Farewell Dad & Sonic
Firstly, a really big thank you for your support over the past few months, the Covid 19 Virus that has caused so much chaos and heartache over the past few months, is now hopefully coming to an end. and we can start to get back to some sort of normality.
On a personal note, as some of you know, I lost my lovely Dad to the Virus, and as he lived in Dorset, the funeral arrangements were very strange as we had to sit apart, and only 8 people could attend. This felt really cold, as we couldn’t hug each other, everyone was upset, and as such we couldn’t celebrate my Dads life properly. As a family, we have decided that we are going to have a get together for a memorial service for Dad as soon as we can when this is all over.
Also, I lost my beloved horse Sonic Girl to a hoof ailment, her pedal bone was pressing on the base of her hoof, she was in pain and it couldn’t be put right, so we had to make the very hard decision to let her go to sleep. What is really lovely is, as we are now on my sister Bev’s farm, we were able to make her a fabulous resting place in the orchard with all her favourite apples. I can visit every day and pop a Polo mint on their, and its a really peaceful place for reflecting on our wonderful years together.
Throughout all of this, it was being able to bake, which I love, and also seeing others happily celebrating their pets, that kept me going, it was so lovely and so special, and I thank you for that, it was just what I needed.
The New Bakery Shop, Doggie Parties and Camping
We were also kept busy with setting up the new Bakery Shop, and we have had support from the local traders as they were willing to work here as they could easily socially distance themselves, it was just a bit difficult getting all the supplies they required as most of the DIY stores were closed. Now we are seeing more of the suppliers opening again, we can hopefully start moving forward again.
The Bakery is going to expand to include Doggie Birthday Parties, Doggie Camping and a lovely place just to sit and enjoy your pups company whilst you enjoy a full range of yummy cakes and treats for yourself in The School House Cafe at Sturdys Farm.
We will have a shop with bespoke personalised gifts, lots of lovely accessories, including leads, collars, bandannas, pet beds and of course all of our yummy cakes and treats for pets. If you would like to showcase any of your products in the shop, please let me know. One of the suppliers I am really happy to have on-board is Charlie & Boo, they have gorgeous homemade pet accessories.
We are also looking to add suppliers of homemade, bespoke pet soaps. as this will complement our ethos, of natural homemade products, I am sure there are plenty of other items that would fit in with what we are trying to achieve here, so please let me know if you have anyone you can think of.
Hopefully, in about 6 to 8 weeks we will be ready to open at Sturdys Farm, and at the opening, we will have the local press and some editors from your favourite Doggy Magazines to come and have a look at what we have done, and we will be reserving places for all of our VIP Friends who will, of course, have a lovely treat box to celebrate with us.
Royal Mail Hick-Ups
The Royal Mail postal service is still experiencing a few hick-ups in some areas, and orders can take a while to get to you. I have tried to send the celebration boxes out to you at least two or three days before to get to you, and I thank you for your patience. The best rate to choose at the moment is guaranteed next day, as we have the ability to track your items. 1st Class postage rate is not guaranteed, and if the parcel is lost, it can take up to 10 days before the post office will look into where your parcel has gone. If your delivery area is particularly bad, please consider the Guaranteed Next Day rate at checkout.
New Biscuits & Celebrating Summer
There are lots of new biscuits being added to the Website for the summer, and we appear to be very lucky with the weather at the moment here in Lincolnshire. You can browse through the range here.
Lots of love Tarnia