Sunday, May 19, 2013

Big Table Farm – Barn Raising

Big Table Farm – Barn Raising

This is an invitation to you, our close friends and supporters, to participate in
a special project with us and
to be a part of our community as we take a big step for
us personally and for
big table farm.

fake_drawingsWe have decided it’s time to
WINERY for big table farm wines, right here on the farm. This will be a place where we can make the wine close at hand. We believe this will give us even more control over the quality of the wines, and will be an important step in building big table farm. We are daring to follow the dream.

As non-traditionalists, we are thinking outside of conventional financing to build this dream. We have put together a special package that we believe will bring you value and joy, as well as make you part of our FOUNDERS CIRCLE. Your participation will leave your names on the big table farm winery permanently, and make you a special part of the big table farm community.
THE OFFER – A six pack of 2012 Magnums which will include 5 of our vineyard designate Pinot Noirs. The 6th Magnum will be our “founders reserve”, one special barrel that Brian will choose from the entire 2012 vintage that we will bottle into magnums for this specific purpose. This magnum will have a label that, true to big table farm form, will feature a piece of my art - that will also be made into a limited edition letter press print. As many of you know, we have not sold any magnums in the past, bottling only a few magnums each year only for special causes.
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In addition to the wine and art, we will be throwing a big table farm feast – July 2014 -- big table style – for you, our founders, to celebrate the opening of the winery, and to thank all of you that have made this possible.

Your FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION of $1700 will build the WINERY

We are excited and a little nervous as we take this leap, but we believe in our hearts that this is the right next step and are excited to be able to open the doors to you all when we complete it.

Thank you for being part of our story, and we hope we get to count you in our circle of founders and raise a glass with you to celebrate.  


Clare and Brian

we have closed the founders circle offering we are thrilled to say we have over 80 founders who have helped us build the winery... Big Giant Thanks to all...

photo of table courtesy of our dear friend Jeremy Fenske -
(and historic photo courtesy of George Williams - drawings  of the winery site and design
by clare)

Monday, May 13, 2013

todays painting

if you've never seen the crimson clover you might not believe this color is real but it is!!

A weekend on the farm

We took the weekend off from wine tastings - to work in the garden and do things around the farm and it was DREAMY !! 

the garden is mostly in - 22 tomatoes,  garlic, onions, garlic, favas, corn, beets, flowers, beens, kale, lettuce, squash... the list goes on... we got a little spring rain last night too!! so nice ....

 a very pregnant Bella and her baby daisy from last year - on mothers day

Brian has been working on the old screen door that was in pieces when we bought this place and completely took it apart re-build it painted in and gave it new screening and hung it back up!! I love it - and him ; )  just what every farm house needs!! 

always good to have a glass of chardonnay while hanging a screen door... this was from a magnum from our wedding : ) pretty darn good for a 2005 ! 

happy spring...!

Friday, May 10, 2013

more bees

My good friend Laura and her husband caught and delivered another swarm to Big Table Farm tuesday morning .. Laura and I 'installed' them and they seem to be accepting there new home - 
this is that hive I blogged about back in February that I made a roof for and fixed up it was fun to get bees in it ... : ) crossing there fingers they stay. I saw pollen getting imported to the other hive I installed a few weeks ago so in the bee department things seem to be going well!

The dogs were quite fascinated by the bees late yesterday afternoon when they were especially active...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Why did Beethoven kill his chicken?


It kept saying ''Bach, Bach, Bach...''


If you would like to see more of my available chicken paintings (or others) they are up on - for more info on each piece including price you can click the little 'i' in the upper left corner.