Monday, January 16, 2012

Not to be missed art, food, wine and truffles !!

I'll be having an art opening with all the new paintings I've been posting of late and a few more... The art opening is Friday Jan 27th at the The Hilton Eugene as part of the opening reception of the Oregon Truffle Festival !

If you would like to attend the festival there are still a few tickets left for the weekend experiences and immerse you self in food, wine and truffles for a weekend!

Big Table Farm will be partnering up with Chef/Owner Jason French of ned lud and pairing our wines with this special lunch on Saturday! check out this menu people!

truffled white bean purée, flat bread crackers
celery root, truffled remoulade, hazelnuts
truffle roasted hen legs, braised and charred leeks, jus
vanilla and truffle panna cotta, marsala syrup

(hazelnuts from our old vine pinot)

Lots of snow at the farm today!

They are snug in the barn now : )

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New year!!

Hi All I've been way behind the 8-ball with posting I'm sorry I'll get that camera in my pocket again and get you some nice farm photos and more news of what's going on at big table! - I've been catching up big time on all kind of things. Brian and I had a VERY quiet holiday which was sooo welcome - 2011 was a good year looking back but whew it was full... here's snap shot ...

I've also been in the studio here's a new painting just finished tonight the photo could be better it's a bigger painting on canvas and is for a show I'm doing in a few short weeks as part of the Oregon Truffle Festival - I'm the featured artist - Which is VERY nice : ) thanks OTF!!

In Farm news my niece Eliza is visiting which has been lovely she's been working on her art and helping around the farm as well.

And just when I was running low on chicken food - we received a wonderful farm gift from our friends at Ayers Creek of about 700lbs of organic squash which are being enjoyed by the chickens and some as a treat for the cows!! yup who knew?! cows LOVE squash...

(just some of the loot)

and thanks to a very dry winter to date - the boys are still working there way around the lower pasture.. which normally this time of year is far too wet for use - it's quite a luxury to not have to slog up that hill quite yet .... So all in all things are rolling along - I'll be posting more info on the truffle festival in a few days I'm just getting my web site up to date with all the new paintings and then will be doing an official show announcement : ) - in the mean time hope you day hold some peaceful moments - cheers! Clare

I leave you with a photo of curley the bull who had his sex-cation at big table farm this summer/fall - we are crossing our fingers that he got all four girls knocked up for the up coming spring calving season... : ) which will bring our heard up to 12 bovine!!