Itís nice to see some green color out in the dooryard again Ė the
grass is coming along, doing its part to chase winter away. Still,
the radio stationís weather guy said to expect snow tomorrow, so I
guess weíre not ready to switch to sandals and shorts quite yet.
Spring in Maine is known for highly variable weather, even with all
this global warming going on, so things are still a bit nippy around
here. Another month should have us in the clear, and the grass will
need to be mowed even before then most likely. Iím always glad to get
back on the tractor at this time of year, as it means that Iíll soon
have blackflies zipping right up my nostrils and directly into my
brain, but if you take your hands off the steering wheel to swat at
the bugs the tractor takes that Correolis-induced hairpin to the
right, landing you right in the compost pile. There goes the tractor,
heading for the next farm over. Darn it.
Last week our Deal of the Week here at Brettuns Village Leather was
our most popular edition since we started the Deal game. I thought
itíd be a good one, but even I didnít expect to see so many of you
lining up to buy brand new 2010 Ford hybrid vehicles for only $100
each as part of their initial test marketing campaign. I thought Ford
was crazy to try it, but the cars are well made and itís tough to
argue with a brand new car for a hundred bucks flat. When they threw
in free delivery to your driveway and the first year of gas for free I
almost fell off my hay bale. If you missed it donít worry Ė Iím sure
weíll engage in another such Deal of the Week sometime in 2040.
Pretty sure. Donít hold me to it. Have you been checking the Deal of
the Week every Wednesday? Youíd have looked good in a new car. Just
Once the new cars had sold out, and thanks to all 2,500 of you who
took advantage of that Deal, a lot of you turned to our next best Deal
of the Week, which was 3 of our Putty Calf hides for $40 flat, with
the usual free shipping to any address in the 48
contigupullingyourlegamus United States. That calf hide pile is
growing shorter by the hour around here. I think weíll leave them on
the Deal list until we sell them out; meanwhile, we updated the Deal
of the Week today to include our Gator-Embossed sheep hides (3 hides
for $40, 48-state shipping included).
Our past Deals of the Week have been left on the site until they sell
out Ė so our list now includes:
3 Gator Embossed Sheep Hides: $40
3 Putty Calf Hides: $45
Thundercloud Full Cowhides $100 flat
4 Basket Weave Suede Hides: $50
10 Lined Pigskins for $50 flat and thatís a lot of leather per dollar
50 Woven Leather Panels for $25
Yellow Lizard Print Cowhide Sides $35 each
100 pairs of Crystal Tassels for $20 flat
10 Pounds of Sheep Shearling Scrap Pieces for $25
1000 Fabric Flower Decorations for $25 flat and thatís enough flowers
to start your own country and name it Holland Part Deux
Once again Ė all of these prices include shipping within the 48 states
and for those of you in AK and HI weíll do our best to use flat rate
boxes and will give you free shipping too on as much of this stuff as
we can. Do you get the idea that we could use some room in the
warehouse? Youíd better believe it.
Looking for a rather firm leather in a dark reddish brown color, 6 oz?
Weíve sure got it. Check out our Cognac sides on the Sides & Hides
page. We love this leather, and I think you will too. Great leather,
from USA cows, and itís tanned and finished right here in the USA too.
You can see it right about here:
Weíve also added quite a few new hides to the Clearance page. Some
bright colors, some dark leathers, some full hides, some partial sides
Ė a little bit of everything. That page, last time I ran across it,
was sitting here:
The Clearance page is a lot of fun lately Ė weíve got pillows on
there, and snake skins, and shoe lasts (little plastic feet that you
build your slippers around), and groups of suitcase handles, piles of
shoelaces, bags of snap hooks, and some other stuff that I canít
remember. Might be worth a look if you need something.
So, donít put the snow shovel away and for the love of Mike donít push
those peas into the garden quite yet; snowís coming back tomorrow,
give or take, and even though it might not stick itíll still feel cold
all day and the driving will be challenging. This is Maine, after
all. Good thing those new Fords are front-wheel drive.
Lead Sales Tech, Imaginary Automobile Division
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