I started Sonoma Sourdoughs after being laid off at the beginning of the pandemic. I’d been making sourdoughs for several years prior to that, but only on weekends. I traded them on Hitch and Barter, and sometimes sold them as word grew. But at age 58, I was without a job for the first time in my life.
But sourdough, in many ways, had saved me before, and I knew it could again. ;)
Today my little business ALMOST pays the bills, but not quite. ;) I need to increase production by about 50% in order to get there. In addition, I still have almost two years worth of PGE bills to pay, which they are now calling for. Kind of scared about that, and that’s why, after exhausting every resource, I’ve finally decided that I need to ask for help. I’ve drained my 401K, and my HELO. I can’t afford to pay back a loan, at least not yet. But I’m ALMOST solvent. That’s the good news! Half of this money will pay off my back PGE bill of almost $5000. That $5K is my primary goal. The other half would pay my property taxes for this year, and allow me to get another fridge and oven to increase capacity. And maybe breathe a little easier.
I grew up on charity, as a child. As an adult, I resolved never to ask for help, ever. But now, I guess I need to.
I’m a pretty good writer, but it’s REALLY hard to write this. So I won’t go into a lot of words.
If you can help, I think you know how grateful I will be. If you can’t help, I think you know how much you mean to me, help or no help.