Remember when we talked about the beauty of Mitford and the relationships between neighbors? I did meet my first challenge which was to use all the small breads I already had in the freezer and deliver them. But, I've still had it in my mind that I want to keep at it so I can get around to each house - I'd like to have this completed by next summer if possible.
Anyway, this week - I got busy baking and made small loaves of banana bread and poppy seed bread. I printed out the same note I used last time. I also cut a few flowers (pictured above) to make four more gifts so that I could finish one whole street - this puts me at the half-way point.
So, with thirteen loaves of bread, four cups/cans of flowers and the notes and two darling little helpers - we loaded up the wagon and started out yesterday afternoon.
We managed to finish all the houses on that street! But, can I just share something here? This is HARD! I love the idea of doing this and baking the breads is easy and fun. But, getting out there and going up to people's houses and delivering something just removes the anonymity factor. I am not super outgoing and this is just outside my comfort zone. I feel so intimidated - I guess because I'm afraid of being found out. I guess I feel like a lot of people kind of want to be left alone and I fear meeting someone who might get upset.
I was so glad to see my cozy and peaceful house welcoming me home - I had a splitting headache and tummy ache (nerves) - I was just so glad to be done! I do want to finish and I am glad to be promoting being neighborly - I just didn't realize how out of my comfort zone it would be!
How are the rest of you doing?
Updated: After my first round, I never heard a peep out of anyone. But, this time one neighbor did call and thank me for the bread. She said her girls had already eaten it and loved it! This was a much needed encouragement!