This week sees the start of building the new oven.
The bakery has been dismantled and packed up. Tins, baskets, scales, bowls, brushes and linen all put into storage for the next six weeks. Even the oven must go into storage. We hope it will be in use before long for demonstration events.
The building materials are arriving - the standard brick and block type stuff yesterday and the specialist fire resistant and heat proof things today.
The moment the delivery crane loomed over the back wall, threatening to put down a load of block on my perennial fruit and vegetable garden was an interesting one, but it was landed safely on the path between the plants and the washing line.
Over the next six weeks this unpromising looking space will be transformed into a fuel and space-efficient wood fired oven.