Open for Business!

Yes, the sign is up and we are open for business.  Should be a good crop again this year, and prices are low.

So come on down or up and start weeding ūüėČ

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Looks a mess but is really quite pretty and cottage-garden-ish in real life ūüėČ

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I cannot keep the Oregano at bay. Thank goodness the chickens like munching on it

Cancellation at the Wayfarer?!

Yup, I cannot believe it but I’ve had a cancellation for a sweet cottage. Read on…

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cottage 5

cottage 5

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Cancellation due to financial hardship: The recent cancellation for cottage 5, the Chickadee, has gotten bigger yet.
So now, if anyone is interested, it can be had from July 5th until the morning of the 10th.

Anyone who is interested, I will make a deal so that this guest does not have to pay for the rental. I will take $ 10 off per night, if you take at least 4 nights.

http://wayfarerlodgings.com/PHOTO_cottage5.htm

Sorry to use this forum to drum up business. I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t important.

Now back to your scheduled program ūüėČ

Lilacs and other smelly Things

Working in the Hummingbird (cottage 6) yesterday, I was enveloped by the scent of the lilac blossoms.  Heavenly.

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Apple blossoms – the most delicate of scents

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This is one huge apple tree

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Wayfarer front lawn

Wayfarer front lawn

Wayfarer Lodging

Wayfarer Lodging

The view from The Hummingbird

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cottage 6 –
The Hummingbird

I work here!!

She’s back!

Now don’t think that I forgot all about you. I haven’t.
But I have been busy doing nothing.
Well, not nothing. I have been brainstorming with myself about what to
tackle first in the cottages as soon as the snow is on its way out of here.
Mike quit his job in order to be here and work on making the cottages beautiful.
We are both very excited about that.

Do I hear a

WELCOME BACK

to me?

Right now, a huge snow storm is on its way across Lake Michigan.
Time to get back to my comfy chair,
put another log on the fire,
enjoy some *Russian (hot) Chocolate* and my kindle – yay

There is nothing better than snow on the ground and more snow falling from the sky.

True? – Opinions please.

See ya  in a couple of days

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Recipe for Russian Chocolate:

Hot chocolate,  shot of dark rum, top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings Рenjoy!

Time to confess

You can imagine that I make a lot of beds and with that comes a like or dislike for the comforters we use. My favorite, of course, would be linen duvet covers like I use here at home but my linen service does not offer these. ¬†Back to my comforters, there is one style in particular that I have had since the dinosaurs roamed the earth – at least 10 years. ¬†It’s a Martha Stewart quilt. I have 6 of them. ¬†They have been washed so many times that the fabric is wearing thin and has broken and torn all over the place, on all of them. If I were to fix the tears, I would only create new ones, so I don’t even try. Yet I cannot help myself, I put the quilts on the beds anyway. ¬†Usually they go on the beds of guests that I know very well and to whom I can explain why that comforter is on their bed

Because it has this perfect weight
and
it feels really comfy!

So, should you find this comforter in your cottage and on your bed,  just go with it,  you could not be more comfortable sleeping under that thing.


See, it’s this¬†sea-foam¬†green with white¬†stylized¬†flowers. It goes perfectly with the curtains and the pictures on the wall
without being matchy-matchy…
Good night!

Violets?

 

These are violets, right? ¬†Oh I don’t really care.
All I know is these little beauties make me happy whenever I walk by them.
No, really now, I know what they are. I was just testing ūüėÜ

So then the ones above, don’t they look like violets as well?
How come they are not violet in color?
These and their purple-ish sisters are all over the lawn and right in front of cottage 1.

I remember when I was a child, my grandmother always smelled of violets.
She had Pastilles which made her breath smell so sweet

How Victorian of her ūüôā

And then there are the Columbine on the north side of the front porch.

Much like violets and  pansies,
all they need is a little crevice and they will bloom with all their might – beautiful

Contraption Alert !

Cleaning cottage 1, my eyes wandered to a spot they hadn’t wandered to for a while now, or so it seems.
Under the shelf that holds the tray with the coffee pot and cups I spied this little contraption from the last century!
This thing

A phone jack.

Here’s the story:

David (last name withheld) was the chauffeur and butler for a California couple that came to their cottage on Crystal Lake every summer Рfor the summer.  David stayed here in cottage 1.
Of course we know that there were no cell phones back then. Poor David needed to connect with his friends and family and so he had a phone line put in.
David came to stay with us for 3 summers and then the couple passed away.

So David moved on to a new butler job with Mrs. Kroc – the widow of the McDonald’ s founder.¬†¬† And some years later, he called to tell us that he had moved on to be Danielle Steel’s butler.¬† Since then he has fallen off the face of the earth or something like that.¬† We have not heard from him again ūüė¶

Gosh, the people that have come through the Wayfarer…