Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Last Wednesday was the biggest party of the year at big table farm and it was truly magical!
It was the feast to thank our founders! It was yet another lesson in gratitude for me I was truly humbled by the group of amazing people that traveled to the farm to celebrate with us and by the amazing farmers and staff that made it happen - the planning that goes into a true farm to table feast of this size takes 1/2 a year or more. From the first bean seedlings to placing the rental order back in January every last detail was mapped out and dished up. We had some  scrambling getting the barn ready as the last thing we expected was the rain we got Tuesday and Wednesday morning. But HUGE thanks to Kim and Scott! Our very dear friends from napa - once again they step in at the last minute and save the day (It was some serious Déjà vu from our wedding when I seem to remember them doing the same thing... humm and the move to oregon ... kim and scott you always seem to just be there for us... thank you!!) also thanks to mike and connie for showing and schlepping for a couple hours when really you should have been in the spa...


The biggest thanks goes to Elaine and Jeremy for organizing every last detail - including these incredible photos!!! with out them it would not have happened... Thank you both we love you, you both are part of the fabric of big table farm!

Thanks also to our farmers Chris and Amy of Square Peg Farm and Charlotte of Champoeg Creamery

and Chefs David Padberg and Tim Wastell of Old Salt assisted by an amazing staff!!

Thanks to our founders!!  with out you we wold not have gotten this ship outta the dock - the winery is rolling and it's gonna be a busy august but we are planning on watching trucks roll up the driveway in September with grapes!!!

Charlie inspecting the table ...

He'd like a glass of chard! 

Chicken liver mouse from our chickens slaughtered two days before for the feast : ) 

the smoker hard at work...

 Big Table Farm home grown and cured Prosciutto from last years pigs : )

this is us looking goofy but we are looking at the rainbow! : ) 

mike and connie

our founders!

more of the ridiculously beautiful food! 

One of my favorite shots!!
 This is Scott of the infamous smoker! who helped us with his wife kim pull it out the day before the feast -- I love these guys!!

Our Friend Chris of Square Peg farm that grew all the veg for the feast! 

Chef Tim Wastell making art as usual!

Our Friend Amy of Square Peg farm that grew all the veg for the feast!

the sausages david and tim made ahead from big table beef and pork!

and the smoked chicken - a padberg/big table specialty!

our dear friend and chef David Padberg - thank you it was perfect !

the feast was complete with rainbow during dinner...

the beautiful photos above thanks to 

While all that was going on construction has contunied!! and the winery has a roof and walls!!!

goatio working on her punch list...

...and I got a tiny bit of hammock time - before I got back after it!!! 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

no words... my heart is spilling over with gratitude!!

Goatio had a BIG week!!! she was very busy!!

Thank you New Energy Works for the beautiful timber frame -