Friday, February 24, 2006

Who are these lovelies?

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We journeyed across the street to our dear neighbors, Joan the Poet and Ike the Coomunicator Loveridge-Sanbonmatu's house for a pre-Mardi Gras dinner with other friends. After an assortment of snacks we feasted on shrimp jambalaya over rice. Along with a "guest" surprise salad!

Ike told us that if we did not have our regular daily supply of white rice we would go into a terrible "rice depression" that is afflicting people all over the USA! Maybe that is why I have been acting "funny" all these years; more rice, less pasta, please!!

Dessert was Joan's special and favorite Lemon Lulu Cake. Wow, what a treat!

Joan and Ike were in town to do a reading-sermon at the Unitarian Church in Rutland as a prelude to their national tour of their new book recoounting Ike's experiences as a young Japanese-American forced into an internment camp during WWII. With all the present abuses going on during this "War on Terror" their book about how the US government created shameful situations in the name of liberty are well worth remembering. I hope we can get them to do a reading here in Poultney.

Stay tuned for more exciting news and interesting information from our local East Poultney authors.

PS: who else was at the dinner? Answer and win a prize!

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Heading to the slopes for a second day of skiing, we made sure that the Dears were well furnished with the "fuel" needed to get up and down the slopes with enough energy.

Our breakfast today constited of:
Baked French Toast with apples and craisins
Spanish Tortilla
Honeydew melon
Karen's Dee-lish-ush Morning Glory Muffins
Juice, Coffee and Tea

Good luck on your day of skiing!

It was great to have them stay and visit with us.
Come back again!

Who are these lovely guests? Hint: they are from Branford. He is the duly appointed Chairman of the Branford Charter Revision Commission and she is the lovely, recently retired teacher from the Branford Intermdediate School, Walsh Intermediate.

They spent the day touring our beautiful, snowy Slate Valley and Middlebury. Later they dined at the fabulous Red Brick Grill in downtown Poultney.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Today's guest are Charlie and Pam Dear, Phillip, Adam and Meaghen.

They had a nice breafast before going up to Pico for a day of skiing. Luckily, it snowed today! YEAH!

The menu was:
Scrambled and Poached Egs
Hazlenut, Flax Pancakes with Maple Syrup
Vermont Sausages
Karen's Muffins
Coffee & Tea

A good start to the day's slope work!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Karen is anxiously working to finish renovating the downstairs half bathroom. So far, here is how things are going.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Here’s what some of our guests have said about the Birdhouse Inn B&B:

“You’re both the perfect host/hostess serving the best breakfasts. Comfortable beds & wonderful shower.”
J&LB, Branford, CT

“Thank you very much for giving us shelter at your peaceful home. We had a very rich time meeting friends.”
LP, Sri Lanka

“We had such a wonderful stay. The breakfasts were excellent!”
J&VS, Olympia, WA

“This was such a perfect weekend get away. Everything was perfect 100%, A+. We look forward to a repeat weekend.”
S&MG, New Haven, CT

“Many thanks for your great hospitality!! We enjoyed your warmth and gracious wonderful manor…we’ll see you soon,”
J&TM, New Haven, CT

“We had a most delightful four night stay at the Birdhouse. Your accommodations and location are just perfect! But all that said your graciousness, friendliness and hospitality have exceeded all.”
J&GP, Redding, CT

This caclulus teacher stayed with us. Besides going to the ice fishing derby, we explored some nice trails in East Poultney.

Today's breakfast consisted of Karen's Fresh Made Granola, srcambled eggs and ham, roasted potatoes, tomato juice and coffee.

Who is this famous man?

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Scenes from the Lake Bomoseen fishing derby.

Which fish is your favorite?

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Who's walking on Lake Bomoseen?

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Who's 91st birthday is it?

Liz and Byrne stayed with us last night because Byrne's family in Manchester had no power yet! From the seacost of New Hampshire, Liz and Byrne, who are both computer software writers, were here to visit family in nearby Hampton, New York to celebrate Byrne's father's 91st birthday. Happy Birthday!

Joining them was Mr. O, the fabulous Rob Orcuich, our friend and teacher, from HSC in New Haven.

Our breakfast this morning was:

Homemade hazlenut and flax pancakes
Scrambled Eggs
Fresh pineapple with tropical fruits
Cranberry scones
Tomato juice
Coffee and tea
The power was out in Saratoga Springs, New York...the dancers could not find suitable accommodations! Peg Hall and her friend Lois, accomplished dancers extraordinaire, came to the Birdhouse Inn where we had electricity and bathrooms in 100% working order.

The storm of Friday brought down lots of trees across power lines knocking out at least 22,000 Vermont homes plus many others in New York state. There was recorded 143 mph winds at Stratton Mountain, so you can see why ther may have been some dificulties with power. A tree fell in the front yard of Marsh's neighbors, killing the telephone connections for a couple fo days. In Poultney we were spared massive power outages, luckily.

Peg and Lois enjoyed their stay with us and we with them! Peg had to have a working bathroom and Saratoga could not provide the proper facilities in light of their power failures. What were the 6,000 dancers who came to Saratoga going to do? With Friday's dances cancelled and a limited number of venues available for the dancers on Saturday, Peg and Lois decided to head over to Greenfield, Mass. later to see some sights and visit a friend. They are disappointed that the Big Show is not happening, but will find joys in other things. Next year???

For breakfast we made:

Poached eggs with shitake mushrooms and cheese
Pancakes with maple syrup
Coffee cake muffins
Orange juice

No Coffee or tea!

Go luck in their travels!