Wednesday, February 25, 2009

pork and wine not a lot better than that!!!

Big Table Farm is honored to be invited to Cochon555

We will be pouring our laughing pig rose at this super fabulous event and I as a pig grower and winery owner (wow that's weird to type!) have been invited to be one of the judges - I cant' wait it looks like it will be a great time and I can't wait to pull up my chair! If you are in portland do come and enjoy! (click the link below for more info and tickets!)

“Five Chefs, Five Pigs, Five Winemakers”
March 1st, 2009 - 5pm

A group of five Portland chefs will each prepare a heritage breed hog from head to toe for this friendly competition. Guests and professional judges will determine a winner based on creativity, classic preparation and overall best flavor. The winner will be crowned the “Prince of Porc”. In addition, five selected winemakers will showcase their wines. Amuse Cochon is a tribute to heritage and heirloom breeds, chefs and winemakers.

Blog For Food

we can all do a little!! So Big Table Farm will be making a food drop at Vino tomorrow and if you are in Portland I'd encourage you to do so too and heck buy a bottle of wine for yourself while you are there as a treat!

There is an amazing campaign called Blog for Food, and there's one week left to go.

In addition, several bloggers have volunteered their businesses for food drop-offs:
  • Saraveza, 1004 N Killingsworth
  • Vino, 1226 SE Lexington in Sellwood
  • Gilt Club, 306 NW Broadway downtown
The amount isn't important - almost anyone can afford to donate $5 or a can of something - but it is important to help your neighbors who can't afford food for their families. Click here to donate and, when you make your donation, please remember to enter "blog for food" in the tribute section on the donation page so that it counts towards our campaign. Thanks in advance for doing your part!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

While I was away playing with horses!!

So I went off the Wa this past weekend for a plowing competition and had an amazing time with Sarah and Duane (thanks guys!!) I learned tons of course but also just had a blast being around all the wacky horse folks and their beautiful animals! maybe next year hummer and huston will be workign that ground too!! : )

So while I was off playing brian was getting some amazing work done !! - he finished milling the posts needed for fix our barn from downed trees in our woods! he also bought a new chain saw to make life a little easier on himself. He used a tool called an alaskin mill which is bars that make a chain saw into a portabel saw mill so you can mill lumber from trees on site! very cool stuff - nice work brian : )

dinner at BFT last week !

Sabering champagne - leg of goat - fireworks - brian's bread - great wine! a good night : )

rock band returns for anther dose of BTF

Diego's Umbrella came back to the farm for an overnight check out there great music!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

cow shed!

The final mobile shed is complete! Brian is a rock star he finished the cow shed a few weeks ago and now all our animals are being moved in a rotational grazing system with their sheds/water and food all traveling with them!!

note the water collection off the roof - that Brian he's good! : )


here is a re-cap of all the other animals sheds!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

check it out

I am gonna be on the morning show on which is the sonoma local radio show : ) tomorrow with Blaine Transue and Ken Brown - should be fun not exactly sure of the time yet I think around 9am - they have a live feed if you want to hear me be nervous - ok I'm out as I'm blogging from my car out side a closed coffee shop in St. Helena - CA - and my laptop is running outta juice!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

one more for the sonoma show

Hi all - if your a bay area person and you can make it to Sonoma Thursday evening I'll enjoy seeing you at the artist reception hosted by sonoma enoteca - see info below! here's one more painting I'll be bringing with me : ) for a preview of some of the newer paintings in the show visit my web site - cheers!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Coming to Napa

I'm traveling to Ca for a quick trip next week - Enoteca in Sonoma who are currently showing about 30 of my paintings will be having an artist reception 5:00 till 6:30. February 12th - I'd love to see you there!

Sonoma Enoteca invites you to an artist reception for Clare Carver

Painter Clare Carver recently re-located with her husband Brian from Napa to Oergon’s Willamette Valley, and now lives on a 110 year-old homestead in Gaston, close to Portland. Clare continues to paint rural scenes on her new home Big Table Farm, and the surrounding area She is enjoying life in the country and the opportunity to create her art. "I paint what I'm around,” Carver said. "I love landscapes and plein air painting so this location is perfect! It's peaceful and a great environment for working."

Artist Reception

5:00 till 6:30. February 12th Thursday

Come taste wine and meet the artist at Sonoma-Enoteca

35 East Napa Street Sonoma, CA. 95476 - Phone:707.935.1200