Last week our local Montessori elementary class came to the bakery for a sourdough bread workshop. Every year the elementary students work on a “Cosmic Plan” that helps them understand a topic and it’s myriad connections to the world. This year their topic is Bread. The kids were so curious and interested in what we do. We talked about agriculture, culture, sciences, math, history, and had tactile experiences making, shaping and eating the bread. They were excellent students and made the most beautiful loaves of bread to take home. Thanks everyone for coming to visit and to learn about how Real Bread is made. Hope to see you soon!
Our sold out “Dinner to celebrate Summer” went by so fast. You know when you have to give a speech, and you get on stage, and all of a sudden it’s over and you don’t even remember what you said or how long you were up there? That was sort of our experience this past Wednesday night. Everyone said they had a great time and that the food was amazing so…i guess we done good. It has been a long, hard summer of much work and not much socializing so it was wonderful to hear such revelry and see so many familiar smiling faces. Thanks so much to everyone who came out to celebrate with us! We love you guys.
Also giant thanks Amelia & Kristjan of Saving Gigi for the great space, to Greg for staying on top of the stacks of dishes and stemware, to Ryan and birthday girl Heather who ran the floor, to Emily&Drew for whipping the diningroom into shape and to Kelley who slaved away in a very hot basement kitchen all afternoon helping Grant prepare the meal. We couldn’t have done it without you guys. Also special thanks to all our producers/suppliers who do things with such high standards and class ( Coffin Ridge, Tico Poulakakis, Scotch Mtn Meats, Debbie Wiecha, Twin Creeks Organics, Sunrise Organics, Domaine de Mourchand, Barbetta Orchards, Hinterland, Detour Coffee, Barbarians Steak House). Respect.
This week has been a challenging one but we are feeling more optimistic…kinda like we are “winning” again. We have been watering round the clock. The latest planting of beans is germinating, the tomatoes are doing really well, we’ve saved some squashes, cukes, and watermelons from complete bug annihilation, the lettuces are growing and perking up, the pride chard is bouncing back etc. We bought a water pump so we can water the plants at a much faster rate which is really helping and last but not least we were visited by some Prairie Boy Angels. The “girls” showed up this long weekend with a passion for weed killing & tomato mulching like we’ve never seen before. We cannot express the deep gratitude we have for all your hard work, sweat, and company. We will hopefully express it better with tomatoes in August. Thank you Stacey, Christine and Emily for everything. We are touched by your efforts and well timed help. Mwah x 1000. And thanks to Tico for swooping in and helping with the moonlight harvest. Tomorrow is Tuesday. Market day & CSA pick up/delivery day. Our favourite day of the week.