Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mish Mash

A bit of everything in this post...

Planted coriander, silverbeet and lettuce seedlings.  Drying pumpkin seeds. Sprouting a salad mix of seeds...

Baked a poppy seed loaf...

Here's the original  recipe...

And my changes:  I substituted about 1/4 cup of the flour with almond meal, added some cardamon and allspice and grated lemon rind to the cake mix.  I also only used about 1/2 cup of sugar and find it is still sweet enough for me.  Enjoy!

For Yarn Along:  I mailed off the Hats for Haiti...

Continue to working on my lap blanket (it's about 90cm square now).  Craving a bit of colour again so might take a detour and knit a small baby blanket...

Still in Anabaptist mode from my time spent with the Mennonites on Sunday (on my post HERE).

The latest Plough magazine arrived today.  I've been browsing it and enjoying the interesting and thought provoking articles.

Think I might read My Hutterite Life next.  It's been on my bookshelves for awhile now and not read, but my thoughts are on the Hutterites because I sat next to Peter and Susan Hoover at the Weaver's Anniversary party and enjoyed catching up with them again.  They live in a Hutterite Community at Rocky Cape and I visited them a few times when I lived at Stanley.  There are some interesting blog like posts from the community HERE.

So, following on, thought I'd watch The Hutterites dvd (also on my bookshelves for awhile, but also watched and enjoyed several times).

In conclusion...  an updated photo of the Swan family...
all 6 babies doing well

The sun shines...the wind blows...and it's time for my river walk...


  1. I'd never heard of the Hutterites. Your hats look like candy treats!

    1. Hi Lisa! The Hutterites are similar to the Amish and Mennonites, but live in community.

      They asked for bright coloured hats...the bright ones are the ones I knitted :) xx

  2. Interesting documentary on Youtube about a Hutterite Community in Canada.

  3. Beautiful photos, hats, poppyseed loaf. And I must read your posts on Hutterites! I am so interested in these Anabaptist communities and their take on life.

    1. Hi Christine! The Hutterites are the most unique of the anabaptist groups as they believe in living 'in community'.

      I feel very privileged that I have had the opportunity to get to know both Mennonites and Hutterites as they really are, not as many of the fiction books that are around today portray them.

      They really do 'live their faith'! xx

  4. Cake looks too good will try it, saved recipe. Hats are so cute....happy vibe

    1. Hi Natasha - the cake was nice...a bit dry maybe, could make a lemon syrup to to pour over it. And the poppy seeds get stuck between your teeth :(( xx