Well, you haven't heard from us in a while and we've been very, very quiet. Today we're breaking our silence to show and tell you what we've been up to.
Ever since we made the decision to cancel our Festival, we had a lot of figuring out to do. We ended up cancelling our entire bloom season and every event we had planned in June. We just needed some time and space to make some decisions without the pressure of everything that was coming up.
So, what have we done?
We are excited to tell you that our new plants are doing very well in their new home. We don't have an exact count, but we think we're in the 180 range of new plants. We did lose some to the rain, but really it's been the rabbits that have been having a field day with their new "food." Check out how good they look!
Now for the bad news...
Here's what the rest of the field looks like.
Yep...we tilled under every plant we had. They were all rotting at the crown or just flat out dead. If you go back to previous blog posts, you will see what our plants looked like at the time of that post. They have not changed even a little bit since those pictures were taken.
So, without lavender or even live plants, we cancelled everything and tilled up the rows.
What does this mean for Simplicity? We are starting over. Right now we are not making any promises about what the future of opening the farm again might look like. We simply can't do that right now. We are still making our products. Our lavender will come from other lavender farms that we will use to continue making our great products. Be sure to come find us at local farmers markets and other events to be announced in the future.
I guess our news today is both particularly bad and particularly not so bad. I don't want to leave you on the emotional roller coaster, so let's take a look at some of the other beautiful moments of the Farm these past couple of days including a lady bug on the one lavender plant that has survived and our rose bush which is absolutely beautiful right now.
We are so grateful for your continued support and graciousness of our family and our business. It has been a tough year that just seems to keep getting tougher.
Maybe, maybe, maybe there is a light at the end of this tunnel.
Good thoughts and prayers appreciated!!
Stay well and see you soon.
We are so excited to share with you lots of updates and information about us, our farm, and our products. We are just starting out, so please give us some time to settle into our posting routine. Check back often for new posts.