Friday, July 24, 2009

And just like that the tale began........

How to begin? Introductions and explanations - Hello. Black Ink Paperie is my tiny paper shop located on our cattle farm in rural Alberta. I am Beverly - owner and your hostess. I have overcame my crippling fear of the comma to be with you today. It's hot here today over 30 - everything is shimmering in the heat. The cows are bawling for water and shade. I hope they will decide, as a group, to head there soon. Here's the view from the veranda of the store. Dirt roads and cattle.

The shop - think paper goodness on a bun. The smells and sights in this place can be quite intoxicating. Paper, ink, rubber, buttons, ribbon are all combined to set you on your arse and make you realize how great life can be. It's brilliant, I kid you not. Here's a wee peek...

You can procure items through my etsy shop- soon. I hope to post things over the weekend. Bear with me - at this moment I have no idea how to post anything. This is indeed, as they say, my first rodeo. I'm sure I can figure it out-given enough diet pepsi.

Tomorrow is Farmer's Market day. I love Farmer's Market day. I adore all the people- especially the odd ones. Old farmers talk to me about the weather and the grasshoppers. Old ladies talk about their crafting speciality. The summer visitors with their curious tans and their big rings . The hum of all the voices, the oppressive heat in the curling arena, the smell of fresh produce and dust. It all makes for a great day. And in the summer it's my busiest day of the week !

That's all for now chicks. Time to make supper - BBQ burgers, salad, beans and chips (I knew you would want to know). Join me tomorrow for all the happenings and gossip from the Farmer's market.......

Cheers Bev


  1. Great start to your blog. I came home from the Farmer's market and hid from the scorching +30 heat and sat and cut out goodies for my card making. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Hello Bev, a new follower and friend to your blog, aka Nikki over at Mammy Needs Sleep I love the fact you live in rural countryside, as the same goes for me! I live in the beautiful countryside and love it! I look forward to getting to know you more.


    PS I'm on Twitter too @MammyNeedsSleep if you fancy tweeting

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