Things are steaming along here, and not just because of the moist mountain weather. Tim and I actually went for a short bike ride yesterday: we had to scramble/carry over all the winter’s downed trees, we got severely eaten by bugs, we were rained and hailed on, and then were nearly hit by lightening. It was a great ride.
The progress in the bakery is so fast I can hardly keep track of what is happening. The concrete cladding is poured and curing as we speak – that all went seamlessly, though carrying buckets of wet concrete to pour into the form was a bit taxing on the arms, to say the least.
Tim has been working on the brick work that forms the front façade of the oven. We managed to get some red bricks for 50¢ each – they are not common items out here in western Canada, and the supplier is selling off old stock and not replacing it. They remind me of houses built in the 1970s in Ontario. Very cool.
We have some dates firmed up for our first selling opportunities: Sunday July 13 is the first Wells Summer Market, and that will be our debut into the world of making a living by selling great bread and baking! How exciting. I’ll keep you posted about more bread-buying opportunities as they arise.
Most news-worthy of all, I decided yesterday while we were out on our bikes that I really should just capitulate and make a Facebook page for The Bread Peddler. I have been resisting all this time, but as much as I hate to admit it, I think it really is the best way to get the word out, given how many people have bought into the unsocial media craze. (Insert rant here). Now I just have to find someone who is adept at negotiating Facebook’s privacy settings so I don’t get bombarded with cute kitty videos.