Saturday, November 23, 2013

Closing the B&B. A very special thank you to all of our guests over the past ten years.

North Fork Bed and Breakfast is closing. We are currently hosting our last guests and will be closed when they depart tomorrow. I've enjoyed the bed and breakfast for the past ten years but feel it's time to move on to other things. Thank you to all of our guests.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall Foliage Hay Ride at North Fork Bed and Breakfast/Gifts




 Soon we will be loading our fall foliage hay ride into our reservation system and announcing the package that will be available for our guests. Details to be announced soon!!






As the seasons change and we approach the holiday season, weather permitting, we'll be offering a sleigh ride package for our guests. Sleigh rides, weather permitting, will begin in November and run through December. Details forth coming!


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Organic Loose Leaf Tea Etc.

Lisa has been working on learning all kinds of new things. Since January of 2012, she has been learning about and selling loose leaf organic teas and tea accessories. The gift shop was emptied out to make room for loose leaf teas that can't deal with the fragrances of soaps and lotions. The soap and lotion making has taken a back seat to baking and tea blending and packaging. The gift shop was moved and attached to the coffee roasterie. North Fork Gifts is now Baker Road Bakery and Specialtea Teas. About a year ago Tim purchased Jernabi's, a coffee shop, in Potsdam. Lisa now does all of the baking for the shop, runs the B&B and sells loose leaf teas. It's been a very exciting and sometimes very trying first year of retirement. It has been an unparalelled  learning experience to say the least. During this time the B&B website was also rebuilt and the blogging came to a screeching hault. As I struggle to make a schedule that makes sense and is doable, I long to return to blogging which is why I'm doing this post. So, hopefully, I'm back at it and can keep people informed about the happenings here at North Fork B&B.
We are looking forward to the upcoming Bass Masters Fishing Tournament and hoping to have some of the participants stay with us. Tim and I will both be at the 3 day event. Tim will be selling brewed hot coffee, iced coffee and iced tea. I will be selling baked goods and organic loose leaf tea and tea accessories. So if you go to the tournament, please do stop by and say hello! Look for more blog posts too!

Bass Masters

The Bass Masters Fishing Trounament is coming up. We have availability if you're looking for a place to stay during the Tournament. You can book your room for this upcoming event right on our website. If you prefer to call that is fine as well. We are a short 10-15 min. drive from Waddington. North Fork B&B is a convenient location for both onlookers and Bass Master Tournament participants. No worries when it comes to parking, we have room for your boat trailer! Check us out at www.northforkbedandbreakfastgifts.com  We look forward to welcoming you to North Fork B&B.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Availability May 10th and 11th for Graduation

We have had a cancellation and now have availability for Clarkson Graduation May 10th and 11th. You can book your room right on our website. Both rooms are currently available and bookable on a first come, first served basis. If you've been looking for a place to stay, here it is!

Baker Road Bakery has been busy baking cookies this week. We've also been dipping and coating biscotti and assorted cookies in our new delicious gourmet chocolate! We are also making gourmet chocolates for Mother's Day.

This Saturday afternoon we will be doing a tea tasting at the Willow Tree in Potsdam. Stop by and taste some amazing hot and iced teas. Pick out some special Mother's Day Teas available from Specialtea Teas.

Just a reminder that we have custom, made to order Mother's Day Gift Baskets available and made to order baked goods as well. If you would like to place an order call 315-528-0175. We hope to hear from you!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Our New Website

Whenever you can, please check out our new website. www.northforkbedandbreakfastgifts.com 

I think you will really enjoy the new website and all it has to offer our guests. If you've stayed with us before, you'll notice the new quilts in our room pictures. Also, be sure to see the attractions page as there are many suggestions of things to see and do. Click on the reservations button to see our new reservation system too. All of these changes are our way of making it easier for our guests and also providing more for their stay at North Fork Bed and Breakfast. Our reservation system will also have a place for our guests to purchase Tim's coffee and Lisa's tea. It will also have packages and special things you can purchase to make your stay extra special especially if you're celebrating an anniversary, birthday or any other occasion.

We're very excited about our new website! Enjoy.....

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Specialtea Teas

Specialtea Teas is now at Willow Tree Florist and Landscaping in Potsdam. Come on in and check out this awesome space! There are lots of gift items and antiques available. There's no doubt that there is something for everyone. Pick up some tea and browse. You'll be glad you did!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Spring in Northern New York

Today is April 12th and yes, we have ice, lots of ice! The poor birds don't know quite what to do with themselves as they sit in the ice covered branches of this Lilac bush.



The yard is picturesque, but this is April and it's supposed to spring!


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year!!





A very Happy New Year to everyone! There are many things I'm looking forward to this year. First and foremost is fiber optic high speed internet service. It was promised by Christmas and then the first of the year. The other day I found out that it won't be until the beginning of February. We're on the end of the line. No surprise there. We are conveniently located in the middle of no where!!




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I've been very busy baking. I enjoy baking but must say that when things fall apart, I find it pretty disappointing. The other day I attempted some new cakes and they were awful! After reviewing the recipe a few more times, I realized that I had misread the directions. I plan to try again today. I'm also going to work on making some new types of bread.

We are enjoying the puppies very much. There are some days that they are a lot of work but for the most part, they are just a lot of fun!! They are very smart and very loving. It's a joy to watch them play in the snow and dig all around in the nearly 2 feet of snow! I won't be enjoying that when it's the yard but for now, it's all good. Our puppies are Latte and Cappaccino. They are Golden Retrievers. It certainly has made for some very busy days this winter!!

I'm including some pictures of a flock of Bohemian Waxwings that happened by over Christmas week to eat the fruit of the flowering crab trees in the yard. It was a delightful experience watching these beautiful birds.




I'm still working on cutting trails and plan to get out sometime this week to cut some of the downed trees and clear the rest of the trails. It's a bit warmer than it was so I think I'll be able to get out there and get some work done. Still working on finishing knitting a pair of socks. Hopefully, I'll finish that as well. Today will be cookies. I need to bake cookies so that's on the agenda as well as feeding the birds and taking a ski. I'll be sure and let you know how things are going on the baking front and out in the woods. Luckily the wind has compacted the snow so it's a bit easier to ski. I had to snow shoe trails before I could ski and I am not the best at snow shoeing! Enjoy the pictures.