Thursday, September 30, 2010

Painting fool!

Come on out to my studio the next two weekends for art harvest! here are some of my latest paintings!! I'll showing about 30 paintings!!

art harvest studio tour!!!

Two weekends of art in Yamhill county - it's really a great event - I'll be showing current work and welcoming you to come out to the farm and my studio and see my work.

2010 Tour Dates
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10

back by popular demand there are gonna be lots of chicken paintings -- I'm really happy with this batch of girls!!!

I'm going to try to get my dang web site up to date in the next day or so with all the work I will be showing... .. I'd just rather paint that work on my web site... ; ) all the paintings are on this little slide show on the right >> over there under the photo of the table...

Monday, September 20, 2010

more great reviews!!!

Big Thanks to Wine and Spirits Magazine!

94 Points and Best Buy - Big Table Farm Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Ex-Napans Brian Marcy and Clare Carver draw this elegant pinot noir from Johan Vineyard near McMinnville. At the outset, the wine has an appealing scent of strawberry jam, an aroma that becomes more ethereal and lifted with air. The texture is weightless, the flavors bright and limpid, with just the finest dusting of caramel oak and red cherry. A modest earth note keeps the wine grounded. For plank roasted salmon.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

RIP Edward

Our Lama Edward had a severe stroke and died this evening He will be missed on the farm - he brought so much pleasure to all ages! love to you edward

el gallo

3 foot square painting

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

art harvest studio tour

In a few short weeks I'll be participating in the art harvest studio tour - two weekends of art in Yamhill county - it's really a great event - I'll be showing current work and welcoming you to come out to the farm and my studio and see my work.

here's a super nice interview of me and another artist done by mike and liz santone both artists as well - thanks guys!

2010 Tour Dates
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10

Thursday, September 9, 2010

BIG thanks to Northwest Palate and Katheleen Bauer

Kathleen wrote a super nice story on Big Table Farm and Northwest palate published it along with some VERY nice wine reviews!! - Check out Kathleens blog it's - portland foodie heaven and pick up a copy of NW palate ...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

it's not all pretty pictures of farm animals

Sometimes yes there are 'crappy' projects with very little blog glamor.. so just in case you started to think I only post happy pretty stuff.... we have been very busy the last few weeks digging a new septic system.

We rented 'digger' and a lazer level and bought a tank, dropboxes, lines etc etc... we have plotted out, drawn up, secured permits and approvals .... and we are still married!!... Our old system was fine but to do the wine tastings, dinners etc here at the farm the county has asked us to install a brand new bigger, better, faster one.. ok maybe not faster... anywhooo I had no idea the amount of work and rental eqipment necessary.. but we seem to be making major progress despite some bumps in the road with old clay tile and hillside and other issues... we've saved our selves many thousands of dollars and have more usless knowledge ok maybe not totally usless I liked learning to drive the 'digger'...

brian got the hole prepped - and michelle helped him do some finishing work on her visit friday... and then monday we got our tank!

The plan was to dig the lines over the weekend but sadly we hit old drain tile and needed the county to come back out... so we reassiged ourselves to another project to make best use the equipment we where renting... so we dug a bunch of drainage around the barn and garden to help mitigate some of the huge amount of water that comes off our hillside and tends to give us was more water that we want in the wet months...

whew -- still a bunch to do but all good infrastructure work that I know will pay off long term!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

just a few cases left

Almost gone ... if you like rose we just picked up the last few cases of Laughing Pig Rose from the winery and put them in the wine cellar here at the farm -- come and get it before it's all gone... and pet a pig while your at it...

ps - I'll also deliver to your door if you live in Portland and you'd like 6 bottles or more (1 case per customer)!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

BIG Thanks to Oregon Wine Press

There is a really nice article featuring Big Table Farm - with our wine and eggs on the cover - here's a snip it and this is the link to some the beautiful photos and the full article!

"The most sublime Pinot Noir to grace your glass may be one of the hottest topics of conversation at the International Pinot Noir Celebration held every July since 1987 in McMinnville. But also swirling around the Riedels this year were the cast of characters at one wine country luncheon that had guests all aflutter.

Brian Marcy and Clare Carver of Big Table Farm hosted attendees for a noontime affair that began with a blending seminar set in a charming barn, hay bales stacked high. Orchestrated clucks chattered from the nearby hen house. As if on cue, a gregarious rooster would cock-a-doodle-doo. One free ranging chicken burrowing in the towering hay, tail feathers out, provided a photogenic distraction as many wine lovers aimed digital devices at the iconic farm animal hoping to capture this slice of Americana." - Kerry Newberry

The Story was written by - Kerry Newberry

The beautiful photos are by Andrea Johnson

THANK YOU OREGON WINE PRESS!! cheers - Clare and Brian