This has nothing to do with the bakery, well, indirectly only: here it is April 1st, and we have more snow than has been recorded in Wells in twenty-nine years. Our house is disappearing. Windows that I clean (rather infrequently) with an extension ladder in the summer are completely covered in snow. At least the sun is shining, though that may be an April Fool’s Day joke, because there is more snow in the forecast.
Last week there was a special event of sorts: my birthday. I have always liked to organize a trip to one of this area’s back-country ski cabins with a group of friends, but this year we decided to LIVE LARGE. We went to a front-country cabin with plumbing AND electricity AND proper beds AND a fridge. We had three great cross-country skiing outings on Gavin Lake and the ski trails. We had saunas. We played Scattegories so much that folks were dreaming about it. We ate a great curry made by Stephen, and two delicious cakes. No one farted, not once. Not even Dennis.
So, the bakery! Most exciting for me this week: I spent hours with artist and Adobe Illustrator wizard Bill Horne working on designs for a sign for the front of the building, a sandwich board for the junction of our road with Highway 26, a banner for the Farmer’s Market, labels for bread bags, and a Bread Peddler rubber stamp! Most exciting for Tim this week: plumbing! (Well, I didn’t ask him what HE thought was most exciting about this week, but I guess it wasn’t all the snow he had to shovel). Tim has been very careful not to scuff or scratch the new floor while working – he even takes his boots off at the door. Very Canadian.