Sunday, May 09, 2010

Big Doings at Big Table



I can't think of a better way to celebrate Mother's Day and the onset of spring than to welcome Haley's new calf Ronnie. Born on my friend Clare's farm in Gaston, both mother and calf are doing well and frolicking in the field, and you'll find updates on their progress (and the birth of at least one other calf) on Clare's blog.

If you want an up-close and personal view of what it's like to live day to day on a working farm with its attendant joys, frustrations and sorrows, then I encourage you to check it out. She's not one to mince words or gloss over the messier bits, and reading it is a peek into a life lived according to strongly-held principles and a whole lot of joy.

Clare and Brian, farmers of pigs, cows, goats, chickens and vegetables, also have separate careers. Hers include graphic designer, illustrator and painter. His is as a winemaker (and he's an amazing cook as well). And they have jointly released their newest vintage of Big Table Farm 2007 Syrah from the White Hawk Vineyard and their 2009 Laughing Pig Rosé. Both will be available in limited quantities from local wine retailers and at select area restaurants, and there's a form on their website to order your own.

6 comments:

seh said...

That's great! Soooo cute!!!!

kab said...

So cool that they got the video…makes me get all weepy!

Norma said...

I love the way Hayley calmly continues to eat, while giving birth. We human moms need to learn her secret!

kab said...

It's really interesting that she doesn't seem to be in much discomfort. Wonder if that's typical for cows?

Clare Carver said...

Oh my I just saw this you are sooo sweet thanks for all your support! Big hugs - Clare

kab said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful part of your lives, my dear. We all benefit!