Howdy, we are Clint & Roxy
We live in Wisdom, a community of 100 people in the Big Hole Valley in Southwest Montana. We like to joke that Wisdom's motto should be 70 Miles from Anywhere!
We have access on all sides to gorgeous mountain ranges, national forest, lakes, creeks (pronounced "cricks") and of course the Big Hole River itself runs just outside of town. We're based out of our 900 square foot house, built in 1900.
There's our house in the foreground, on the righthand side of the street. This photo was taken from the roof of the old school.
We met nearly 20 years ago in a recording studio. We were both session musicians on an album of Buddhist rounds for children (long story).
A few years later we decided to team up and started a new band. We did the bar scene, swore off ever playing New Year's Eve again, and got paid bupkes. Then we got on with a national touring bowling tournament, as the souvenir video and photo managers. We lived in Knoxville, TN and Reno, NV before returning to Montana in 2007.
Clint retired due to illness in 2009, and Roxy started work as an industrial seamstress that same year. It was shortly after that, that we became full time makers. We have been selling online since 2008.
Running a small handcrafted business wasn't our only challenge. We soon discovered that living in a remote area with very long winters presented its own set of obstacles. Step by step, we learned how to build a pantry, how to do the laundry old style, and how to grow food crops with limited space and a short growing season. It is our hope that sharing what we've learned can help other people to live more simple, fulfilling lives.
We love what we do. We love where we live. Every day is an exciting new adventure, and we can't wait to see what the future brings.
MEET OUR TEAM
Roxy has been an industrial seamstress since 2009. She worked on the tents featured in the recent "Lone Ranger" film while on staff as lead seamstress at Reliable Tent & Tipi. She worked as the edger at Red Oxx Mfg, adding bags and other accessories to her repertoire. Her tool rolls have been featured on the ABC show "Forever", and she has made custom pieces for Huckberry, Furls Crochet, ToxicNatos and Spark Worldwide.
Kim has worked with Roxy since 2010. She has also worked for Reliable Tent & Tipi and Red Oxx Mfg. Kim is our go-to girl for sturdy and beautiful totes. She also helps Roxy build up stock for the busy holiday season. We've been so happy to share her quality work with our customers since 2015.