As it’s #makermonday, I thought that it would be a great time to introduce myself to the folks out there who’ve just discovered the line and are curious about the back story.
I started making candles a few years back (we’ve all ordered stuff in the middle of the night & forgotten about it, right?) and realized that I enjoyed playing around with different waxes, mixing fragrances and just making stuff. 🔥🙌🏻
A little over a year ago I started thinking that maybe there was something to what I was doing & created this Instagram feed, instantly caught the attention of a few folks and shortly after launched the signature series in a few shops around Manitoba.
It’s been one hell of year as I’ve navigated the ins & outs of this venture, with a lot of trial and error, mistakes and successes along the way. That being said, I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s been a learning curve and has opened up so many doors...I can’t wait to see where this adventure leads me.
A few fun facts about the farmer’s son - I grew up on a small family farm close to the Manitoba border where it was a true family effort with my folks and sis @juliefrancesphotography all chipping in whenever help was needed. For a number of years we had about 800 pigs at any given point in time, a hundred cows a few horses, a pile of barn cats and the family pooch.
Both my sis and I learnt how to read as we bounced across fields and through the hills with my Mom in an old grain truck that we’d named Louie as she helped my dad with harvest.
I was driving an old John Deere tractor shortly after and preferred square baling to cultivating.
My mom is the inspiration for our name, she’d always tell folks “I’m a mother, a wife, a farmer.” Therefore by default that makes me the farmer’s son.
My family have always been my biggest cheer leaders & have always encouraged us to do more of whatever makes us happy.
While I’m not a farmer, I get the pride and joy that they had, and that my Dad stills get out of his farm. I’m bringing that pride, hard work and love for what I’m doing to Farmer’s Son Co.
A lot of love, care and hard work goes into each candle that I craft. 🔥
Tell me a few fun things about yourself! 👋🏻