Saturday, June 27, 2009

It's Not As Rainy As You Might Think

The weather sites are predicting rain for the rest of the week, but it's not as rainy as you might think. Mostly it has just been a couple of sprinkles during the day and then totally sunny and beautiful. Then the real rain happens at night leaving everything nice and refreshed in the morning. This makes it perfect weather for a walk around the grounds of the inn to check out all the flowers!

This is the Dalmatian Foxglove. Not quite as spotted as Hudson, our dog, but probably has a better scent! ;-)

We have wonderful patch of wild strawberries that is doing particular great this year. I have been using them as a little accent on top of the peppermint brownie pie that I make for dessert.

A fabulous workshop on painting expressive portraits with Paul Leveille, a master portrait artist from Connecticut, just finished here at Greenville Arms, home of the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Rain, Rain Means Green, Green in Greenville

We are finally get a bit of rain at the Greenville Arms 1889 Inn. I love the rain, especially if I just planted something new!

The gardens are coming a long nicely and our gardener and I are keeping the weeds at bay. Here is little photo tour of the new garden growth.

Ok, so I like Lamb's Ear and have some in practically every area of the gardens. It is just so soft and I love the tiny lavender flowers. Of course, the other reason I like is because the deer don't!

Today was perfect weather-wise. In the 70's, a nice breeze, and the sun peeking through the clouds. Mark and I enjoyed our espresso and latte beverages up on the second floor porch in the main inn. Just marvelous - to feel the gentle breeze and see the maple tree leaves waving.

It was such a nice day that we so took the dogs, Hudson and Bree, out to the back for a nice run around lawns in the "back 40". Hudson loves to fetch and Bree loves to fetch Hudson.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

World Wide Knit In Public Day - June 13th

Did you know that it is World Wide Knit In Public Day on June 13th this year? I just heard about it myself through Twitter, but being a knitting fiend myself, I jumped on the bandwagon or yarn-wagon as the case may be!

I know this is short notice but I plan to spend the day on the front porch of the Greenville Arms 1889 Inn knitting and I invite one and all to join me in this fiber-love fest. I'll be knitting from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

I've got my projects ready to go!

I'll provide the coffee, tea, and cookies - you bring your knitting!

As a special deal, just for those participating in this event, all room rates for Saturday night will be half price! So the knitting frenzy doesn't have to end at 6:00pm!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Cheers to the Beers

We have quite an extensive wine and beer (and now cider) menu at the inn - over 100 items. And now for the even better news - I've reduced the prices on just about all of the items on the menu! Cheers!

We just added a couple of new items to our wine and beer menu for this year. We now have a couple of the award winning beers from the North Coast Brewing Company in Fort Bragg, California - Red Seal Ale and Blue Star wheat beer. I use to frequent the north coast in the Fort Bragg/Mendocino area and remembered this brewery fondly, so I'm happy to now have some of their beers on our menu.

Also added to the menu is Woodchuck Draft Cider from Vermont. We currently have the Granny Smith version and will soon be adding the Amber cider. You may not know it but our parent company is called Woodchuck Ventures, Inc., so when I found a product called woodchuck, I just had to check it out. I found six pack at a store in Albany and brought it home for testing! Well, it definitely passed the test. Delicious and refreshing - and has a cute woodchuck on the label!

So next time your visiting, ask for a cold one on your tab and take a meander down our woodland path just to enjoy the day!