We spent this past week up north with our good friends and we had such a wonderful time hiking, eating, caring for all our babes and staying up way past our bedtimes. There were twelve of us all together which made for non stop action, bursting life and a few emotions. The Mamas snuck away one day and we had two full hours of uninterrupted time to take the Bread Making class at the North House Folk School! They teach traditional northern crafts that inspire the hands, heart, and the mind. We have both always dreamed of taking a class here! We walked in to take a peek around. I got lost looking at the weaves of a handmade basket and before I knew it, my friend Chelsey had basically already signed us up and I am so glad she did! We learned how to make Fococcia and Carta di Musica bread together and it was SO delicious. It is definitely something we will be making in our own homes for our families and it felt so easy and magical. I loved the way the insteuctor said, “Fococcia is forgiving.” I want to be like fococcia. We baked our breads and thin, crisp crackers in their large brick oven stove and we felt entirely entranced by the whole experience. We sampled our breads and then immediately missed our babies and power walked back to find our families. I’m so excited to share more from our week together up north and if you’re ever in the area, be sure to check out their classes and try something new! I cannot wait to be back to try my hand at basketry, boat building, shelter building, woodcarving, canoe building, a class on sustainable living or heck, I’d even take their timber framing class just to be near it all!
Images by Chelsey Werth.