to a completed oven base in FOUR days! wow! the rest of the supplies are here tonight, firebrick and high temperature cement, so if last week was any indication, it won't be a stack of brick for long! follow this link to see the progress of the week. we'll be baking in the brick oven in no time!
we bakers talk about our "mise en place" all the time - it's a French phrase for saying we've got all our tools and ingredients measured out and lined up and we're ready to start our project. i was baking graduation cakes and rolls yesterday, and i walked out and there it was! Kirby the stonemason had his mise on! he's ready to go as soon as the concrete is cured...thanks to Jonathan Mann and his crew for getting that done last Friday! here's a picture of all this readiness!
they're digging a hole where the oven will go! tomorrow morning they'll pour the concrete pad upon which the oven will sit. and then, Kirby will start building! hurrah! thank you all so much. sorry for the absence of updates, we have been very busy settling in to our new quarters. finally this week we have established routines and schedules! so grateful to all of you who have stopped in for bread and conversation, it's really a wonderful location with lots of great energy. it's been nice putting kickstarter backers faces with names too - so nice to meet you and see you all again! come on by and take a peek!
from miss Linda Marquardt with our first pledge to mr. Mark Elkins with our last, i thank you all from the bottom of my heart. each pledge brought with it a welling up of emotion, thinking i am so lucky that you all want to help a dream come to fruition. i was amazed and awed every time, and the sense of gratitude i feel is indescribable...
i am humbled by your generosity.
oven photos coming soon...
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Apr 22, 2012 - May 22, 2012 (30 days)
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A great big thank you and shout-out on Facebook and Twitter! There's a freshly baked cookie waiting for you if you come to our bakery!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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A freshly baked bagel with schmeer!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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A freshly baked loaf of bread of your choice, delivered by the USPS if necessary!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Pastries for two plus one loaf of bread of your choice!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Pizza night for two - one 12" pizza and a salad.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Private baking lesson for you.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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5 loaves of bread of your choice, either fresh from the shop or shipped to your door.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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10 loaves of bread of your choice, either fresh from the shop or shipped to you!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Dinner for 4, everything cooked in the brick oven.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Private baking class for you and 3 of your friends, complete with samples!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Four-course meal for 6 people, utilizing the brick oven for preparation, or one loaf of bread a week for a year, either fresh from the bakery or shipped to you.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Two loaves of bread a week for a year, either fresh from the bakery or shipped to you, plus a private baking class for two.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Two loaves of bread a week for a year, either fresh from the bakery or shipped to you, plus a four-course meal for four people.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012