I thought I’d do a catch up blog, since it’s been a busy couple of months …. There has been lots of comings and goings of wwoofers (willing workers on organic farms), and we just said farewell to the last one, Karen from Estonia. She was an absolute delight to have here and we were very sad to see her go!
It feels very sad to put the garden to rest for the winter, all that promise of growth from seeds, such an amazing feeling when the planting begins! I was particularly disappointed in my tomato yield, lots of wonderful and lush and bushy plants, and loads of big tomatoes, but with the soggy summer we had, hardly any of them ripened….I’ve got lots of green tomatoes sitting on window ledges trying to ripen them……this is a shot of some of the one’s I didn’t keep, they did this weird splitting thing!
Karen also had fun in the studio….I showed her how to throw and she did pretty good….her main comment at the end of the hour she spent there was that she felt stiff and sore and had a huge respect now for what we potters do…..
We had a farewell party for Richard a couple of weeks ago….he was with us for over 4 months and mornings are not the same…..he was always up earlier than me and so the coffee was always brewing when I headed to the kitchen!
And finally, in the studio…things have been busy and we’ve had a successful season, even better than last year, mainly due to being on the Artists Map of Cape Breton and the sign we put up at the bottom of the road…..now it is time to get product ready for the Christmas season. I started a couple of days ago with some slab work….I love these new wooden stamps I have, the patterns and textures are just wonderful.
So that’s about it for now! Our showroom will be open by appointment after the 15th October, but please feel free to call us 902 295 2726 to see if we are here – cos we probably are!