Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Art Show!

The Art opening Carlton Tasting Room was a nice event - thank you to all that came!

I've posted the show on my new and improved web site


(the site is still a work in progress of course)

a nice visit

My brothers (and now our) Friends Jacob and Sharon came by for a couple days "rest" from biking from Seattle to California - see thier blog - they took it upon them selves to work like dogs when they where here and I wasn't complaining one bit - they tore out a big old section of an old fence I've wanted gone for a long time - it was quite the project as it was more like three fences on top of one another and then covered in junk and brambles - They then helped me to move the horse fence to a new pasture which made the boys very happy as they where over due! The next day they picked berries for my freezer and generally pitched in.. I was pretty blown away they kept insisting they where having fun... ok! good with me : ) ... so Thanks guys it was wonderful to see you and hang out - keep the rubber side down...

This is there dog Bruno (who is riding in the burly trailer on the trip!) - Jacob took this picture in the morning I had slept there all night in total bliss with two very snuggly dogs : ) _ Clementine and I both miss Bruno...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Big Table Farm Official web site!!

The Big Table Farm web site is now up and running - thanks to those of you who have gone on and checked it out -I encourage all you blog readers to take a look at our site I'd love your feedback!

Our wine is now officially released and for sale - So check that out while you are visiting!!

If you'd like to be on our snail mail and or e-mail mailing list please send me an e-mail with your info!!

Thanks for being part of our adventure! Cheers!



Tuesday, September 16, 2008

you know how dogs give you THAT look?

Guess what horses do it too!!

"poor us... look over here stare into our hungry poor starving eyes and walk up to the barn and


Monday, September 15, 2008

very horsey weekend

Brian was out of town this weekend and I got LOTS of horse time : )

Hung out with Duane on Sat - and some of his kids (this is Tucker he's a love)

... Duane helped me to get hummers tack all sorted and now I've started driving hummer more now that I know it all fits him right and we've got the right bit : ) ... We had him pulling a log last week!! which was very fun.. thanks Duane !

I've also been riding hummer lots too this photo is Hummer and Clementine and I enjoying a little walk : ) now that's a good view!

- I feel very lucky to have these two fabulous horses - I been working lots with Huston and his training is comming along great... he's now sporting a saddle a a bridle and being ground driven !! he's taking it all in stride and being just great...

I'm having visions of plowing with my OWN horses dancing in my head : )

Why I'm just like a chick going to her office job

So I've lived in my share of big cities and I LOVED it! the energy and constant buzz and people all "out" doing there thing... you step out your door and your "in the mix" - this morning I mused that doing my chores is just like going to your local cafe for the daily grind.

I put on my work cloths make sure I've got on just the right mix for the weather and the job at hand - I put my knife on my belt which I'd say is just like a putting your lipstick in your purse. Then out I go... there is the usually that young chick who always say's hi on the sidewalk she's nice and friendly and things are "cool" - if I'm not in a hurry I'll say hi wish her a nice morning. Sometimes there is a bustle of something out in the street a little commotion between a cop and some drunk guy still out from last night - it's all good just a little morning tussle between the horses. I head over to the the door of the coffee shop, aka the grain shed, and step in it's warm, familiar and smells good. I grab my bucket, sidle up and get 'er filled up - Andy the guy at the counter is there every morning purring at me so I throw him a tip - he's always grateful and friendly- then I go off on my way as I pass by all the familiar faces I see every morning, some greet me, some just want something and some are to busy being "animals" to really give a shit. There's usually some peace in this daily habit the rhythm of always starting your day the same way but still having some unexpected things waiting out side your door when you go out for your morning grind.. so now I'm at my office job the ding of an e-mail just came in and it's time to stop goofing off and get to work ...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

someday I'll get there

My Friend Matt sent me this - ahh the dream..

cool letter press video

I loved this video that Elizabeth Merriman just sent me...

I'm so glad we used letter press for our Big Table Farm Syrah Lable it's looks so great ... : )

Pretty Picture and Palin's Passport

Sarah Palin Got her passport in 2007 - humm last year - McCain may die while in office - and then we get Palin a woman who just stepped foot out of her own country a year ago for political reasons...

I can't get past this - I have traveled because I'm curious about humanity and this place we ALL call home. In my opinion nothing teaches you more about human kind and your self then traveling period.

I live on a secluded farm way down a gravel road but I got here by way of travel to 24 countries and 6 of the 7 continents. If not for this travel I would lack perspective in my life and have little understanding for any other way to do things.

I just can't imagine anyone being able to lead our country in this global world who knows nothing out side of her small town in Alaska. (not that I would have considered her any way given her running mate - but please)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Summer ain't over baby!

Had a really super Labor Day weekend - managed to see Willie Nelson LIVE with Brian at the state fair - which was super fun now that guy is amazing!

- we where there to see Duane strut his stuff with his shires and boy did they look gorgeous!! and he managed to be in ribbons for every class : ) nice work Duane - and crew!

as far as my garden in concerned summer is still in full swing... it's much better this year than last :) use of my arms helps!! I'm also finally learning a little more in regards to an Oregon garden ...

Also made some home made mozzarella to go with all those tomatoes and basil - yum!! it's amazing how much milk it's takes to make cheese! the cheese in the photo below used 1 gallon -

chicken joke

A salesman is talking to a farmer when he looks over and sees a rooster wearing pants, a shirt, and suspenders. He asks, "What on earth is that all about?"

The farmer says, "We had a fire in the chicken coop two months ago and all his feathers got singed off, so the wife made him some clothes to keep him warm."

"Okay, but that was two months ago. Why does he still wear them?"

The farmer replied, "There ain't nothing funnier than watching him try to hold down a hen with one foot and get his pants down with the other."