Millicent is a 15-year-old cream tabby cat, and Jesse is a 9-year-old English Springer Spaniel. They are not allowed in guest rooms at any time. Both pets are rescues. You will likely see Jesse but Millicent prefers to stay secluded.

Millicent is a 15-year-old cream tabby cat, and Jesse is a 9-year-old English Springer Spaniel. They are not allowed in guest rooms at any time. Both pets are rescues. You will likely see Jesse but Millicent prefers to stay secluded.

Purple iris was one of my mother’s favorite flowers.

Purple iris was one of my mother’s favorite flowers.

Our black locust trees blossom for about a week each Spring. Here they are with their white cluster-like blossoms. It is the most rot resistant wood in North America. Ideal for fence posts and small bridge supports, it was used extensively by colonists. Black locust also makes excellent firewood because it burns so hot, but some don’t like the odor of its smoke when used as fuel.

Our black locust trees blossom for about a week each Spring. Here they are with their white cluster-like blossoms. It is the most rot resistant wood in North America. Ideal for fence posts and small bridge supports, it was used extensively by colonists. Black locust also makes excellent firewood because it burns so hot, but some don’t like the odor of its smoke when used as fuel.

My father bought this 1776 replica flag in 1976. We fly it on patriotic holidays.

My father bought this 1776 replica flag in 1976. We fly it on patriotic holidays.

A member of the lily family, this red trillium is a native woodland plant that enjoys shade.

A member of the lily family, this red trillium is a native woodland plant that enjoys shade.

The Eastern view from Room 2 with Bare Hill beyond.

The Eastern view from Room 2 with Bare Hill beyond.

Blue, white and pink columbines found a home next to the trunk of a black locust tree.

Blue, white and pink columbines found a home next to the trunk of a black locust tree.

Your hostess, Carolyn

Your hostess, Carolyn