Sad Day at the Bakery :(
I know some of you have been following my posts since before we were legal (Eric, David, Pat, Paul, Mini O, Floyd of course, and several others). A few months ago I shared the happy news about the bakery's four year anniversary. Today, it's a sad day at the bakery. Today, November 16th was my last day for baking and delivering here in this place known to many folks as The Back Home Bakery.
If you've interned here, you know the feeling when you're working with your 'last baguettes' or making your 'last batch of pain au chocolat'. You think to yourself, 'This is the last time I'll be shaping on this table...' It's really a horrible feeling, especially when you're faced with the task of later delivering to your loyal customers and telling them face-to-face that this is the last delivery. Their faces drop. Then they ask, "Do you have friends or family where you're moving?" I answer, "No. No, I don't." Silence.
To put it bluntly, Sharon and I are parting ways and when your business is in your home that you built with your own two hands (literally), this is not a simple task. It's complicated, painful, and very sad, all at the same time. In less than two weeks I'll be moving about five hours away from here to new territory in Bozeman, MT. I want to stay in this beautiful state and I believe that area has just what I'm looking for.
It's best to start fresh, and so I will be doing my best to regroup and begin anew. I have a new plan and a new project underway and I'll be happy to share it with you when it gets a little bit more developed. I assure you it will be like none other. This time around, it will be known as 'Sinclair's Bakery'.
Anyway, as I've recently told my friends, I'm not the type who usually asks others for help. But if you're the type who would like to offer some moral support during these difficult times, I would definitely appreciate it. Thanks.
http://TheBackHomeBakery and soon to be Sinclair's Bakery