Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Pleasure Indeed....

We had the pleasure, at North Fork B&B, of meeting Virginia Brown Waite, Florida Congresswoman, when she stayed with us this weekend. Today we will be open for business in the gift shop where Lisa hopes to be making more soap and candles as we prepare for more guests at the B&B and the upcoming holiday season. We have lots of new fragrances and some new soaps that will be coming out as well as some new candles. Check our blog and see the new things we'll be offering in our gift shop and on our website.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Today's a Very Exciting Day!

On the down side of things, I had to say goodbye this morning to my brother, his wife and my nephew as they head back home. We had our Thanksgiving weekend again this year and a wonderful time and fabulous food was had by all. My niece will have to head back to college as well today. We'll all miss each other and be looking forward to the next time we can all be together. My nephew helped me with my cello. He plays really well and had encouraging words for his aunt. He was also incredibly helpful in the gift shop hanging dried flowers. Today the ceiling should be finished! It's almost there....the dried flowers are down and ready to be put out. The Fall bags are on display and all in all it's a very exciting day!

These bags are a a sample of what we have in the shop. To see them all check out our website at Our Balsam wreaths will be on display soon so check back often to see all the new and exciting things to come!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Dried Flowers

This weekend we'll be bringing out the dried flowers and finishing the ceiling. This is one example of the wonderful dried flowers we'll have on hand. Bunches can be purchased to decorate or use in arranging. We have quite a few bunches of statice available as well. You can see more at our gift shop website within the next couple of weeks. For those of you looking to keep warm as the colder weather approaches please check out a fabulous site for hand painted and hand dyed fiber for those winter and holiday projects at For coffee to keep warm and a fabulous new fundraising idea check out our coffee at All great places to find wonderful things!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Oh that ceiling....

We're still working on the ceiling in the gift shop. Here's hoping it gets finished this weekend! Right now we have guests from Virginia and we're getting ready for our Thanksgiving weekend. We celebrate it now so all of our family from CT can travel without worrying about the weather. In my album on facebook there are lots of pictures from last year's dinner. I just love to have everyone for dinner. It's always fun! Stay tuned for more pictures from this year's dinner.

Here's the progress we've made so far...Yesterday I posted the regular ceiling before anything had been done. There are 4 bays left that still need blue board. The picture on the left, below is the ceiling with the blue board. The picture on the right is what it looks like when it's finished. Of course I couldn't wait to hang some of the baskets used for dried flower arrangements and gift baskets. I dont' think it's going to be long now before we have it done!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Rainbows and Fall Foliage

We've had quite a bit of rain lately. In between showers we've seen some beautiful rainbows over the farm. This is one them. I have to say, these do make tolerating the rain a little bit easier! Looking out over the field and seeing the beautiful foliage is nice too.

I'll be adding the finishing pictures soon so check back! This is the ceiling of the gift shop before anything is done to it. Check back often for updates. Check out our website to see the new things and purchase items from our shop at Become a follower of our blog and a fan on facebook.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Lots of New Things in the Gift Shop...

Our new little candle with a wonderful fall fragrance. The 1.5 oz. hexagon shaped soy candle. A wonderful way to celebrate the fall season with a fall fragrance.

Wooden Wick Soy Candle 12.5 oz. Perfect Pumpkin fragrance. Wooden Wick Candles evoke the sound of a crackling fire when lit. The perfect way to enjoy the crisp fall weather.

Each day after work a little bit more comes together in the gifts shop. In the soaps, we now have a small 1.5 oz. soap the the upcoming holiday season. Keep up with our blog to find out what new gift items are available.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Fall Season Is Upon Us....

We've been incredibly busy here at North Fork with both the gift shop and the Bed and Breakfast. We've had cool weather and rain. The leaves are changing like crazy and it's really beautiful. The picking of the straw flowers has slowed down. The new vented heater has been installed in the gift shop and Tim and I have been working on putting up the rest of the ceiling. It's tough because there's a lot hanging on the beams and the measurements change as we go along. Little by little though, we're getting there. I made some new soap this week that's really neat. Tiny bars that fit in the small organza bags. They will be a great addition for guests and for the upcoming holiday season!