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A New Adventure at Crabtree Cottage!

  “And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart We have just ended our nineteenth year as a B&B here at Crabtree Cottage and we are closing our doors and starting something new!   “I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my…

  “One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” – Henry David Thoreau Our window boxes are my favorite garden feature of summer! Here is one at the beginning of summer and then at the end! Scenes from around the Crabtree Cottage Garden       A new gardening…

How beautiful is it to do nothing, and then to rest afterward. After a very busy spring, I think this quote sums up what the rest of our plan is for summer!  With most gardening and house projects behind us for the season, it is time to enjoy all of the Berkshire splendor and beauty….

Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way. – Dr. Seuss Yay! Spring has arrived. Although it has been a bit cold, it still has beautiful signs of new life everywhere you look. The grass is green, the gardens are popping up, and we have things to do before the official…

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. ~ Helen Keller This new year started off with a major change in our lives. Our beautiful daughter, our one and only, moved to California! Any one of you with children who…

“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make….

My uncle ordered popovers from the restaurant’s bill of fare. And, when they were served, he regarded them with a penetrating stare. Then he spoke great words of wisdom as he sat there on that chair: “To eat these things,” said my uncle, “You must exercise great care. You may swallow down what’s solid, but…

“To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie – True Poems flee.” Emily Dickinson It sure is hard to say good bye to summer. Business wise, it was one of our best. We truly enjoy our guests, and even though it is our busiest time of the year, we…

“Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat: it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.”  Scout in To Kill A Monkingbird  (Did you know that Dill…

“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets Max enjoying a cigar on a beautiul summer night! Simplicity at its best! Lemon Olive Oil Cake ~ pop over to my facebook for the recipe. Today for breakfast I offered a special cheese omlet…

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