The view from Clean Slate Farm complete with rainbow.


Since our wedding day Joanne and I knew this was what we wanted. A little space for dogs, cats, maybe a horse, a garden, and most of all us. It took a long time to get our lives in order and make the break but we finally did it. Thus Clean Slate Farm. It’s not really a farm as you know it, we wouldn’t want to offend our true farming neighbors, but it’s close enough for us.

We’ll be posting about gardening, farm fix-ups, cooking and baking, the animals, memories, and odd bits of stuff that happens around the mini-farm.

Dave trained as a chef at the Culinary Institute of America, graduating in 2004. I now manage restaurants for a living and cook when ever I get the chance. Pastry and baking is my true culinary love.

Joanne is the best creative director I have ever seen. After closing our ad agency in 2000 she has held a variety of executive positions. Currently she is the Director for the Syracuse University/Whitman School of Management W.I.S.E. (Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) program helping women create and operate their own business.

We shoot all the photos and video ourselves, both good and bad. We write and edit the posts as well.

Photos are taken with a Nikon D70s camera with a 18-200mm lens or iPhones. Video is taken with an iPhone 6s. We edit photos in Pixelmator and edit video in Final Cut Pro X. We shoot using almost all natural light.

When it comes to imbibing a good wine goes a long way. The official gin of Clean Slate Farm is Hendricks, which is really good stuff albeit pricey. Beer? That would be Newcastle Brown Ale, or on hot summer days Corona with limes.

Thanks for visiting.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Ghandi


This little link is for others to find us at Clean Slate Farm.