We've been in small-scale production at our new space for a few weeks now, but that doesn't mean we're not preparing big things to match our big dreams. Fall is in the air, and is the perfect time for building projects. There have been a lot of days like this recently. They usually feel like confirmation that we've found our place.
We need a wall to divide our oven from the rest of the bakery to make it easier to control temperatures when we're proofing dough. So yesterday Rebecca (who runs Manayunk Timber with her dad Steve) and I worked on milling the beams that will go into our unnecessarily lovely wall--these are Douglas fir and will frame a pair of arched French doors. Major was foreman as usual.
We're planning to open to the public on Saturdays starting November 4, from 10am to 1pm, and despite the ongoing construction are working hard to have the place presentable in time. Come see us, and bring your dog.
(Music: The Great Pumpkin Waltz - Vince Guaraldi)