It’s insta-winter here in Wells. It arrived Tuesday and is still arriving. All our firewood is in, thanks to Tim and Bob, but we were caught with our pants down in other ways. For instance, there are a few random lumps of snow around the yard – what ARE those things? Flower pots? Frozen foxes? I guess we’ll find out in June when the snow is gone. I was told when I moved here all those years ago (back before climate change) that the snow doesn’t stick until the leaves are off the trees. This might be the year that rule stops applying. Anyway, I’m not complaining, as long as it means we get a good winter. And by good, I mean sunshine and -10˚C most days, with 15 cm of dry powder falling most nights.
We will be sad to have the Quesnel Farmer’s Market over for the season, but we’ll be happy to have all that snow and sunshine to play in. This Saturday we’ll have Apple-Cheddar, Lemon-Poppyseed, and Pumpkin-White Chocolate Scones. Our savoury loaf will be Onion and Black Pepper, Tim’s favourite. We’ll have some other breads, too, of course!
We are taking a short break and will NOT be delivering bread to Green Tree Health & Wellness in Quesnel on Wednesday October 25 (Happy Birthday, Tim!). That means, of course, that there will be no bread in Wells on Tuesday October 24.
Halloween is a Tuesday this year, so Wells kids can come by the bakery for some goodies on their way to the festivities in Barkerville.