Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Hutterite Diaries

Good morning, all!

I recently purchased the book, The Hutterite Diaries, by Linda Maendel, who is herself a Hutterite.

It's a fascinating and well written look into one woman's Hutterian worldview, and often the stories are about her day-to-day life in the colony where she lives. Hutterites are a Plain sect that began around the same time as the Amish and Mennonites, and like the other Plain groups, they eventually immigrated to North America. Today there are Hutterite colonies in the northern tier of the United States as well as in Canada. They use modern equipment and technology and grow grains and other crops on massive acreage that's owned by the individual colonies. They eat communally in a centrally located building, but each family has their own home.

I'm so glad I got this book because it's given me a better understanding of this particular people group. Next, I plan on researching their cooking traditions and who knows--maybe I'll post a blog or two with a tasty Hutterite recipe!

Blessings to you and your loved ones. I hope life is treating you gently these days.


  1. Thanks for reviewing my book, Georgia and for sharing it with your readers!

    1. My pleasure, Linda! I definitely enjoyed it. I'm not as knowledgeable about the Hutterites as the other Plain sects, so I was greatly interested in your book. I just wish you had a "sequel!" I love reading about everyday life and would love to read more of your writing. :)

      Blessings to you,