I was taking photographs of the Kitchens Garden Retreat yesterday. My little airbnb apartment. I have guests coming in today, so while it looked so pretty, I thought I would take some shots and update the site. I don’t mind if you have a look too.
Of course we have snow coming in later tonight so that will be interesting. The guests cannot park close to their little wing when there is weather coming in. We unload then take the car down to park by the barn. Not as convenient but better than getting stuck.
My favourite part of hosting is the dressing of the rooms. It is like setting up a stage for the theatre. Or creating a film set. Every detail sends a message and I just love that. It is a little like playing house. The bread is rising and soon I will boil some eggs and make the butter and stock the fridge full of interesting food from the farm. After I milk the cow this afternoon I will place a little bottle of fresh milk in the fridge for their coffee in the morning. I always put in storebought milk too just in case they do not choose the raw milk. It is a choice after all.
In the summer I hope to get more guests. You are welcome too, of course. In the summer this will develop into a proper farm stay.
In the meantime, there is still farming that needs doing. We can’t be playing house all day. There is a bit of snow forecast for the next few days but we will see. It is hard to predict. However, we need to be ready for whatever comes our way.
The animals had a day of sun yesterday which was just lovely. Today we will top up all the water tanks, put everything back where it belongs, John will put the snow plough on the truck, I close as many barn doors as I can and we see what happens. I always find if I am ready for the snow it is never as bad. Plus I changed FLIGHTS – that should cause the Gods to chuckle and pull the snow out altogether.
Twenty-six eggs! Twenty pounds of milk. We did well on the farm yesterday. The pigs are happy.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: A Pregnant (though windy) Pause as the snow gathers.
Saturday 02/03 0% / 0 in
Overcast. High 39F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.
Saturday Night 02/03 50% / < 1 in
Cloudy. Snow showers developing late. Low 26F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 50%.
7:01 am 5:12 pm
Waning Gibbous, 88% visible 9:05 pm 9:04 am