or a nametag?
Another fake scene- the kid in the show shoots and kills a deer. They go down to get the deer with their guns but when they bring the deer up and through the river and up hills, the uns disappear. Then when they get home from hunting, in their ATV, they didn't have their guns with them.