Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

Dear People of the Universe,

What is Thanksgivukkah?
the convergence of Thanksgiving 
& the first day of Hannukkah 

Hasn't happened since 1888 
& it won't be happening again for 80,000 years.
In celebrating both traditions, "we are working together to improve society, to understand our differences & to make a stronger world."
For Everyone. 

It sounds like The Wild Fern to me. 

It's been over a year since I opened the Wild Fern, an idea that began in late May 2012.
An Idea that triggered fear, uncertainy & edgy hesitation all overlooked by excitement, happiness, genuine risk & an Unseen Force that brought to Life, The Wild Fern.

I had no money to open a business, had no business plan, knew I couldn't go into debt & knew the possibility of it being the worst thing I've ever chosen to do with my life could end up kicking me in my shins & send me into a depressed confused oblivion of, "was this on my bucket list too" ????" or, 
what the hell am I DOING NOW???

& I also did not know what exactly I would do to make it successful!

One year later we celebrated with an outdoor & indoor musical event 

we Fed Our People!
& heard a
bunch of Great Music!
& sold some really cool handsewn Locally Made One of a Kind
Tie Dyes! 




So I'm a "Homeschooled Way Past Highschool" kind of kid & opening The Wild Fern has brought a level of enrichment my brain, heart & soul glory in.

Everyday that I am Open & everyday that I survive, I am Learning, Learning, Learning! All The Time!!!
I also adapt, adapt some more, & just when I think there's rhyme & reason to the business, I adapt a bit more just to adapt!

And, I don't like it when my kid tells me I "think I know it all" (I never want to feel as though I know it all!) Frankly, I don't know it all ZOE! just a little more than you though ;)

I learn to change every day that I am open. I learned to believe & trust in faith that what I am doing is with good intention, lots of love, & a heartfelt belief that I can offer my Community a few simple commodities for their daily life. 

Like, Local Fresh Homemade Bread! & Pretty Good Music!!

I am very Thankful for my opportunity to own & operate The Wild Fern. 

The adventure has brought me incredible fulfillment, happiness, true joy, & occasionally a few pounds ;) 

I'm just trying to connect Folks. That's all. There's no secret password, no code, no membership due. 
I'm just being me & perhaps being me isn't what Stockbridge is looking for, but its what every single one of us want to be, Ourself. 

From one Heart to another Heart
I don't really care if you're 2,12, 84, 43, 18 or 26 years old, if you have lived in Vermont your whole entire life or if you are just passing through. 

I'm offering something that is really positive ,

made entirely with Love, 
Everyone is Welcome.  

From young to old, I welcome each person that walks into The Fern & I am always Thankful for their Business, their Support, their Faith, & even their perseverance.

I say perseverance because the Hours are not easy to remember, but also, not that hard to figure out~ if you really want to come, want to support it, or even see what it's all about.

I still operate The Wild Fern completely on my own, also am the Mother of a Teenager, a Musician, & I can only do SO MUCH & being Open 7 Days a Week & having a staff in these difficult times would only shut the doors faster than the Town's opinion of me travels the Town! =)

So with each Day that The Door remains Open, I will continue to: TO BE ME!!! AND:

Give Thanks to Each of You & the moment a new face, a new friend, a new passerby decides to walk through the door, I will greet you warmly, affectionately & happily.
Hugs are entirely free.

I've made Friends with new faces over this Year & without The Fern, I would never have become aquainted with these really wonderful & beautiful People that are now a part of my Life.

From my Heart to your Heart, Thank You. 

Happy Thanksgivukkah!!

Peace & Luv,
Heather Lynne & The Wild Fern

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