The once a month Winter Market is today. Raven Breads won't be there, but you should go anyway!
I was going to write about biking through the flooded Skagit flats and all the astonishing, wondrous birdlife, but then I remembered I had a better bird story up my sleeve. Here, for your entertainment, is the tale of the Williams' Warbler:
After dinner, after the dishes were washed and dried, I lifted a lemon sucker from the tin on the counter and headed out back to unload the car. Over towards the fence I heard a bird warbling, a thin, drawn out cry. I propped a box on my hip and turned to the dark trees, searching for a silhouette, a clue to the maker of this melancholy song. No movement. I took my load to the house and returned for another, listening to the dark. The candy was sweet and bright on my tongue, the night almost warm. Not till I was climbing the back steps for the second time did I finally pinpointed the call. Here. It was right here! It was my own breath, whistling out of my stuffed up nose while my mouth was busy with the candy.
Owner | Baker
Did you know you can still sign up for the WINTER BREAD SUBSCRIPTION? It runs through March 25, with pickup every Wednesday in Birchwood (the front step), Downtown (Cafe Velo), or in Fairhaven (Shirlee Bird Cafe).
Sign up or order a single loaf for the week ONLINE.
Along with Red & White and Mountain Rye, each week I make a different Baker's Choice bread.
Jan 22: Rugbrod
Jan 29: Ring Rye
Feb 5: Apple Rye
Feb 12: Harvest Miche 1
Feb 19: Harvest Miche 2
Feb 26: Black Bread
March 4: Alpine Spice Rye
March 11: Rye & Oat
March 18: Korn Rye or Corn Rye??
March 25: Westphalian Pumpernickel!