October 12, 2002


October 12, 2002

Just thought I’d let you know that it’s pretty darned colorful up here in Maine right now.  Our leaves are reaching the peak of their color transformation, which leads to two common truths:

1.  In a few weeks, all this color will disappear and we’ll be plunged into a gray world until next June; and

2.  The roads are clogged full of leaf gawkers, driving down the shoulder of every road, stopping to take pictures of the things we see everyday.  These folks drive like they’ve just received a major blow to the head from an extremely heavy object, then they swilled down about ten beers to ease the pain.

Want to see some other fall colors?  Finally got those pictures of the new suede hides up on the site.  Some of the colors we had have already sold out (dark brown, charcoal, etc) but what’s shown on the new suede page is what’s left in stock.  Click here to view our leather suede options.

Still a couple days left on the suede sale (6 hides for $100 as long as at least one of them is purple).  Nobody knows about this sale except you newsletter subscribers.  Well, Eben Timberlake knows about it too, but that’s just because he stopped by for a glass of hard cider the other night.  He can keep a secret.

We also got a load of cowhide double butt splits in a nice gray color.  These are 2.5 oz splits, brushed suede surface, running about 16 square feet on average.  They’re shown on that suede web page too, down toward the bottom.  Just thought I’d mention it.

Hope the leaves are changing where you are.  Best time of year, just ask Jenny (our loyal black lab who made 7 perfect duck retrieves this morning).  Supposed to go down to 14 degrees Monday night.  That sure takes the fight out of the mosquitos.

Maine base clear- Churchill Barton Brettuns Village Leather