….I thoroughly miss baking at the inn twice a week
It’s been more than a year now that the bakers and I at Montgomery’s Inn have gotten together to make and bake bread. I miss the friendships and the actual physical attributes of making dough and baking bread in a wood burning oven.
My one bright spot of the week is when I can drive to the inn to pick up fresh vegetables, eggs and meat from the Farmers’ Market. For the last two weeks the vendors have been able to set up outside. This week I took time to walk around the Inn and enjoy the views.
Thanks to Becky B for hosting BrightSquare https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/04/16/bright-square-16/
…thanks to Cee for hosting the Black and White Photo Challenge
…thanks to Sandy for hosting this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge
I also find that when you walk into a setting and new art has been put up that you weren’t expecting it can affect you in one of several ways. This new art display at Montgomery’s Inn gave me instant joy because of its whimsical quality. It clearly affected a lot of people in a similar way because most people pulled out their camera phones and started taking photos of these large ink drawings.
….thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting the Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge
No takers when the temperatures are below freezing, especially when the seat is made of metal.
for hosting the Photo Adventure.
One of my hobbies, besides photography, is baking bread. Every week I volunteer at a local historic museum called Montgomery’s Inn where I prepare the dough and help bake it in the outdoor oven. After it’s baked it’s sold the same day at the Farmers’ Market which supports local farmers, food producers and bakers all year round.
Here is the focaccia that I baked today.
…thanks to Khürt for hosting the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge
I’m taking a smartphone on-line class and I’ve started playing around with all the editing tools. This week, however, the challenge is to not use a filter. This is one photo where I didn’t do any editing.
….when you need to fix tools for the wood burning oven
Recently at Montgomery’s Inn some of our tools for the outside wood burning oven needed to be repaired. Seeing that there are no local blacksmiths in the neighbourhood my colleague decided to set up a temporary fire pit to heat up the iron tools that needed reshaping.
He started with the coals from the fire that heated up our bread baking oven. Once the interior temperature reaches its ideal temperature to bake our bread the coals are scraped out and into a metal garbage can. Using a long pipe he blew directly into the coals to heat them up even more and then placed the tools into the hot coals and then hammered them back into shape. Once the desired shape was achieved he cooled the tool in the surrounding snow. Ingenious!