The “Calm” After the Storm

Well, if you can call 13 hours of to-ing, fro-ing, splitting wood, pitting cherries, shovelling, growing sourdough, milling grain, chopping garlic and olives, and shovelling some more “calm”, then that’s what it was today. (Tim suggested that name for the blog post, and I really don’t see how it fits, but as he never really gets to choose the titles, I let him have just this one). The “storm” part I get: it is the phenomenon of the Canadian summer, intensified as only a place like Wells can do – it’s only hot and light for a brief period, so fit in as much as is humanly possible in six weeks. We have had people visiting since early August – and at that time we had only been baking for two weeks! No wonder it feels as though it will take all winter to de-stress and catch up on sleep!

My mom just left this morning, and it was a lovely visit, despite the fact that the aforementioned lack of sleep makes me just a tad grumpy, and I think my poor mom was the brunt of some of that grumpiness. We DID get out huckleberry picking, and though it seems the berries this year aren’t their plentiful selves, we did have a good time. She also did a lot of dishes and feeding of the starving bakers. Thanks, mom!

Last Saturday we all left for the Quesnel Farmer's Market with at least four layers on. When we got home in the afternoon it was HOT! (One day we may just go out and buy lawn chairs like normal people, but in the meantime, moving the couch outside was fun, even if Tim had trouble carrying it).
Last Saturday we all left for the Quesnel Farmer’s Market with at least four layers on. When we got home in the afternoon it was HOT! (One day we may just go out and buy lawn chairs like normal people, but in the meantime, moving the couch outside was fun, even if Tim had trouble carrying it).

By the way, since folks have been asking, and despite the fact it did do so in Calgary today, it has not yet snowed in Wells, NOT EVEN CLOSE. (The shovelling I was talking about in the first paragraph was dirt, not snow!)

Participate in the good food revolution this week (and every week) at The Bread Peddler:

Tues Sept 9, 4 – 8 pm, Bread hot from the oven at The Bread Peddler
Wed Sept 10, 9 am, Bread delivered to Green Tree Health & Wellness, Quesnel
Wed Sept 10, 4 – 8 pm Pizza Night at The Bread Peddler!
Sat Sept 13, 8:30 am – 1 pm, Bread and scones at the Quesnel Farmer’s Market (Drunken Cherry Scones this week: come early to get yours!)

2 thoughts on “The “Calm” After the Storm

  1. Hi Kate,
    Great picture!
    You all appear so relaxed, and the fall light is really beautiful. It’s wonderful to see that your Mom looks fo beautiful and well, as do you.

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