Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fork in road.

Welcome to the new blog of the Hepher family!

I have started this new site in order to let you know that, with much excitement up our sleeves, a new PLAN is afoot for our family.

After much milling and mulling about, some skulking and scheming over the last 6 months, we have decided to uproot our tent pegs here in Cranbrook and MOVE one hour east to the beautiful Mountain Neighbourhood of Fernie, BC.

We are calling it our Year of Adventure.

We want to attempt to live more creatively...more Letterpress and painting and biking for Mike, more sewing, songwriting, skiing for me. We want to see if we can live with more of this in our days and still make ends meet!
Artists don't always have to be poor do they?
That is the question we need to answer for ourselves.

We want to try a few new things, get out and be uncomfortable for bit, just to know we aren't competely set in our ways!
...nurture some growth-in our art, in our spirits, in our bodies
...hopefully connect with a few new peeps to expand our hearts and thoughts.
...scrape off the rust and see what lays beneath our comfortable old bones! we might surprise ourselves yet. i sure hope so!

Our Gypsy Caravan is due to leave in the early summer, and we have potential digs lined up for that time for the year. ..where you will be welcomed with openest arms! We suspect that we won't be completely out of the our Cranbrook house until August as we have a few renos to complete here before we go.
We will be looking at finding some fabulous tenants to rent our house...with its garage and beeeyootiful studio/guest cabin.... (know anyone?)

So-dear friends: consider this our uncorking of the bottle of our daily red, and asking you to sip along.

bottoms up!


ps. speaking of the daily red dosage: did I mention Fernie has a new cheese shop called "le Grand Fromage"...can't wait!..will report back!


  1. WHAT?!!!!! craziness. but yet so exciting for you!!! keep us informed with your plans. we hansens don't get to see you often these days, but we always think fondly on all our great memories. you will be missed.
    ps - we would love to visit sometime :)

    oh, and aaron is wondering about our wonderful annual surveyors tradition?! should we have a fun goodbye camping party?!!!

  2. happy for you! sad that we will miss you...
    is this all the outcome of the house-lift no go? i remember having that discussion in your kitchen.
    so, early summer - is that juneish? do you have a house lined up there?
    all very exciting eh?!

  3. Wow! I love adventure and I say go for it. Sounds like it's a one year trial... to come back, or maybe not?

    I visit Le Grand Fromage each time we are in Fernie (which is pretty frequent). I suggest the Mont Jacob, which is usually on hand as it is excellent and popular. And if you are feeling frisky... Delice de Bourgogne.

  4. I shall let Roland down gently. I LOVE Fernie! Love the pace, the lifestyle, Yamagoya's, The Curry Bowl, the people and the dogs. You guys are lucky, lucky, lucky!!!

  5. What an exciting adventure for your wee clan! (And what an exciting cheese shop to welcome you!) We Quimbys wish you the best of luck; agree that living creatively is the only way to go (and artists don't have to be poor!); and welcome the excuse to visit Fernie when we're back in the Koots!

  6. Sounds perfect!
    Enjoy the ride!

  7. What a surprise! But I totally agree with your philosophy. A change like this can be good for personal growth. New opportunities , new people , new scenery. Fernie is a nice town in a beautiful area wuith a lot of outdoorsy, artsy folks, and not that far. You'll only be 15 minutes farther from Mayook. You'll get less sunshine than Cranbrook, but on a sweltering Summer day, that can be a good thing.
    I helped you move into that house you're in, and would be happy to help you move into the new one.
    Mikey Z

  8. Yo Red Heads. Congratulations on the relocation plan. The very idea of living more creatively is simultaneously inspiring and daunting at the same time. I've only managed to live more warmly in the 18 months since we arrived in Vancouver - I have only been creative vicariously through the poor starving street and coffee shop musicians here in Lotus Land. It should probably be renamed Ferrari land. Hope to connect with you while you're closer to the steeper slopes of the Rockies.


  9. Holy sea turtles! You go away to Maui for one short week, and look what happens.

    When it's time, it's time. What a huge exciting wonderful family adventure!!! Can we play too?

    No cat?

    Hurray from Pops...

  10. YAY! Excited to have you guys here! I think you guys will fit in so well!