Out of Hamilton and into the country. First stop was my parent’s place then on to Tracy’s parent’s farm... we’ll stay there until the snow has melted in Nova Scotia (it’s been an oddly long lasting winter season for them).
The theme of this week has been “make hay when the sun shines” and the weather has been good thus far. I’ve been super busy riding tractors, picking stones, and yard work. I’ve also managed to feel out some of the Horween leather we are trying out for our new line of Peartree products.
Family and farming. I feel that we have both been craving some forced family fun and fresh air for a while now. So far it has done us well – early mornings, being feeling physically tired and crawling into bed three hours earlier than we would normally has already given us more of a regular routine. Part of this adventure out East has come from a need to remind ourselves of what’s important – hopefully refocus, build some healthy habits, and continue to build a foundation that we’d like to stand on for the rest of our lives. We have a long way to go.
Maybe we’re crazy for taking this “time off” from our normal activity, but we’re hoping it will force us everyday to live better, build relationships, and pursue what we believe we are being called to – which right now means building good leather products, working alongside family, and being willing to take a risk for what we believe are simply good things.
There will be challenges, doubts, and a lot of questions, but we’re so excited for what everyday is bringing us and how we’re learning together through it. Here’s to many more early mornings!