4th of July Sale at Pearlridge!

Happy Birthday America! We’ll be at our usual spot outside of See’s Candies in Pearlridge this weekend.

I suppose the point of these blog thingies is to let you all know what we’re thinking, so here goes: I was prepping for the show this morning bleeding from some scratch or other – exhausted as usual – and was reflecting on the largest pot making week i’ve ever done in my life: nearly 2 tons of concrete in one week, all by hand and all alone. In the last batch i made some of the most technically excellent pots to date and was on something of a work high.

I’m off it now in a big way. I’ve made enough pots for another 2-3 sales and i’m not sure i will ever visit my workbench again. The business of making, storing, moving and selling these things has been a blessing but it takes an enormous physical and psychic toll. One i’m not sure i can keep up in my feeble old age. I don’t want to become one of those sad old men, ‘doing stuff’ to pretend to still matter. Perhaps its best to exit the stage while my best – and best cared for – work is in play. I haven’t decided but I’m so very tired…

A heartfelt thank you to all of you. In 15 years we’ve never had an angry customer and it’s been all smiles and warm fuzzy memories. I feel blessed to be able to write that. Keep those plants happy, they’re my epitaph.


Father’s Day Sale at Pearlridge!

A humble thank-you to all our customers and supporters who visited us at our Pearlridge location today! It’s always great to see all of you and chat about our favorite subject: plants! After all these years its still hard to believe that we get to work with all of you and actually make a living out of it. Without all of you that wouldn’t be possible so… THANK YOU!

We’re getting up early tomorrow to stuff both of our cars with as many plants as we can to restock our tables for everyone. See you there! (and goodnight!) 🙂

Pre Live Blog Test

So I’m writing this before the site goes live. I really don’t know what I’m doing with this but I had to try because many of our customers have asked for an update so in true Happy Koi fashion we’re trying (desperately and horribly unskillfully) to provide. Sorry, we’re just simple farmers not coders.