Wallabi's Farm: The English Hototogisu Bakery and Farm Blog

Hello, my name is Sara. In 2005 my husband and I bought an old farmhouse in Okayama, borrowed a few fields and set to building ourselves a pleasant rural life. Now, several years on, we have fields a-plenty, what was until the end of 2012 a wheaty bread bakery and is now prepping to be a gluten-free space, and have incorporated our efforts into the Hototogisu Bakery and Farm. Welcome!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

We bake, it snows

How many Saturdays in a row can it snow in Okayama, Land of Sunshine? This weekend will tell. So far, it has snowed every Saturday in February, which means that every day we have opened the bakery, it has snowed. This makes it seem pretty mean to make customers stand on the doorstep to buy bread, but we haven't finished (or begun) building the store. Happily, our fantastic new tent, emblazoned with the bakery name, arrived a few days ago. We have not had enough of a break in the weather to set it up yet, but next week we will use it here Saturday and at the morning market Sunday. We bought the model that comes with three walls, so even if it does snow, we and the bread will be somewhat protected. Even without the convenience of shelter for our customers, I am happy to report that at the end of the selling day last week, we had one and one half loaves of bread left. And one of these loaves we sold the next day to our rye-bread enjoying neighbor. We also sold some bread from the freezer at a discount. Hoorah!

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