We started in 2002 by doing local fairs in the San Juan Islands, off the coast of Washington. We both have worked in horticultural, agricultural and gardening circles for 25 years. It has been a lifelong love of good hand tools that inspired us to share our passion.
We live off the grid on Orcas Island, meaning we are powered by solar, we use little fossil fuel on our farm and the only line that enters our residence is the phone line. On our farm we do most things by hand or by horse.
Our alternative lifestyle has led to our offering organic clothing, non– toxic paints & finishes, local wool products and products that are softer on the earth.
Our focus is on hand tools because we value the place a good hand tool holds as the conduit between man and nature. Hand tools allows us to create in the natural world.
We think feeding your body good food and the way it is achieved is just as important. Working with hand tools is another way of staying healthy.
Please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.
Errol & Kathleen Speed