Spontaneous!

Do you feel like this winter has just been hanging on way too long?  Just because the weather has been wetter and colder than normal when we are looking for Spring, doesn’t mean you can’t get away and enjoy some R&R.  There are some fun things to do around our area of Wayne County.

Have you ever been to a sugar bush?  This weekend, March 17, 8th Annual Self-Guided Maple Tour, a tour of maple open houses in the Northeast PA region, predominately in Wayne County but also with stops in Pike and Lackawanna Counties. Enjoy locally produced maple products and learn more about today’s producers of maple syrup. maple bush You can tour area sugar bushes at your leisure, following the maple syrup making process from the tree to your table.  Along the way, pick up some locally produced pure maple products.  This event is free to the public. Don’t feel like driving, a bus tour is available.

Stop by the second to last Main Street Farmers’ Market of the season at the Cooperage on Main St, this Saturday, March 17.  Stock up on artisanal goodies, freshly baked goods and farm fresh eggs. There will be locally grown produce like carrots, cabbages, potatoes, onions and even hearty greens!  Also, enjoy farm to table eats from Anthill Farm Kitchen. Make sure you stop by for the healthy recipe demonstration and earn your Coop Cash to spend on produce at the Market!

Don’t forget your Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, check out the menu and fun at these three local restaurants: TheTrackside, Tick Tock’s, and The Red Schoolhouse.

Of course, your favorite bed and breakfast will provide the rest and relaxation with comfortable beds, a cozy fireplace and delicious breakfast.  Be spontaneous!  Drop the weekend chores and get away from doldrums!

 

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Should There be Spring?

Valentine rosesIf you have visited our inn, you know I like to decorate.  At Christmas that might even be considered an understatement.  January comes knocking on the door just as Santa Claus needs to take a rest until next December.  Snowmen take their places on the shelves and mantles, then add a few hearts, shades of pink, and roses, and romance fills the air as February hits the calendar.  What’s next?

Yes, it’s true a few shamrocks can be placed to make things St Pat's basketjovial, but the dilemma remains, February is still lingering and winter still has some claws holding fast.  This year is making the decision even more difficult, do I dare to display Spring so early?  But looking at the calendar, (wait, yipes!) Easter is fast approaching! Yes, the days are getting longer, but bunnies and tulips?  Can dreams come true? Could we skip this winter that wasn’t?  I’m ready. As February draws to a close, I have gotten used to not needing the boots to go outside, and those snowshoes can just keep their dust until easterbunnext winter.  I think I’m over not getting “the big snow” for this winter, I surely don’t want it mid-March. (Apologies to all our southern east coast friends who did get a big one this year, you can keep it.)  March will be a month of transition into Spring.  Easter will roll on by and so I suppose we can look at bunnies, ducks, daffodils and chicks, and by the time April arrives those sights and flowers will be here, real time, on the outside

Early spring daffodils

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