Tomorrow (16th Dec) I’m at the Greytown Country Market; it most likely will be my last market ever (I will still be selling my plants etc online).
I’m also turning 40 tomorrow.
To be frank with you, whomever you are, things have not gone well for Stoney Ground Herbs since moving here (been here over a year now, ‘here’ being Eketahuna). I’m quite sad about this. I know I should be saying things like “I’m moving into another phase of my life” or something else that doesn’t imply that my business is going to shit and I’ve been losing money for two years now. But today I can’t be arsed, I’m just a bit down about it all. I really thought that this year things would come together and be amazing. This is my fifth season and the boat is sailing away from me.
It’s true that Eke has a different climate and I’m still getting my head and ways around how to garden with crap weather. But it’s more that I haven’t got a weekly market to go to where people like/appreciate my plants enough for it be worth my while travelling to said imaginary market and paying the stall fee.
Online sales have been VERY slow this year, sure there’s lots of white sage lovers out there but I’m sorry, I don’t want to base my business on one plant, one fickle slow growing plant at that!
I still absolutely love herbs and I love sharing my knowledge but with all of the above I’m another small business going under. Do I wind this website up? I’m not sure, I’m not entirely sure that a lot of people read my blog anyway, are you still reading this?? Well done you and thanks. Should I even publish this? What if this is just a wee glitch? What if I’m being too honest or am I not honest enough? Maybe I’m not trying hard enough. Or should I just embrace that whole I’m turning forty thing and not give a fuck?
So there we have it. I’m a gonna go make my birthday cake and maybe I’ll see you at Greytown.
P.S. It’s not all doom and gloom, honest, I’ll post a much chipper entry before Xmas!