Hi Root Cellar Community,
It has really surprised me how much I have enjoyed writing these letters each week. Though I was motivated to create connection with our community by the chaos of Peak-Covid (as we’ve come to call it around here), I find myself extremely hesitant to stop even though the dust has settled a bit, and our intention had been that this be temporary.. ..
The generous and sincere feedback so kindly shared has kept my entrepreneurial flame burning through a time when quite frankly, my family need me more. I suspect that without this connection with you, that I would have taken a step back during this time.
But it turns out that our kids are just fine and I have come to sincerely believe that our boys have learned more under my wing as we have navigated this bizarre terrain professionally, than they would have if I had baked a few more batches of cookies and played a few more rounds of monopoly this spring.
So I share my gratitude once again. Not only for continuing to strongly support our family business, but for supporting me as a messy human and for engaging back during a time of connection depravity.
I was going to write a quick note about how I wasn’t going to write a letter this week because I have a lot on my plate (have you heard?), and sometimes I’m going to choose my family as it’s ‘back to school,’ and I want to be really present with my kids. But here we are, I’ve written a letter, my kids didn’t suffer for it… all while driving the car. Thanks technology (Siri – don’t worry I’m safe!).
And thanks Victoria, lets keep hanging out.
(except for sometimes when I’ve given myself permission to just play monopoly and bake cookies with my kids).
PS: Extra-super-thanks for all the love about our plans for a new location in Cook Street Village – we’re excited too and working as fast as we can! Our kids are about to learn A LOT!
PPS: Come and check out our ‘modified-pumpkin-mountain’! Due to Covid restraints we have moved the mountain you know and love into the shade house of our garden center. The Potting Shed is a gracious host, and the ‘patch’ is now lit & covered as a bonus!
** Please make sure to read the ‘pumpkin rules of engagement’… we can only have SO much fun.