Monday, February 23, 2009

Planting the Seed

Spring is just a tiny bit in the air around here. Sure, it's still below 30 every day. Yes, everyone is hopeful that there are at least two more months of good skiing left. And yes, there was beautiful, prickly looking frost on every little branch two days ago. But look at that cottonwood bud! It is waiting to burst. That plant is working so hard on the inside to be ready when the time comes. And it's coming. It'll be here before we know it. This is exactly what it feels like to watch the construction of the cafe.

I talked with my mother-in-law, Leilani Kingsbury today. She and "Grandpa Al" (his name has evolved recently from the more commonly known "Farmer Al") own and operate Birch Creek Ranch. They are the hardest working retired people I have ever met. Anyway, we discussed herbs and vegetables and berries that I hope to procure for use at the Flying Squirrel beginning this summer. She's pulling out her seeds and making her lists and preparing the greenhouses and organizing tags and within a few weeks we'll go over there and step out of the cold and into a mini oasis of little green growing things.

I am planting seeds as well. Little seeds in the minds of friends, family, acquaintances, and hopefully total strangers...can't wait for the seeds to sprout and reach out for their nourishment in the form of bread, pastries, yummy deli salads, casseroles, and a tall, cool, summery glass of home grown rhubarb-ade...

Please spread the word. Here is a link to the new website I posted today for Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe. I will give a free cup of coffee to the first person who finds a typo (even if it is my mother)!


  1. On your links page, you spelled Zarella as "Zarrella". You owe me a cuppa Joe... :-) (I couldn't find any other spelling mistakes though)

  2. You got my mouth waterin' already! Yum!

  3. Fantastic blog, and creative website.

    the hard work will pay off.