We were lucky - it was a balmy sunshiny day in the upper 40s - in years past it has been snowy and cold. The first house we visited was the Scales House, built in 1926 and has undergone extensive renovation. Fresh baked goods from Small Batch Baking local cookbook author Debbie Maugans were available for sampling. Their tabby cat was trying desperately to catch a squirrel but his bell gave him away even tho he was hiding in the bushes!
|can you find the cat?|
The next house wasn't so much the house but a walk in bakery. They built a wood fired oven outside and baked breads and other delicious goodies in the oven. We bought a whole grain bread and two pnatonnes, one for us and a gift for friends visiting the next day. This is a small Italian pastry with bits of fruit and nuts - great for toasting for breakfast. Their cat was sunning himself outside when a brave or dumb squirrel ran right up to him be fore realizing his mistake! No blood was shed as he got away!
|The wood-fired oven of the Montford Walk In Bakery|
This is a home business and the way it works is they list online what the offerings are each day, you place your order by phone or online and come by to pick it up. They are inspected by the Agricultural Dept. rather than the Health Dept. - they cannot have any refrigerated items. We will be back for more goodies. Their web site is www.montfordwibakery.com.
|Not a bright squirrel!|
The third house (we will continue the tour later this coming week) was the Kuhne House, a story and a half but not a bungalow. Built in 1896, it was the oldest of the tour. It was built by Richard Kiibler who ran the butcher shop at a local market long gone. I liked the grounds of this place best especially with the cat to show us around.
|Their backyard patio, fire pit and workshops.|
|Kuhne House circa 1896|
I am joining in on the new Saturday Photo Hunt. This week the word is JOY! This season is full of joy and I find joy in participating in many different holiday celebrations like this home tour! I am also taking part in Camera Critters. Please do stop by both blogs and join in on the fun!
Come back by in a few days when I will post the rest of the tour. Hope you are enjoying the hustle and bustle of the holidays! Happy Weekend.