Not Skiing.

10 cm of fresh fluffy powder this morning, blue skies and mild temperatures – guess what I wasn’t doing today? Skiing. Damn this self-employment racket.

I was happily ensconced in the “bakery” (we are trying to stop calling it the “shop”), painting and listening to the news on the radio about Canadian Olympians racking up the medals.

Since the last post Tim has finished panelling the walls of the grain store and dough room, and I have been a painting fiend!

Here are some photos of the progress:

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Painting the doorframe of the grain storeroom. I am wearing my down jacket under my painting duds – it’s a wonder the paint dried. This was the last day or two of our cold-snap.
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“Sombrero” is the colour of the doors to the grain store and dough room.
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The inside walls of both the grain store and the dough room are painted. Now moving on to the rest of the space. This is primer on the walls – self-priming paint is not so effective on plywood walls, so prime them I must!
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Tim onto his next big job: putting in a lower ceiling in order that we can have more insulation up there. We are sad to see the high ceiling go, but loads of insulation is key in this country, isn’t it?

Last weekend we made a trip to Vancouver to visit friends and buy some bakery equipment. We were primarily on the hunt for a used triple sink, which we found, amongst other items. A sure sign that I am growing and changing: my favourite shops to peruse used to be stationery stores, now I think restaurant supply stores top my list of fun places to look around. A person could spend a huge amount of money! I was able to mostly curtail my impulse buying and stick to the list of essential can’t-get-this-in-the-boonies stuff. Now our living room table is piled high with bakery equipment – it’s a good thing we are working so hard we don’t have time to entertain guests.

Bakery goodies: proofing baskets and racks, tubs with lids for doughs and starters, thermometers, scoops, cooling racks, bus pans, scales, etc!
Bakery goodies: proofing baskets and racks, tubs with lids for doughs and starters, thermometers, scoops, cooling racks, bus pans, scales, etc!

4 thoughts on “Not Skiing.

  1. Can’t wait to come and boy a loaf from the woman in overalls. Or what do you call them up there? I still have a chocolate brown cord pair i bought in Vancouver 16 years ago! It has been that long! Where is the bakehouse? Amber x

  2. Great job you guys! The shop, er, I mean the bakery is looking great! Amazing how the doors pop out next to the white color! It will be fabulous – thanks for posting more updates! A labour of love! But get out skiing, hey, only one more month before spring! 😉

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