Following, some of our friend Sean’s photos from this weekend….. when he came up from his home in Walnut Creek, taking time off work and family, to bake bread for our annual Willits Daily Bread fundraiser, “Sip Some Soup!” Can you guess where he found this first picture?“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ___ Henry Ward Beecher
Couldn’t have been more perfect weather….
Without a fire, no sourdough bread….
Without the bread, not much of a fundraiser…..
Last night at the community center, 21 different soups, 5 different breads (Emandal provided 21 loaves of Lemon Rosemary Foccacia, 15 loaves Red Pepper Foccacia, 15 loaves Challah, 18 loaves Whole Grain Prune, along with 23 loaves Brick Oven Sanhedrin Sourdough…., all of which got consumed or sold…) The only thing I forgot was more butter…. I thought for sure 2 pounds would be enough, but was reminded that 4 pounds is what we usually used…. Below, just before they opened the doors to let the “hoards” in……
Former staffers, Michael Lee and Jill Devlin, flew from their home in Virginia, to get some one-on-one time with our pizza guru. Michael, or Mick, has his own catering business, Feast & Company…. and just purchased a beautiful, copper topped, wood-fired pizza oven. Since he’s committed to a number of events this summer, he and his sous-chef were here to glean tips from both Sean and Kashaya. In between, he offered to help me chop up the “offal” from the three pigs just butchered, for our dogs. Top-notch knife skills, for sure!
His wife, Jill, an OB-GYN doctor, was more than willing to answer all sorts of our questions, and regale us with stories of operating in places half-way around the world, with head-lamps for light, and barely enough clean water for washing. And I still think of them as camp counselors……
Spring is just around the corner. Shooting Stars appearing, Flowering Quince blossoming. Fresh Rosemary for the Foccacia….
Found in the sandbox…. a rusted replica of our Rubber-Treaded Caterpillar Skid Steer:
Still awaiting labels, Blood Orange Marmalade.
Adorable, right? Who can resist Truckee!?
Summer is so close at hand! As Sean said, when giving me this photo, “The lines are drawn!”Until the next time…. perhaps our March 17th Work Weekend, when the lines will be filled up with onions and potatoes!