Episode VII: Silverware, You Are

    Pipe smokers tend to be easy going, but like anyone else, tend to be stubborn at times about asking for directions. When they decide to stop following the force and seek some guidance, the role of little green Jedi is one I find myself eager to perform. One particular fork in the road […]

Introducing …….

We have a bunch of talented people that work at P&C and one of our photographers wanted to experiment a little with a few pipes.  His name is Joe and he does outstanding work. He also comes through for us whenever we need something done in a pinch, so when Joe asked me to get […]

The Little Brand That Could

Almost ten years ago, I was asked to make some blends for our pipe club to try. The feedback was so positive that we put them in jars and began to sell them in the store. They sold so well that we put them on the website, and Hearth & Home was born. The original […]

Secret Blend

I am not sure if I should really post this today, but I have to let you know about a new tobacco that Russ is working on. It is a very top secret project so I cannot give a lot of details. Let’s just say Russ has hit another homerun.  The blend was made for […]

Our Tobacco Year in Review and Looking to the Future of Tobacco

Like many people, I have my grumble period. You know the feeling- you just have one of those days where everything goes wrong and you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop, so you go around with your head down, grumbling to yourself. Of course, grumbling, whining and moaning is a waste of time. I’m […]

Enthusiasm builds for new pipe tobacco Magnum Opus

I started smoking a pipe in late 1975, and I went through my “phases” pretty quickly. I went with a red pot “The Pipe”, which was really more like a billiard ball than a pipe, and two pouches of Borkum Riff (it was a package deal). Because Dad was a pipe smoker as well, he […]